St Michael's on the Mount Without, St Michael's Hill, Bristol
Rising dramatically above the surrounding buildings with its distinctive tower, St Michael on the Mount Without dates from the 15th Century. The church was built to serve the growing suburb of merchants’ houses on St Michael’s Hill but only its tower remains from this initial building phase in 1460. The tower has a stair turret at one corner topped, Bristol-style, with a spirelet. The main building was rebuilt in 1777 to a design by Thomas Paty. It suffered damage in the Second World War and was not fully restored until 1962. In the graveyard lie ‘Marian martyrs’ executed at the top of St Michael’s Hill.
In 1996 the church was closed by the Diocese and declared redundant. Doorways and windows were boarded up and repairs were needed. It is on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk register. A fire has subsequently damaged the roof.
Now it has been put up for sale - not necessarily to the highest bidder but to buyers with the best proposals for reuse. Offers are due by 14th December see further the sales particulars below.