St Paul's Church, Southville, Bristol

St Paul's Church, Southville, Bristol

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St Pauls Church is a church located close to the New Cut in Southville, Bristol. The first foundation stone was laid on 8th September 1829 by the Bishop of Bath & Wells. The architect was Charles Dyer, who chose the typical Georgian Gothic style; he would later design the classical Victoria Rooms in Clifton. On 24th October 1831, just over two years later, the church was consecrated. The church could accomomodate 1780 worshippers and often topped the Sunday attendance figures for the city through the next hundred years. It became an independent parish church in August 1852. The church as built had no chancel , but was a rectangular hall with galleries on three sides. The organ stood at the east end of the south gallery and the galleries themselves were supported on thin cast iron columns. Outside the church bristled with pinnacles, with eight crocket pinnacles atop the tower. This church was blitzed on Good Friday 1941, the nave was burnt out and the chancel completely wrecked, the east wall collapsing. #Avon #Bedminster #Bristol #Church #Georgian #Gothic #Southville #St_Pauls #TRM_DA
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