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A Bond Tobacco Warehouse, Cumberland Road, Bristol

A Bond Tobacco Warehouse, Cumberland Road, Bristol
Photograph taken 15 August 1999 © Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 379481

This bonded tobacco warehouse was designed by the Docks Committee engineer and built by William Cowlin and Sons in 1905. The 'A' Bond was the first of the 3 similar brick warehouses to be built in the Cumberland Basin. They give a good idea of what a large and busy port Bristol was at the time. Bristol was one of the ports involved in the transatlantic slave trade and had warehouses and factories for tobacco and sugar, both products of the trade.

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