Brunswick Square, Bristol 595

Bristol, England, Bristol, City of

Brief Description

Brunswick Square is a communal garden dating to 1788, altered in 1953-54.

History

Brunswick Square was laid out in 1788, and occupies an important place in the history of Bristol's architecture and town planning.

Visitor Facilities

Brunswick Square is open at all times.

Detailed Description

Brunswick Square is a small Georgian square, now divided into four triangles by asphalt paths. It has no railings. The triangles all contain small rose beds. Brunswick Chapel, completed in 1834 and now being restored, is the dominating architectural feature of the square.

The square is maintained by the Parks Department of Bristol City Council. The grass is cut regularly and the rose beds are well-kept. The architecture around Brunswick Square has been substantially preserved, and much of it is now being restored. The square has lost its railings.

Features
  • Flower Bed
  • Description: Rose beds.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Brunswick Square is open at all times.

History

Detailed History

Brunswick Square was laid out in 1788, and occupies an important place in the history of Bristol's architecture and town planning. Brunswick Chapel was completed in 1834.

The square was acquired by Bristol City Council in 1952, and was laid out in its present form in 1953-4, at a cost of £669. At that time, the grass was restored and the rose beds were planted.

Period

  • Late 18th Century
  • 18th Century
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