Unseen Bristol #1 – St Mary Redcliffe

Bristol isn’t going to win many awards for town planning or outstanding post-war architecture, but that is what makes a wander through the streets so fascinating. The clash of old and new has created endless unexpected details, emphasised by the steep hills and river that define the cityscape.

I thought I may as well share some of the images that catch my eye.

St Mary Redcliffe Church

The history and importance of St Mary Redcliffe Church is well documented elsewhere. But two things strike me about it. The first is the enormity of the spire – used to develop the method of making lead shot. The second is the incongruous nature of the modern development around it, penned in by urban dual carriageways and tower blocks. Yet it stands undiminished.

St Mary Redcliffe Church

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