Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society

Highlights from the excavations at Finzel’s Reach, Bristol. Rescheduled from 14 Nov.

On Wednesday November 28, 2018
Ben Ford, Senior Project Manager, Oxford Archaeology.

This talk has been re-scheduled from 14 November when we had to cancel it due to double booking by the Apostle Room.

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.