[ELH] Bristol's medieval churches: St Peter's

St Peter's is not only of interest because it lies west of Bristol Castle and its dedication is probably therefore to be added to the long list of those which offer the Prince of the Apostles as protector of the princes of this world, and specifically in Midland England as patron of the kings of Mercia (St Peter's was a chapelry of the church which served the Domesday royal estate of Barton Regis). Further 'cosmological' interest lies in its spatial relationship with St Mary le Port. The two churches appear as if one or the other, or both, are the result of deliberate axial planning. In such pairs (and groups) of churches, dedications respectively in honour of the Virgin and St Peter are very common.

Other pictures of, and information about St Peter's can be found on the web-site 'About Bristol', by clicking here.

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Last updated: 30 May 2000 11:49
Dr G.R. Jones

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