ST5672 : Clifton from the Avon

taken 8 years ago, near to Clifton, Bristol, England

This is 1 of 8 images, with title starting with Clifton in this square
Clifton from the Avon
Clifton from the Avon
The monumental crescent on the heights of Clifton was completed over a protracted period at the beginning of the 19th century after the financial uncertainty of the Napoleonic Wars caused several investors to fail. One who suffered severe losses was William Watts of Redcliffe, having committed much of his money from the manufacture of lead shot.

It is said that Watts's wife had had a dream in which she saw drops of molten lead falling and that this was the genesis of her husband's invention of the shot tower (one of which he erected in his Bristol garden). He patented the invention in 1792 and made a fortune but, sadly, never recovered from the property crash.

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ST5672, 905 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Anthony O'Neil   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 24 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 October, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5692 7269 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.0927N 2:37.2812W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5665 7246
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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