Church of St Thomas the Martyr
An elegant Georgian survivor in a city centre location
Located in Bristol’s city centre, this handsome late eighteenth-century church was designed in 1789 by local architect and carver James Allen to replace a medieval church deemed unsafe for use. Allen retained the fifteenth-century west tower of the old church, intending it to be ‘raised and modernised’ in a Classical fashion, but the plan was never carried out and the church is an unusual – but pleasing – blend of both periods.
Church of St Thomas the Martyr, Thomas Lane, Bristol BS1 6JG