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Part of Bristol city wall 185m west of Bristol Bridge

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Part of Bristol city wall 185m west of Bristol Bridge

List entry Number: 1006988

Location

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County:

District: City of Bristol

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 12-Oct-1956

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: BS 117

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

This part of Bristol city wall 185m west of Bristol Bridge is a rare survival standing to a good height and exhibiting the external recesses similar, for example to those of the medieval defences of Southampton. The defences were begun in timber in the 11th century and were gradually replaced in stone throughout the circuit of the city during the 11th to 13th centuries. This section of the city wall will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, development, longevity, defensive and strategic significance and overall landscape context.

History

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Details

The monument includes part of the medieval stone-built defences of Bristol, situated close to the River Avon in the heart of the current city centre. The town defences survive as a standing stone-built wall, approximately 36m long and 9m high with external arched recesses. The defences date to the 11th to 13th centuries. They were revealed during a Second World War bombing raid on Bristol and are not publically visible or accessible.

Sources: PastScape 1005392

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National Grid Reference: ST 58822 72906

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