Plaques

 


In most years since 1989 CHIS has put up at least one of its circular, green plaques to let people know an interesting fact about a building. Usually it is that a noteworthy person lived or worked there.

In March 2015 the first Award for Excellence plaque was unveiled at 1, The Avenue. These plaques show appreciation of a fine construction (great or small), an impressive restoration or improvement.

The following table shows the wide range of interesting people who have lived in Bristol 8.

Erected To whom or why Details Where
1989 Randolph Sutton Music Hall Star, was born here in 1888. 29 Anglesea Place
1990 Walter Savage Landor  Poet, lived here (1836-37). Penrose Cottage, Harley Place
1992 Dr W.G Grace Father figure of cricket, lived here (1894-96). 15 Victoria Square
1992 E.H Young Novelist, lived here (1907-18). 2 Saville Place
1995 Conwy Lloyd Morgan Psychologist, First Vice Chancellor University of Bristol, lived here (1886-1903). 14/16 Canynge Road
1996 Hannah More Author, playwright, educationalist lived here (1829-33). 4 Windsor Terrace
1996 Cecil Powell Physicist, Nobel Laureate, lived here (1954-69). 12 Goldney Avenue
1996 Clifton Spa Pump Room Part of the Clifton Grand Spa Hydropathic Institution (opened in 1898). On the side of Avon Gorge Hotel.
1998 John Addington Symonds Poet, critic, historian of the Renaissance, lived here (1865-71) 7 Victoria Square
1998 Samuel Jackson Painter, lived here (1843-69). 8 Canynge Square
2000 Susanna Winkworth & Catherine Winkworth Susanna (Philanthropist)/ Catherine (Hymnologist), lived here (1862-74). 31 Cornwallis Crescent
2000 Sir George Oatley  Architect. Lived here (1902-34). Bishop’s House, Clifton Hill
2002 Paule Vezelay (Marjorie Watson-Williams) First woman abstract artist, lived here (1939-42). 2 Rodney Place
2003 Eliza Walker Dunbar Pioneer doctor, lived here (1882-1925). 9 Oakfield Road
2003 Ellen & Rolinda Sharples Artists, lived here (1821-32). 37 Canynge Road
2004 Gertrude Hermes Wood Engraver & Sculptor, died here (1983). 5 Sion Hill
2004 Sir Henry Newbolt Poet. Clifton College Close
2005 Jeremy Rees Founder of the Arnolfini Centre for the Contemporary Arts in Bristol 20 Canynge Square
November 2005 Sir Fabian Ware Responsible for originating the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission during WWI. Glendower House just off Christchurch Green.
December 2005 Prince Rupert Where Prince Rupert surrendered Bristol to Parliament's army towards the end of the first Civil War. Royal Fort House, University of Bristol
March 2006 Sarah Guppy Inventor and mother of Thomas Guppy. 7 Richmond Hill
September 2006 Thomas Guppy Brunel's friend and investor in the Gt Western ship and the GWR. Son of Sarah Guppy. 8/10 Berkeley Square
February
2008 Francis Greenway Known as the Father of Australian Architecture. Clifton Club, The Mall
July 2008 Empress Eugenie de Montijo Wife of Napoleon III, she attended school here in1836. 2 Royal York Crescent
June 2009 Hester Lynch Thrale (Piozzi) 18th century diarist died here in 1821. 10 Sion Row
November 2009 William Budd Epidemiologist lived here 1860-1866. 13 Lansdown Place
March 2010 Bust of Samuel Plimsoll A politician and social reformer who devised the Plimsoll Line. Port Quay, Hotwell Road
October 2010 Keith Floyd The site of the flamboyant chef’s Bistro founded in 1971. 112 Princess Victoria Street
June 2011 Edward St John Daniel VC Born here in 1837. Awarded the VC aged 17 in the Crimean War. 1 Windsor Terrace
October 2012 Cecil Powell Physicist, Nobel Laureate, lived here 1946-54. Old Vic Theatre School
May 2012 Memorial seat to Margaret Floyd An active member of the CHIS Committee. Grassy slope above Goldney Hall
May 2012 Sir Archibald Russell BAC Chief Engineer. A designer of Brabazon (1949), Britannia (1952) & Concorde (1969). Glendower House
February 2015 Dr C.R. Burch Scientist and Engineer 11 Percival Road
May 2015 Dorothy Brown Tireless Conservationist who campaigned over 60 years to preserve and improve Bristol’s buildings 6 Buckingham Vale
August 2015 Charles Richardson Originator & Engineer of the Severn Tunnel 10 Berkeley Square
October 2015 William Pennington Master of the Ceremonies of the Hot Well for 30 years 12 Dowry Square
December 2015 James Johnson Fossil collector and early geologist 12 Dowry Parade
May 2016 Eveline Dew Blacker Architect – lived here from 1901 and died here 20 Victoria Square
May 2017 Jeremy (Gem) Marsh Founder of Marcos Sports Car & Racing Driver, born here 1930 Carlton Mansions, Tyndalls Park Road
Aug 2017 William Henry Clayfield Chemist, Botanist, Geologist, Balloonist, lived here 1814-1837 12 York Place

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