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Offline Kat7272

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Hi all

I have found a listing for my relation Prudence Strawbridge in 1795 as a butcher/food/drink (p/s).

The address is Redcliffe Street, Bristol.

Would this have been a shop or a residential address?

The listing is in UK & US Directories 1680 - 1830.

Any information would be appreciated.


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Re: Redcliffe Street, Bristol in 1795, butcher/food/drink, residential or a shop?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 March 18 19:42 BST (UK) »
Bristol City Council has online maps available (maps.bristol.gov.uk/kyp/?edition=)

The 1746-1803 map has very little detail of Redcliff Street - (note spelling! I used to work at No. 1 Redcliff Street!).
A little more detail on the 1828 map - but it's not a help :-\

However, 1844-1888 OD map shows a lot of industry:
Oil Stores, Soap & Candle Factory, Vinegar Works, Brewery, Tobacco Manufacturer and . . . . .
Confectionery Works ;D

On the website, click on the Basemaps tab (Right-hand side), and then select your 2 maps for comparison (Main map and Comparison Map).
Scrolling affects both maps at the same time.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Redcliffe Street, Bristol in 1795, butcher/food/drink, residential or a shop?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 March 18 20:19 BST (UK) »
At the time Redcliffe Street was a very busy thoroughfare, being the main entry to the city from the south. It would have been a mixture of all sorts of properties, both commercial and residential but was particularly known for its coaching inns
Bumstead - London, Suffolk
Plant, Woolnough, Wase, Suffolk
Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey, Mogg, - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon