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Bristol - Old Market (1)

Old Market was one of the areas of Bristol that had been neglected, but over the last few years has been revamped and is now a more pleasant place to visit, with most of the buildings have been tidied up.

Old Methodist Central Hall

Old Methodist Central Hall
Originally built around 1923/24 the building is now flats
My thanks to Mitch Carter for pointing out an error in the original caption

The Gin Palace

The "Gin" Palace

This is my third attempt at writing the next paragraph, I hope I've got it right this time! The Palace Hotel, originally the Station Hotel, was built in 1869 to take advantage of trade from the planned Great Western Railway station. The station was never built, the GWR terminus was instead erected on the site of the old Bristol and Exeter station at Temple Meads. The Midland railway did build a station nearby but attracted nowhere near the numbers of travellers that was expected from the GWR. Its main claim to fame, however, is the floor of its bar. The road running to the left of the picture is on a slight incline, the floor of the bar follows the slope of the road! This makes getting drinks very easy, you simply stand up and you practically fall to the bar.

While I was taking this photo I found an almshouse that I had never realised existed.

Almhouse in Jacob Street

The Almshouse in Jacob Street

Rear of Old Market Almshouse

The front of the building is grand enough but back is magnificent

The City Arms

The City Arms

This is on Old Market Hall

The Stag and Hounds

This old pub stands near Old Market roundabout

Plaque on the Stag and Hounds

This is the plaque over the entrance to the Stag and Hounds

Pie Poudre is from the French, pied poudres, or dusty feet. A vagabond is called in French pied poudreux. The Pie Poudre courts were an offshoot of the Tolzey or Sheriff's Court and the one at the Stag and Hounds is associated with the September fair in Old Market. It was originally presided over by the Steward of the Tolzey Court until 1835 when the Recorder of Bristol took over. The opening of the court gradually became a cause for drunken festivities and it was suppressed in 1870. The annual proclamation was still read outside the Stag and Hounds until 1973.

Bristol | Place Names | Legends, Pre-history and the Romans | Birth of the City | 1100 Onwards | Voyages | 1450 Onwards | 1650 Onwards | 1700 Onwards | Riots | The Blitz (Page 1), (Page 2) | The Castle (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3), (Page 4), (Page 5), (Page 6) | Blaise Castle (Page 1), (Page 2) | Castle Green (Page 1), (Page 2) | Union Street | Broadmead | The Old City (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3), (Page 4) | Christmas Steps (Page 1), (Page 2) | St. Mary Redcliffe (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3) | College Green (Page 1), (Page 2) | King Street (Page 1), (Page 2) | Clifton (Page 1), (Page 2) | Avon Gorge (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3) | Hotwells (Page 1), (Page 2) | City Docks (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3) | Bedminster (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3), (Page 4), (Page 5), (Page 6), (Page 7) | Old Market (Page 1), (Page 2) | St. George (Page 1), (Page 2) | Temple (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3) | Arno's Vale Cemetery (Page 1), (Page 2) | Brislington | @ Bristol | Oldest House | I. K. Brunel (Page 1), (Page 2) | Ma Pugsley | Yeamans | Boundaries (Page 1), (Page 2) | Photography | Exhibition (Page 1), (Page 2) | Lead Working | Historical Perspective | Virtute et Industrial | Other Sites | Bibliography (Page 1), (Page 2) | Help Wanted (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3)

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