Angel, Former St Nicholas Church, Bristol

Bristol Angel

During a recent visit to Bristol, I visited St Nicholas Market, close to Castle Park. The market is hosted in The Exchange, an 18th Century Grade I Listed building owned by Bristol City Council.

Adjacent to the market, between St Nicholas St and Baldwin St is the former parish church of St Nicholas, originally built at the end of the 11th century and re-built in the 18th century by the same architect who designed Bristol Bridge.

Mounted on the outer wall, this charming stone angel attracted my attention. As it is positioned at eye-height, I assume it was designed with this in mind. Its charm comes from the grace and symmetry of its pose,  and is enhanced by the light coating of green mould. Though located in a fairly busy passageway, it conveys an air of peace and tranquility.