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St Monica's Chapel, St Monica's Home of Rest

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4839 / 51°29'2"N

Longitude: -2.6184 / 2°37'6"W

OS Eastings: 357154

OS Northings: 176288

OS Grid: ST571762

Mapcode National: GBR C26.VX

Mapcode Global: VH88F.KYMT

Entry Name: St Monica's Chapel, St Monica's Home of Rest

Listing Date: 24 February 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282318

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379416

Location: Bristol, BS9

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Westbury-on-Trym

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


ST5776 COTE LANE, Stoke Bishop
901-1/28/2131 (South side)
24/02/93 St Monica's Chapel, St Monica's Home
of Rest


Chapel. 1925. By Sir George Oatley. For HH Wills. Squared,
coursed Pennant rubble, limestone ashlar and tiled roof.
Chancel with flanking S Lady Chapel and N organ bay, and nave.
Perpendicular Gothic Revival style.
E end has buttresses to a tall central gable with 2-centred
arched 5-light window with ogee heads, transom, and panel
tracery, and flanking attached pinnacles, shallower flanking
gables have 4-centre arched 3-light windows with hoods and
foliate stops; sill mould, cornice with carved beast heads and
good parapet of openwork quatrefoils and finial, over
undercroft which has paired windows to the middle and 3-light
windows to the side gables with mullions, beneath a drip
The flanking gables repeated on N side of 6 bays, with
projecting 2-bay organ room, and blind W bay; an octagonal
ashlar bell tower in the re-entrant with the chapel with
square belfry, angle buttresses to pinnacles, 3-light windows
and open Tudor-arched windows to the belfry, a crested
parapet, and weathered roof to a finial.
Matching S elevation without the tower. W elevation attached
to rear of Rest Home has a wide 4-centre window.
INTERIOR: E end blind tracery panels round the window, and
piscina and sedilia with attached crocketed pinnacles; S Lady
Chapel, N organ bay with a good organ by 'Father' Willis.
Timber reredos has open 2-centre arches, fan vaulted above to
linenfold panelling, and a raised crucifix with flanking
figures. Nave windows have blind tracery panels, and stone
bench along the sides; the W end has 4 blind arches flanking
the central Tudor-arched doorway, beneath fan vaults to a
moulded band and 2-centred arched panels to the gallery
parapet. The roof has arch-braced tie beams on angel corbels.
An exceptionally well-detailed though anachronistic design,
using several motifs, such as the blind panelling and gallery,
from the Wills Tower (qv), designed 1914. See St Monica's Rest
Home (qv).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 417).

Listing NGR: ST5715476288

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