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New buildings on St Vincent's Rock

New buildings on St Vincent's Rock

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15540

Item number: f. 204

Length: 182

Width: 263

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

In the 17th and 18th centuries Hotwells near Bristol became a popular resort due to the spring waters found here. St Vincent's Rock was the site of the largest spring. Water at this spot reached a temperature of 76 degrees celsius and emerged at a rate of 60 gallons per minute.

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