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Ashton Gate and Leigh Woods, Bristol. from the south-east, 1930
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Title Ashton Gate and Leigh Woods, Bristol. from the south-east, 1930
Image reference EPW034461
Date August 1930
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Place name Bristol
Administrative area City Of Bristol
Country England
Easting/Northing 356943, 171915

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  • Ashville Road

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  • The Tobacco Factory

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  • Frayne Road BS3

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  • The New Inn ancient pub on the original Rownham Ferry,from the 1700,s

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    Tuesday 8th January
    10:31pm
  • 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 September
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  • Wellington Cottage built on the site of an old lead mine.

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    Tuesday 8th January
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  • 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 September
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  • Toll House

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    kevtees
    Friday 21st February
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  • 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.

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    Thursday 6th February
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  • Raleigh Road

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    Thursday 6th February
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  • W D & H O Wills Factory - mother & grand mother both worked here.

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    kevtees
    Thursday 6th February
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  • Ashton Gate Primary School - attended 1963>66

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    Thursday 6th February
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  • Duckmoor Road

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    Thursday 6th February
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  • View of what is named Dry Dock on the 1917 1:2500 OS map.

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    Class31
    Tuesday 6th August
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  • Looking west across the entrance to Merchant's Dock towards the Cumberland Basin. View taken 6th August 2013.

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    Class31
    Tuesday 6th August
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  • The Pump House PH View taken today, 6th August 2013, on the Gromit Trail.

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    Class31
    Tuesday 6th August
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  • 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.

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    pe175
    Saturday 30th March
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  • New Rownham Ferry

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    pe175
    Tuesday 8th January
    10:29pm
  • 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.

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    Maurice
    Wednesday 19th December
    8:34am
  • 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.

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    Wednesday 19th December
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  • Bristol City football ground at Ashton Gate

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    Tuesday 18th December
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  • Coronation Road, Bedminster

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    Tuesday 18th December
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  • 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

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    Tuesday 18th December
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  • Greville Smyth Park

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    Tuesday 18th December
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  • May & Hassell Ltd, timber importers

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  • 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

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    Tuesday 18th December
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  • Clifton Bridge railway station

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  • Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura - originally a snuff windmill damaged in a gale in 1777

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  • The Paragon, Clifton

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  • Windsor Terrace

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  • Bonded tobacco warehouse dating from about 1905

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    Tuesday 18th December
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  • GWR branch line to Portishead

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    Tuesday 18th December
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  • Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge

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  • Confluence of the Severn and the Bristol Avon

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    Tuesday 18th December
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  • Cumberland Basin

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    Tuesday 18th December
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