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Bristol f46

Bristol f46

Artist: Buckler

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1848

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36426

Item number: f46

Length: 18

Width: 22.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of an old timber framed building in Bristol. It is quite narrow as it is located on a corner plot at the intersection of two roads, probably at the bottom of a hill. Bristol used to have many timber framed houses. This one has the typical features overhangs, oriels (upper storey projecting windows) and gables of a 17th century house. It is in a similar style to the 17th century Llandoger Trow and the now destroyed Dutch house. Daniel Defoe described similar buildings in London before the great fire "the manner of the building in those days, one story projecting out beyond another, was such, that in some narrow streets, the houses almost touch'd one another, at the top...this made it often happen, that if a house was on fire, the opposite house was in more danger to be fire by it, than the houses next adjoining it".

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