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.PutSt 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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The church, which dates back to the 12th century, was heavily bombed during the Bristol blitz in November 1940. All that is left of the church is the shell, and it stands as a memorial to the... more »
Walking through Castle Park in central Bristol, we came across St Peter's Church, a pretty preserved ruined church bombed during the war. Nice setting over looking the water - quite sad in reality. more »
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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