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Church of Saint Mark, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


Notes: Known to many people who travel by train and pass throughStapleton Road Station in Bristol as that odd structure bythe track. the railway is raised on an embankment and allone sees is the strange top stage of the tower. The railwayadded to the prosperity of the church, and it was notunknown for people changing trains here to nip off theplatforms and attend a service.

The church was designed by Charles Dyer (1794-1848) in anexuberant Norman style. Although parts were obviously C19,such was the skill of the design that you questionedwhether the church was an ancient one. Dyer died before thechurch was completed and S.B.Gabriel supervised the work tocompletion. the church was consecrated on 18th May 1848. Itconsists of a five-bayed nave, lower apsidal vaultedchancel and a north porch tower. The top stage of the towerbursts into decoration with interlaced arches andcolonettes, and the whole is finished by a stone pyramidalive with animals crawling down the ridges and a tall ironcross. The Norman work was taken to the extremes, even thegates are in this style!


Latitude: 51.4673958333333, Longitude: -2.56489694444444


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Family / Spouse    Married    Family ID 
1 Sprague / Bulpin  2 Aug 1914Church of Saint Mark, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England F170539
2 Sprague / Jarrett  10 Apr 1948Church of Saint Mark, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England F170545

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