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St Thomas the Martyr

  • Saturday 10AM - 3PM

Venue number: 52

St Thomas the Martyr

  • Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM

Venue number: 52

St Thomas the Martyr

OPEN HOUSE & DROP IN TOWER TOURS

 

Discover medieval Redcliffe, its origins and development over the centuries.

 

Located in Bristol’s city centre, St Thomas the Martyr church was designed in 1789 by local architect and carver James Allen to replace a medieval church deemed unsafe for use. Allen retained the fifteenth-century west tower of the old church, intending it to be ‘raised and modernised’ in a Classical fashion, but the plan was never carried out and the church is an unusual – but pleasing – blend of both periods.

 

Explore the church to find rare medieval fragments surviving from the old church before it was built anew in the 18th century.

 

Drop in tower tour (on the hour): Climb the medieval tower for extraordinary views of Redcliffe, and witness Bristol’s emerging new architecture and the changes taking place to the urban landscape.

Key Information

  • Address Thomas Lane, BS1 6JG
  • Map Map coming soon!
  • Amenities
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Toilet
    Baby changing facilities
    Pram friendly

Design Information

  • Built1793
  • Designed byArchitect: James Allen
  • Building styleGothic, Neo-classical

Located in Bristol’s city centre, this handsome late eighteenth-century church was designed in 1789 by local architect and carver James Allen to replace a medieval church deemed unsafe for use. Allen retained the fifteenth-century west tower of the old church, intending it to be ‘raised and modernised’ in a Classical fashion, but the plan was never carried out and the church is an unusual – but pleasing – blend of both periods.

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