ST5972 : Clerestory windows and vaulting, St Mary Redcliffe church, Bristol

taken 6 months ago, near to Bristol, Great Britain

Clerestory windows and vaulting, St Mary Redcliffe church, Bristol
Clerestory windows and vaulting, St Mary Redcliffe church, Bristol

Grade I listed

This large church was originally outside the town walls and dates from the late twelfth century onwards.
There is a western tower with spire, nave with north and south aisles and clerestory, north and south porches, north and south transepts, chancel with north and south ambulatory, and eastern Lady Chapel.

The north porch dates from the early fourteenth century and is hexagonal in shape. The inner porch is the oldest part of the church dating from 1185.
The tower is of three stages with an octagonal spire. The Spire was damaged in the fifteenth century and only fully rebuilt in 1872. However the lower part of the tower is from the late thirteenth century. It is 292 feet high.
There are 15 bells.

The nave is of 7 bays and dates from the mid-fourteenth century and has a vaulted ceiling with roof bosses. There are more than 1100 roof bosses in the church.

Both transepts of the church are aisled and of three bays dating from the mid-fourteenth century.

The eastern Lady Chapel is mid-fifteenth century, and is of a lower height than the nave. The windows contain colourful twentieth century glass.

The church has several monuments, including the tomb of a Knight reputed to be Robert de Berkeley, circa 1200.

There is a fine four manual organ by Harrison and Harrison with over 4300 pipes and was originally located at the west end of the church. It was restored in 2010

The church has many stained-glass windows, mostly Victorian, with the exception of those mentioned in the Lady Chapel, and to windows of mediaeval glass at the west end.

There are more interesting features of this large church (which is the tallest building in Bristol) which are not covered here.

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Saturday, 17 August, 2019   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 September, 2019
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