Bristol

Front Cover
Yale University Press, 2004 - Architecture - 324 pages
2 Reviews

This comprehensive guide to the architecture of the center of the City of Bristol encompasses all the significant buildings of the area: the cathedrals; key civic buildings; medieval, Georgian, and Victorian churches; commercial and industrial buildings; the university precinct; and the topography of the port. The book also covers the inner suburbs, including Clifton, Kingsdown, St Pauls, St Philips, Bedminster, and Hotwells. Short excursions provide a sample of the riches of five surrounding areas, Kingsweston House, Blaise Castle and hamlet, Tyntesfield, Arnos Vale, and Ashton Court Mansion. Throughout the book, significant new research findings are incorporated to illuminate the full range and variety of Bristol’s architecture.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Architecture is not a particular interest of mine but I live near Bristol and find it a fascinating city. This book has helped to shed a light on the history of most of it's buildings, structures and ruins and is an invitation to get out and explore. It particularly highlights for me the need to look up as there is lots we miss just keeping our gaze at eye level. There are sections on the major buildings, city churches and walking trails. This book could be particularly useful to take round on the annual Heritage Open Days, the only limitation being time.  

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Page 182 - Phoenix House was not built in 1974 as stated. It was my first job when I left school and I started there in July 1973.

Contents

I
II
III
3
IV
49
V
50
VI
63
VII
66
VIII
73
XXIX
153
XXX
154
XXXI
169
XXXII
178
XXXIII
189
XXXIV
199
XXXV
207
XXXVI
208

IX
75
X
78
XI
85
XII
88
XIII
91
XIV
92
XV
94
XVI
95
XVII
97
XVIII
98
XIX
100
XX
102
XXI
103
XXII
104
XXIII
106
XXIV
107
XXV
108
XXVI
110
XXVII
111
XXVIII
113
XXXVII
221
XXXVIII
232
XXXIX
239
XL
253
XLI
260
XLII
269
XLIII
275
XLIV
281
XLV
282
XLVI
285
XLVII
288
XLVIII
291
XLIX
293
L
296
LI
299
LII
305
LIII
313
LIV
324
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Andrew Foyle is an independent historian. He was previously a local history researcher at Bristol City Museums and Art Gallery.

Bibliographic information