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St James Priory

  • Friday 10AM - 5PM
  • Saturday 10AM - 4PM

Venue number: 46

St James Priory

  • Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Venue number: 46

  • © Destination Bristol

St James Priory

OPEN HOUSE & TOURS

 

Step back in time as you enter this Norman Priory- the oldest building in Bristol still in use, dating from 1129.

 

Find sanctuary in the simple grandeur of the former Benedictine priory, reopened to the public after a substantial conservation & restoration programme.

 

Guided tours & exhibition (Sat only): Every half hour 10.30am-3pm.
Church House will be open for viewing on Saturday only.

Key Information

  • Address Whitson Street, BS1 3NZ
  • Directions Next door to the main bus station
  • Map Map coming soon!
  • Amenities
    Wheelchair access
    Accessible toilet
    Disabled parking
    Hearing Loop
    Refreshments
    Toilet
    Baby changing facilities
    Pram friendly

Design Information

  • Builtc.1129
  • Designed byConservation architect: Ferguson Mann Architects
  • Building styleVarious

As the oldest building in Bristol still in use, the building is a architectural mixture of Norman, Romanesque, late Medieval, Gothic, Georgian, Victorian, Jacobean, and 21st century styles. Modern additions by Ferguson Mann Architects are an excellent example of sensitive new design being fitted to old.

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