Archive for 2010

Royal Fort, St Michael’s Hill, Part 1

Archaeological investigations following demolition work within land occupied by Bristol University has exposed part of a purpose-built Civil War citadel, constructed during the Royalist forces’ occupation of Bristol from 1643-45 and used as Prince Rupert’s headquarters in the area still known as ‘Royal Fort’.

ammunition bedminster birmingham blast furnace brickworks bristol burial cesspit chapel cinema city hall civil war coaching inn dwelling fort garden building gazebo hall house hospital industrial iron works keynsham law court lido maesteg medieval meeting hall millerd's map modern monastic oven pit post-medieval post hole prehistoric or roman priory public house railway records office road roman shipyard st james theatre timber