This fourth paperback City Guide in the Buildings of England series covers Bristol, for many centuries England's second port, and in architectural terms still amongst its richest cities. Outstanding buildings remain of every century from Norman times onward. Medieval prosperity shows in the many churches, including the Cathedral and the stately St Mary Redcliffe, with their unforgettably ingenious vaults. Timber-framed houses large and small survive in quantity, as do large expanses of stone-built Georgian houses. their thrilling juxtapositions of streets and terraces. Clifton is famous too for Brunel's mighty suspension bridge, and the great engineer also left his mark at the Neo-Tudor Temple Meads station, the terminus of the Great Western Railway. Bristol's extensive quays and docks are now finding new uses: apartments and restaurants have colonized their intriguingly diverse warehouses, with adventurous new structures to fill the gaps.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
aisle Alec French arcade arches architect architecture Avon balconies Bath stone bays Bedminster beneath block bombed Brandon Hill Bristol Bridge Bristol Cathedral Broadmead Brunel building built Canon's Marsh canopy Castle central centre Charles Charles Dyer Charles Hansom choir church Clifton Colston columns Corn Street corner curved decoration demolished door doorcase Doric e window early 08 entrance facade flanked Foster & Wood frame front gables gallery George George Tully Georgian glazed Gothic ground floor hall harbour Hotwells House interiors Ionic John Kingsdown Lady Chapel Lewins Mead medieval Merchant moulded nave Oatley ogee panels parapet Park pediment perhaps Perp Pevsner pilasters porch probably Quay Queen Square R.S. Pope rebuilt recessed red brick Road roof Royal sculpture side St Mary Redcliffe St Michael's Hill St Nicholas staircase style Temple terrace Thomas Paty three storeys topic box tower transept vault Victorian villa Walk wall William Paty wing