St Matthew's Church, Cotham

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St Matthew's Church, Cotham
St Matthew Cotham.jpg
Coordinates: 51°27′51″N 2°35′42″W / 51.46417°N 2.59500°W / 51.46417; -2.59500
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Website St Matthews Bristol
History
Dedication Matthew the Apostle
Consecrated 1835
Associated people John Robinson, later bishop of Woolwich
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 1 November 1966
Architect(s) Thomas Rickman
Style Gothic Revival
Administration
Parish St Matthew and St Nathanael
Diocese Bristol
Province Canterbury

St Matthew's Church, Cotham is a Gothic Revival building in the Cotham area of Bristol, England.

History[edit]

The foundations of the church were completed between 1833–35 and designed by Thomas Rickman who was a major figure in the Gothic Revival.. The church is now classed as a Grade II listed.[1][2]

The roof is not visible and has an Aisle nave and West tower in the Gothic Revival style. The West front has a central four-stage tower with diagonal stone structures and an octagonal South-West stair turret.[2]

John Robinson, later Bishop of Woolwich and author of Honest to God who was a curate at St Matthew's church as his first position after ordination.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church of St Matthew". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 16 March 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Church of St Matthew, Bristol". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (7 December 1983). "JOHN ROBINSON, BISHOP, DIES AT 64". New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2016.