Clifton is an inner suburb of the English port city of Bristol.Clifton is one of the oldest and most affluent areas of the city, much of it having been built with profits from tobacco and the slave trade.
Situated to the west of Bristol city centre, it was at one time a separate settlement but became attached to Bristol by continuous development during the Georgian era and was formally incorporated into the city in the 1830s. Grand houses that required many servants were built in the area. Although some were detached or semi-detached properties, the bulk built as terraces, many with three or more floors.
I was lucky enough to visit on a glorious day. The Georgian sash windows, french-windows, and narrow balconies with decorative wrought iron work took my fancy, a lovely place to spend a couple of hours wandering around…
Clifton is also famous for The Clifton Suspension Bridge which is a suspension bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset. Since opening in 1864, it has been a toll bridge. The income from the tolls continues to provide funds for its maintenance. The bridge is built to a design by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw, based on an earlier design by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and contributed to by Sarah Guppy. It is a Grade I listed building and forms part of the B3129 road.
Information courtesy of Wiki.
Taking part in Monday Windows, pop over and see the other windows from the world….
nice collection of windows
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Boy, you surely do get around! Lovely windows, of course. The lacy ironwork on the first balcony at the top so inviting. Just want to see what’s inside. I imagine cool rooms and hot art.
Yes, you got the inside “imagine” just right, I would hope for the same..suspect we’ll never know unless they WordPress and read this ! Somehow I expect those owners don’t!
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A wonderful collection of windows and a delightful story about the bridge. Thank you for sharing.
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