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Church Micro #663 Coalpit Heath

Hidden : 6/12/2009
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This cache has been placed in the Church Yard with kind permission of the Rev'd Colin Lunt and the PCC.

St Saviours Church 1844 - 1845 by William Butterfield, immitative of the 14C style. It consists of nave, chancel, south porch, west tower and narrow aisles.
The ironwork on the door is notable and the Lych gate, also by Butterfield is a bold design.

The Ecclesiastical Parish of Coalpit Heath was constituted by Order in Council on April 26th 1845, from the hamlets of Coalpit Heath, Mays Hill and Nibley in the Civil Parish of Westerleigh together with a portion (Brockeridge and Adam's Land) of the Parish of Frampton Cotterell.

The building was designed by William Butterfield; his first Anglican Church, but not his first church building; this honour going to the Congregational Church in Cotham, Bristol.

John Gay of Downend was awarded the contract to build St. Saviour's and signed the drawings on 3rd July 1844. The estimated cost was £1,900 and the period for construction 10 months. The eventual cost was to be £2,674 and it was completed in October 1845 (possibly 5 months late). This was quite an achievement bearing in mind the labour content of the work, the specialist trades and the detailed work at the finishing stage such as stained glass, floor tiling and joinery.

The Lych Gate The stone built Lych Gate, designed by the architect with a single gate for pedestrians and a double gate for special occasions, is a principal landmark of Coalpit Heath. The oak gates were made by the boys of The Manor School (now The Manor C of E Primary School), across the Badminton Road from the Church. The Lych Gate is a grade II* listed building

theCoordinates for the final cache in this series GO12 2nd Severn Crossing View (No 2) Whale Wharf are in the log book.

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