Bristol Streets and Places  P to Z


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Park Street Building began in 1775 in "Bullock Park".1
Penn Street In 1697 William Penn, the founder of the colony of Pennsylvania, resided in Bristol and arranged the building of this street1  (see also Philadelphia Street and Holister Street)
Perry Road Opened on 20th August 1868 and named after J. Perry who was chairman of the Streets Committee1
Peter Street Was formerly known as Castle Street because it led to the Castle.1
Philadelphia Street In 1697 William Penn, the founder of the colony of Pennsylvania, resided in Bristol and arranged the building of this street1  (see also Penn Street and Holister Street
Phippin Street A 19th century street named after one Robert Phippin.1
Pipe Lane So named because the Carmelites conveyed water from Brandon Hill along this lane to their house in St Augustine's Back. 1
Pithay, The (see also Aylward Street) Its name implies a sinuous declivity, so called from the Norman pint, a well, and hai , a hedge or enclosure of stone.1 
Portland Square Named in honour of the Duke of Portland who when it was formed was High Steward of Bristol.1
Prince Street Named as a compliment to Prince George of Denmark.1
Quay Street Was know originally as "Old Jewry" of "Jewrie Lane" presumably because Jews dwelt there - it is know that there was a synagogue near here in the vault of what later became St Giles Chruch.1
Redcliff Street Linked like the church, St Mary Redcliffe, to the red 'cliffs' beside the river Avon nearby.
Redcross Street Is celebrated as the birthplace (at No. 6) of Sir Thomas Lawrence, portrait painter in 1769.1
Rosemary Street Was formerly Rosemary Lane and before that Rush Lane.... and at a still earlier time, Irish Mead1
Rupert Street Opened in January 1859 when the river Frome was covered and was so named because the troops of Prince Rupert entered the City in this locality.1
Small Street One of five main streets of the old medieval city presumably so called because it was the smallest
Steep Street Formerly called Stype street, it was demolished and gave way to Colston Street.1
St James' Back  
St Mary-le-Port Street A street first pitched of paved in 1490 adjacent to St Mary-le-Port church.1
St Stephen's Street Opened for traffic in 1771.  Previous to the building of Clare Street it was called Fisher Lane, the fish market having been here.1
Temple Meads The Railway station stands on what were fields belonging to Temple Church.1
Temple Street Associated with Temple Church.1
Union Street Constructed in 1775.1 Probably so called because it connected one existing street or place with another
Victoria Street A 19th century street formed out of part of Thomas Street and part of Temple Street.1
Welsh Back Goods were brought here by small ships or barges from Wales to be traded.

1. Arrowsmith' s Dictionary of Bristol 1884 by Henry J Spear & J.W. Arrowsmith  

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