The Exchange, All Saints Lane, Bristol

The Exchange, All Saints Lane, Bristol
Photograph taken 05 September 1999 © Mr Peter Frederick Rushby LMPA. Source Historic England Archive ref: 379382

The Exchange was designed by John Wood the Elder and built in in 1741-43. It was built back from the street so that its façade could be seen and admired. Before the exchange was built money used to be paid out on 4 brass Nails or flat-topped stands. These can be seen in front of the building. They may be linked to the saying 'cash on the nail'.

Location

Bristol Bristol

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

exchange market trade industry Georgian (1714 - 1836)