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Whitfield's Tabernacle, Bristol

Description: Whitfield's Tabernacle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 June 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 28737

OS Grid Reference: ST6493173903
OS Grid Coordinates: 364931, 173903
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4630, -2.5062

Location: 16 Park Road, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire BS15 1QU

Locality: Bristol
County: South Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: BS15 1QU

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Listing Text

(west side)
Whitfield's Tabernacle
ST 6473 9/173 6.6.51.
Important survival, though relatively modest, of the C18 evangelical movement.
Built 1741, enlarged 1802. Rendering on rubble, pantile roof in 3 hipped
sections lying from front to rear, centre section slightly higher than
side sections, eaves all round. Entrance elevation to Park Road has 3
cambered-headed window openings on upper level and 3 flat-headed openings
to lower level, sashes with glazing bars in exposed wooden frames. Plain
square headed door opening to right with recessed door. Bronze plaque
reads: "This building was erected by - George Whitfield BA and John Cennick
AD 1741 - it is - Whitfield's first tabernacle, the oldest existing memorial
to his great share in the 18th century revival." Right hand end elevation
has 2 plain doors, one at each end, and cambered head window above, 3 tall
semi-circular headed windows to the centre, sashes with glazing bars, in
exposed wood frames. Mid C19 2 storey vestry and committee room extension
to west.
Interior: Gallery on 3 sides on corner columns with palmette caps; panelled
galleries, one panel being the original preaching stone. The original
building has the central roof, the flanking ones being added 1802 with
the galleries.

Listing NGR: ST6493173903

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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