The Kingsdown Conservation Group tries to protect, enhance and stimulate public interest in the Kingsdown area of Bristol. There are over 204 listed buildings in the area and there were a lot more, but in the 1960s, as the Civic Society put it, “The destruction of Bristol’s most important Georgian suburb was perhaps the worst of all the crimes committed in Bristol in the name of progress since the war.”
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- Robert Southey and Kingsdown
Bristol Civic Society are putting up a blue plaque on the gate of No 87 on Monday 18 June, as Robert Southey (Poet Laureate) lived here briefly in 1801/2. There will be an unveiling ceremony at 11.00am. He was born in Bristol and had Kingsdown connections. It seems to have been his and his wife’s first house (rented), before moving to live with the Coleridges in the Lakes.
Kingsdown Vault’s Street Party Saturday June 30th