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Custom House

This building was designed especially as a Custom House, and the original opened in 1711. The function of the building was to collect taxes on goods coming into the Port and pass them on to the local and national Government. Taxes have never been popular, and the present building was built after 1831 because the original was destroyed in the 1831 Riots.

Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Bristol: Ethnic Monorities and the City 1000-2001' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-477-5 ) for the England's Past for Everyone series

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