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Hanoverian (1714-1837)


Corn Street was the street where many merchants did business during the 1700s.

All Saints Church dates from around the early 12th century and has been enlarged and altered over successive centuries, most notably: 15th century

In 1787 the publican of The Seven Stars helped Thomas Clarkson find out about the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

The Theatre Royal is situated on the quiet cobbled King Street .

Merchants' Hall was the eighteenth-century headquarters of the Society of the Merchant Venturers of the City of Bristol.

Off to the side of Queen Square is Marsh Street, a rather less well to do address.

This building was designed especially as a Custom House, and the original opened in 1711.

In 1792 the first overseas Consulate for the United States of America was established in this house.

Captain Woodes Rogers (1679-1732) is remembered in a plaque on 33-35 Queen Square, he was Captain of a voyage around the world from 1708 to 1711, w

Queen Square has always been popular with rich merchants and traders.