Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society

Highlights from the Archaeological Excavations at Finzel’s Reach, Bristol.

On Wednesday November 14, 2018
Ben Ford, Senior Project Manager, Oxford Archaeology.

Finzel’s Reach sat within the northwards loop of the River Avon and upstream of Bristol Bridge.  The majority of archaeological evidence falls within the period from the mid-twelfth century to the mid- sixteenth century.  More fragmentary archaeological evidence came from the Post-Medieval period although more documentary records survive and benefit from cartographic affirmation.  For the last three hundred years the site was famous for its sugar refining and brewing activities.