Rating: 9,0/10 (1145 votes)The Templar Church in Bristol is an old dilapidated church in the center of Bristol. It was founded in the XII century by Robert of Gloucester with the support of the spiritual-knightly order of the Templars. It was heavily damaged, almost destroyed, during the Second World War by the bombing of German aircraft. The original church was oval. With the abolition of the Knights Templar at the beginning of the 14th century, it was rebuilt on a rectangular base. She served as a parish church for some time. During the Middle Ages, this church was also called the Church of the Holy Cross with the chapel of the Bristol Weavers Guild. The chapel was built due to the fact that the textile industry was leading in Bristol, and its center was located near the Church of the Templars. The church tower 35 meters high was built in several stages. In 1390, construction was suspended as the tower began to tilt to the west. Despite the fact that the bank was not eliminated, construction was resumed in 1460, a bell tower was added to the tower. The construction was carried out without taking into account the roll, vertically. At the same time, the tower began to move again, they did not dare to finish building it further. In connection with these aspects, the church received the status of"Pisa". In 1940, during the bombing of the city by German aircraft, several shells were dropped on the church. As a result, only the walls remained from the church. However, the tower remained standing, keeping the slope.
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Topic: Church of the Knights Templar in Bristol in the UK, resort of Bristol.