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.
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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.
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.