St Peter's is a ruined church in Castle Park, Bristol, England. It was bombed during World War II and is now preserved as a memorial.Put St Peter's Church into our Bristol trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
The foundation of the church can be traced back to 1106 when it was endowed on Tewkesbury Abbey, with a 12th-century lower tower, the rest of the church being built in the 15th century. Excavations in 1975 suggest that this was the site of Bristol's first church; the 12th-century city wall runs under the west end of the present church. It was bombed during the Bristol Blitz of 24-25 November 1940 and ruined. It is maintained as a monument to the civilian war dead of Bristol.
It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.
The church ran St Peter's Hospital, a workhouse on St Peter's Street which was destroyed by bombing during the Bristol Blitz.
Parish records for St Peter's church, Bristol are held at Bristol Archives (Ref. P. St PE) (online catalogue) including a baptism register, marriage registers and a burial register. The archive also includes records of the incumbent, churchwardens, charities, societies and vestry plus plans and photographs. Some of these records were severely damaged when the church was bombed but duplicate entries of the parish registers can be found in the bishop's transcripts of these records.
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Op een heuvel in het Castle Park tref je de ruïne van de St. Peter's Church aan. De toren, daterend uit de 12e eeuw, staat nog overeind, evenals de muren van de kerk uit de 15e eeuw. De kerk is verwoe... more »On a hill in the Castle Park you'll encounter the ruins of St. Peter's Church. The tower, dating from the 12th century, is still standing, as well as the walls of the church from the 15th century. The church was destroyed during the German bombing at the end of 1940, with other places of Bristol being hit. On the church tower a plaque with the names of residents of Bristol, killed during the so-called Blitz. The ruin serves now as war monument.
Aunque la Iglesia está en ruínas (bombardeada en la Guerra), es bella y en un entorno precioso dónde se asentaba el antiguo castillo de la ciudad. more »Although the Church is in ruins (bombed in the War), it is beautiful and in a beautiful setting where the old castle of the city was located.
Has a grassy bank over looking the river! Grab some food from st.nick's market and stroll around the corner for a little picnick.
There's a new well with a glass walk way which is really cool
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