Archive for February, 2009

Cylinder or Barrel Padlock

Found during excavations at Redcliffe Street, Bristol, this rare example of a cylinder padlock is complete with its operating mechanism and would have been operated with a slide key, which would compress a series of internal spring strips.

Portwall Lane Glassworks

An excavation on the site of an 18th-century glassworks in Portwall Lane, Bristol, revealed foundations of a cone that acted as a giant chimney for a furnace on which glass was melted. The furnace, flues and air passages were all well preserved.

ammunition bath bedminster blast furnace bristol bronze-age burial canal casting house ceramic chapel church civil war convent dwelling fort garden building gazebo glass furnace glass works hall house hogarth hospital industrial infirmary iron works jewellery maesteg medieval millerd's map monastic pit port post-medieval post hole prehistoric or roman priory public house railway road roman shipyard st james theatre timber