No. 31 College Green, Bristol

John Bryant carried out an historic building assessment of a Listed Grade II former shop building on College Green. The frontage had typical Georgian proportions and the internal structure and detail showed that the rest of the building was likely to date from the first half of the 18th century. In one first floor room no less than four layers of floorboards were noted, the variable widths of the lowest planks indicating an early date. This was probably an attempt at keeping a sagging floor relatively level. The work was carried out prior to refurbishment.

Plate 1 Frontage of No 31

Plate 2 Mid-19th century oven discovered behind panelling in a room to the rear of the building. The cast iron door was marked ‘Jones & Co 6 Bristol’

Early – mid 18th century staircase

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