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Hope Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifton, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4513 / 51°27'4"N

Longitude: -2.6215 / 2°37'17"W

OS Eastings: 356907

OS Northings: 172665

OS Grid: ST569726

Mapcode National: GBR C2L.4L

Mapcode Global: VH88M.HSZ9

Plus Code: 9C3VF92H+G9

Entry Name: Hope Chapel

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293087

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379793

Also known as: Hope Centre

ID on this website: 101293087

Location: Hotwells, Bristol, BS8

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton Holy Trinity with St Andrew the Less and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/13/1437 (North side)
08/01/59 Hope Chapel


Congregational chapel, now hall. 1786. Possibly by Daniel
Hague. Altered, largely refenestrated and extended 1838.
Render over Pennant rubble with limestone dressings, hipped
slate roof.
Hall and N vestry wing. A symmetrical 4-bay S front has
clasping pilasters with round-topped sunken panels separated
by a lozenge, to a cornice and parapet, raised and pedimented
to the centre; 2 central 4-centre arched doorways linked by a
hoodmould, with large foliate stops and ribbed doors, beneath
two 3-light, and flanking 2-light, windows with cusped,
intersecting tracery. 5-bay W elevation of Y-tracery windows
with a transom quatrefoil panel. Similar E elevation. Vestry
of 1838 has 6/6-pane sash windows.
INTERIOR: hall with a balcony on 4 sides with quatrefoil
panels, on cast-iron columns with fluted, moulded capitals;
organ recess to north end at gallery level; queen post truss
Founded by Ladies Hope and Glenorchy for Calvinistic
evangelical worship, and linked to Hague by similar window
details at St Paul's Portland Square. Extended by a single bay
to the N in 1838, when the windows were replaced.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 176; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 412; An
Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels...in Central England: Stell
C: Gloucestershire: London: 1986-: 63).

Listing NGR: ST5690772665

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