Tagged with Georgian Bristol

The Story of Bristol’s Eponymous Bridge

The Story of Bristol’s Eponymous Bridge

This is from a paper I presented at the Regional History Centre’s Symposium in 2010. For the full story of the Bridge, ‘Death and the Bridge – The Georgian Rebuilding of Bristol Bridge’ is available from me via Amazon. The kindle version is ‘Civil Engineering & Civic Apathy’ Bristol Bridge: Barometer of Bristol’s Prosperity The … Continue reading

Mr Hooke’s Big Projection

Mr Hooke’s Big Projection

Bristol’s Exchange on Corn Street is the biggest and one of the earliest of her many Georgian buildings, with the famous John Wood of Bath as its architect. His account of the scheme was published in 1745 and of the 300 subscribers a surprising number were tradesmen on the project; also surprising was the number … Continue reading