Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Apostles, Bristol

Soon to be converted in to “luxury apartments” we took a trip to Apostles Cathedral with Rookinella and Scott, from 28DL after a rather unsuccessful explore in Gloucester!

The cathedral, once also known as Clifton Cathedral, is in a pretty terrible state, but some of the windows and the basement proved quite interesting.

Apostles Cathedral had a bit of a troubled beginning. Building work started in 1834 but stopped just a year later when there were complications with the foundations which had been laid on an un-even hillside. Almost ten years later in 1843, work commenced again but soon failed and the cathedral was left derelict for a further five years. Eventually a new cathedral was built in the area and the original Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Apostles used as an episcopal see. It later became a Steiner School facility until 2002 when it was put up for sale.

UPDATE: Development of Apostles Cathedral is now complete.

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  1. emily says:

    Know any good abandoned places within a 10 mile radis of north Bristol/Bristol

  2. charlieredwood says:

    Is this still accessible? Me and mate are doing our GCSE photography project on discarded items. If so please can I have the postcode of the whereabouts it is.

  3. larr brewer says:

    Hi guys, I am a rubbish tip digger. Always on the look out for pre 1920’s tips anywhere in a 15mile radius around Bristol. Can anyone help?

  4. JP says:

    This place was used as a filming location for an episode of Robin of Sherwood (ITV) in the mid 1980s..

  5. Beth says:

    I’m currently Studying A-level Photography and was wondering if you know of any abandonded places currently around the Bath / Bristol area?

  6. Nickdanger83 says:

    I used to go to the Steiner school until 1997. It was a fascinating building – I only went in the derelict part once or twice as it was usually out of bounds and boarded up and locked. But those pictures bring back memories! There was an assembly hall where we did school plays and it was riddled with corridors backstage. There was also several classrooms under the main playground linked together by a tunnel like corridor.

  7. matty lawson says:

    Has anyone found out about the death in that picture above? I can’t read the name.

  8. Hannah says:

    Is it still standing? And worth the visit? And is it easy to access?

    1. The Urban Explorer says:

      I’m 99.9% sure it’s now completely converted.

      1. morgan reeson says:

        Yo Bro, any new abandoned places in Bristol?

        Thanks morgan (aka your biggest fan and co leader of ghostbusters with tj lock)

        1. The Urban Explorer says:

          There’s loads of places in Bristol to explore, it’s just somewhere I never have the time to go.

          And thanks, although I have no idea what “ghostbusters with tj lock” is? Happy exploring!

  9. Henri LeBon says:

    Has anyone done the slave tunnels under Bristol or are they a myth?

    1. Dd says:

      I haven’t done them, but they are not a myth, they are opened usually twice a year for tours. Cheers Dd

    2. ocelot says:

      You’ll need a boat and potentially a death wish as apparently theres a series of weirs

    3. Antony says:

      I have lived at Bristol bridge and used to walk the tunnels to go to school each day. You can gain access through the Rummer Bar or The Crown. Some really eerie and haunted places.

  10. Sam says:

    Hi, I’m a student in 6th form studying photography and was wondering if you know any decent derelict locations near to where I live. I live in Sherborne, NW of Dorset, and need a good place to base my A level photography shoot at. I am fascinated by the history of abandoned buildings and hope you can help me out. Cheers.

    1. Henri LeBon says:

      Mate, head to Penselwood, outside of Bourton, near Gillingham. There’s an abandoned mill there which is pretty cool, next to the river stour. Not a massive site but quite groovy.

      1. The Urban Explorer says:

        I assume that’s the same one I’ve already reported on, right?

    2. Rob says:

      Hi Sam, there is a government war bunker in Corsham somewhere me and friends are going there soon.

      1. The Urban Explorer says:

        Good luck.

  11. Me says:

    Unfortunately this building is now student accommodation

    1. The Urban Explorer says:

      That is sad to hear.

  12. Dave says:

    Hey this place looks pretty cool! In what part of Bristol is this place? How do I get there?

    1. The Urban Explorer says:

      Dave, a simple search on Google will show you exactly where the Apostles Cathedral is. However, I’ve not seen any new reports from here in years and it’s been ear-marked for redevelopment for longer still. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s finally been converted.

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