epw034461 ENGLAND (1930). Ashton Gate and Leigh Woods, Bristol. from the south-east, 1930

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Title [EPW034461] Ashton Gate and Leigh Woods, Bristol. from the south-east, 1930
Reference EPW034461
Date August-1930
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Place name BRISTOL
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 356943, 171915
Longitude / Latitude -2.6196084793729, 51.444097127145
National Grid Reference ST569719

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Bayntons Buildings

Paul Wick
Monday 23rd of January 2017 06:13:01 PM

Paul Wick
Monday 23rd of January 2017 06:12:00 PM
The Tobacco Factory

alexdanversdyer@yahoo.co.uk
Sunday 24th of May 2015 08:46:25 PM
Frayne Road BS3

alexdanversdyer@yahoo.co.uk
Sunday 24th of May 2015 08:41:40 PM

kevtees
Friday 21st of February 2014 03:24:12 PM
St. Francis Church - Blitzed in December 1940 when parts of the roofs were burnt but quickly restored, only for the whole interior to be lost in the air raids of Good Friday 1941. After the second world war the ruins were cleared and a new church was built 1950-53.

kevtees
Thursday 6th of February 2014 05:52:23 PM

kevtees
Thursday 6th of February 2014 05:48:36 PM
W D & H O Wills Factory - mother & grand mother both worked here.

kevtees
Thursday 6th of February 2014 05:46:55 PM
Ashton Gate Primary School - attended 1963>66

kevtees
Thursday 6th of February 2014 05:45:27 PM

kevtees
Thursday 6th of February 2014 05:44:05 PM
View of what is named Dry Dock on the 1917 1:2500 OS map.

Class31
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:41:12 PM
Looking west across the entrance to Merchant's Dock towards the Cumberland Basin. View taken 6th August 2013.

Class31
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:37:52 PM
The Pump House PH View taken today, 6th August 2013, on the Gromit Trail.

Class31
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:31:57 PM
Clift House part of the Clift House Estate since at least 1676. Dower House part of Ashton Court Estates,home of Dame Elizabeth Smyth 1802-1825. Became a isolation hospital from around 1885 until the late 1910,s. Demolished around 1934. The park is the remains of the Estate.

pe175
Saturday 30th of March 2013 03:39:16 PM
Wellington Cottage built on the site of an old lead mine.

pe175
Tuesday 8th of January 2013 10:35:20 PM
I didn't know that. Can you give a source? I think the original Wellington Cottage was a pair. Mine cottages? Any remains of the mine? I think there was a lead smelter nearer the Bridge.

bdj77
Thursday 11th of September 2014 10:13:53 PM
The New Inn ancient pub on the original Rownham Ferry,from the 1700,s

pe175
Tuesday 8th of January 2013 10:31:01 PM
I'm interested in the history of the New Inn (was there an earlier name?). I have census info and old photos but little before 1841. I think it was demolished (as a laundry) after bomb damage c1941. I don't know when it was built or by whom. Have you anything?

bdj77
Friday 12th of September 2014 07:01:55 AM
New Rownham Ferry

pe175
Tuesday 8th of January 2013 10:29:04 PM
This is a double-decker swing bridge that carries a road on top and a railway line from the docks to the Portishead Branch on the lower deck. The asymmetric swing section turns on its ‘centre’ being the pier below the control tower arched over the road deck. Image EPW033497 shows a train approaching the bridge from the Docks side.

Maurice
Wednesday 19th of December 2012 08:34:41 AM
The Clifton Suspension Bridge was Brunel's first major project. The asymmetry of the valley required rather different construction for each tower. On the north side the slope rises cliff-like to a shoulder, upon which a relatively low abutment was built on solid rock to carry the north tower. On the south side the slope is closer to 45 degrees requiring a footing to be made and a considerable amount of masonry to be put in place before the south tower and the approach road could be built. The southern Leigh Woods abutment appears from the outside to be solid. However, it contains a series of large faults arranged in a way that maintain the strength of the structure under the tower while keeping the weight of material to be placed on the slope as low as possible. The difficulties experienced in the work caused the construction period, initial set at 12 to 15 months, to take from 1835 to 1840 and to push the cost £2,000 over the estimated £8,000.

Maurice
Wednesday 19th of December 2012 08:23:56 AM
Bristol City football ground at Ashton Gate

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:45:56 PM
Coronation Road, Bedminster

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:44:40 PM
Paddle steamer. One of the White Funnel fleet. Sailings along the Bristol Channel to ports in South Wales and other tourist destinations such as Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare and maybe Ilfracombe

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:42:38 PM
Greville Smyth Park

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:40:24 PM
May & Hassell Ltd, timber importers

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:39:18 PM
River Avon (new Cut). Built circa 1809, when Bristol's floating harbour was created. Said to have been built, in part, by French prisoners of war

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:38:36 PM
Clifton Bridge railway station

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:36:11 PM
Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura - originally a snuff windmill damaged in a gale in 1777

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:34:45 PM

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:32:19 PM
Cornwallis Crescent, Clifton

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:31:54 PM
Royal York Crescent, Clifton

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:31:27 PM
The Paragon, Clifton

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:29:41 PM
Windsor Terrace

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:27:58 PM
Bonded tobacco warehouse dating from about 1905

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:27:20 PM
GWR branch line to Portishead

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:24:53 PM
Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:24:18 PM
Confluence of the Severn and the Bristol Avon

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:23:30 PM
Cumberland Basin

MB
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 11:22:50 PM