Redcliff Quarter Lecture Series

Cotswold Archaeology and Redcliff MCC LLP have organised a three-part lecture series as part of the Redcliff Quarter investigations. This series will build up a picture of medieval Redcliffe and provide new information about our recent investigations ahead of the Redcliff Quarter redevelopment. Everybody is welcome to attend any of the events.

Full details of the forthcoming lectures will be available to view here soon. Se the details of the first lecture below.

Lecture 1. Medieval Redcliffe

Thursday 2nd May at 7.30pm

by Pete Insole

The lecture series starts with an overview of archaeological investigations in Redcliffe since the 1980s. With over 20 years’ experience of working in the heritage sector in Bristol, Pete is currently Bristol City Council’s Principal Historic Environment Officer and maintains Bristol’s Historic Environment Record.

Settlement in Bristol began in the Late Anglo-Saxon period and by the 11th century it was a prestigious place. Coins were minted, a weekly market was held, and the harbour became a major trading port.  From the 12th century onwards Redcliffe developed as a thriving suburb and a range of industries sprung up in this area from cloth dying, to metal working, and the distilling of vinegar. Extensively damaged during World War II, archaeologists have continued to uncover evidence of these former residents and the stories they tell.

The lecture will be held at Church of St Thomas the Martyr.

For further information please contact community@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk.