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Latitude: 51.4794 / 51°28'45"N
Longitude: -2.5889 / 2°35'19"W
OS Eastings: 359200
OS Northings: 175772
OS Grid: ST592757
Mapcode National: GBR C98.FJ
Mapcode Global: VH88N.22QP
Plus Code: 9C3VFCH6+QC
Entry Name: Horfield Baptist Church
Listing Date: 4 March 1977
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1282272
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379607
ID on this website: 101282272
Location: Ashley Down, Bristol, BS7
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Bishopston and Ashley Down
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Bishopston and St Andrews
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
Tagged with: Protestant church building
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/04/2012
GLOUCESTER ROAD, Bishopston
Horfield Baptist Church
(Formerly Listed as:GLOUCESTER ROAD, Avonmouth
Horfield Baptist Church and Institute)
Baptist church. 1900. By RM Drake. Squared snecked Pennant rubble with limestone dressings; roof not visible. Free Perpendicular Revival style. W front to the road has flanking towers and recessed main window: steps up to a pair of doors in a wide segmental arch with a moulded archivolt, chamfered reveals and an ogee hood, with mouchettes in the spandrels; coupled windows on each side, and tower doors with Tudor arches and labels, linked by a drip mould; there are plat bands over the lintels and below and above the main window; a wide, central shallow-arched W window in 3 sections, with elaborate Perpendicular tracery;blind panels with shields above a weathered cill, an ogee-topped hoodmoulding above which terminates in angels holding shields under small buttresses within a gabled parapet.
The towers have 2 small stair lights and ashlar top sections with clasping buttresses capped by open pyramids, 2 round-arched belfry lights with blind tracery, and a crenellated parapet. Side elevations of 5 bays, the W bay gabled with 4-light window, 2-light windows to the rest, with Perpendicular tracery.
INTERIOR: a large open hall, details include a blocked pointed E arch with hoodmould, W gallery above the narthex, and a hammer beam roof with arch-braced collar trusses, ceiled above the collars and with quatrefoils in the spandrels, on carved corbels.
A well-detailed front on a prominent site, having group value with the adjoining Institute (qv). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 331).
Listing NGR: ST5918975778
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