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Arley Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Cotham, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4661 / 51°27'58"N

Longitude: -2.591 / 2°35'27"W

OS Eastings: 359040

OS Northings: 174295

OS Grid: ST590742

Mapcode National: GBR C8F.Y8

Mapcode Global: VH88N.1DLX

Plus Code: 9C3VFC85+FH

Entry Name: Arley Chapel

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282415

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378844

ID on this website: 101282415

Location: Cotham, Bristol, BS6

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Cotham

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Matthew and St Nathanael

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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ST5974 ARLEY HILL, Cotham
901-1/36/1155 (North East side)
04/03/77 Arley Chapel


Congregational chapel, now Polish Roman Catholic church. 1855.
By Foster and Wood. Coursed Pennant rubble with limestone
dressings, slate roof and leaded dome. Apsidal cruciform plan.
Italianate style.
A segmentally-curved portico to the W front has Corinthian
columns to an entablature with a dentil cornice; in between
are semicircular arches with volute keys on square responds,
and curved Pennant steps at the base.
The pedimented W gable has clasping rusticated pilaster
strips, a doorway beneath the portico with moulded architrave
and panelled door flanked by narrow windows, and above the
portico a dentil pediment over an oculus with 4 round lights;
above the pediment is a square tower to a large, domed cupola,
with chamfered corners and 3 narrow louvred arches to each
face, the cornice raised over clock faces to each side, and a
cyma dome with finial. The entablature of the portico extends
on pilasters for one quadrant bay each side to the aisles, and
the arch between the pilasters containing a shoulder-arch
doorway below 2 semicircular-arched windows.
Pedimented N transept gable has rusticated pilasters and a
Doric Venetian window, the central arch of which breaks the
cornice of the pediment, and with brackets below on a sill
band which runs along the 6-bay N aisle beneath stilted
semicircular-arched windows with plain architraves and moulded
imposts; a narrow clerestory of linked round windows. S
elevation as N. INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: 2-storey annex to the E end has 3-window
range of semicircular-arched windows, a pronounced impost band
and clasping pilasters.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 384).

Listing NGR: ST5904074295

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