© Ms Ruth Povey
CITY ROAD BAPTIST CHAPEL, YORK STREET (north east side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Ms Ruth Povey
30 June 2001
12 September 1990
Date of last amendment:
30 December 1994
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ST5973NW CITY ROAD, Stokes Croft
901-1/6/2021 (South West side)
12/09/90 City Road Baptist Chapel and
attached steps and railings
(Formerly Listed as:
City Road Baptist Chapel)
Baptist chapel. 1861. By James Medland and AW Maberley.
Snecked rubble with limestone dressings and a tile roof.
Aisled single-cell plan. Italianate style.
W front has a tall central gable with a Lombard frieze,
parapet with rope moulding and a central square pinnacle,
flanked by clasping buttresses forming small turrets with
octagonal pinnacles; a semicircular-arched door of 3 orders
has foliate capitals to shafts, foliate decoration to the
inner arches and rope and flowers to the outer; shoulder-arch
door and CITY ROAD BAPTIST CHAPEL 1862 in the tympanum; a band
runs across above the door reading STRIVE TO ENTER IN AT THE
STRAIT GATE, below a wheel window with 12 trefoil-headed
lights and polychrome voussoirs.
The W ends of the aisles have similar buttresses and parapets,
and windows with 2 semicircular-arched lights with shafts, set
in a semicircular arch. 5-bay N aisle has shallow buttresses
and Lombard frieze, and windows as the W end with foliate
roundels in the tympana, beneath inserted round windows of
1905 breaking the frieze; similar smaller arched windows form
a clerestory below a corbel table. Similar S aisle has a
crypt, with plain semicircular-arched windows separated by
splayed buttresses, a door to the W and 2 small set-backs
above. 2-storey; 3-window range Jubilee Chapel dated 1885
attached to E end has round-headed windows and a shallow porch
with a semicircular-arch doorway with zigzag moulding and a
round window above.
INTERIOR: 4-bay aisles with moulded arches on richly-carved
capitals; bracketed gallery to sides and W end with an
openwork front and Lombard frieze; round-headed doorways with
dogtooth architraves to E and W; arch-braced king-post roof.
FITTINGS: mid C19 benches and decoratively carved pulpit.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Pennant stone steps up to the W front
from the S, and fleur-de-lys railings to the front area and N
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 384).