20 March 2006


Last Thursday (16th March) I had to teach 20 postgraduate and 30 undergraduate students the art of historic building recording at the University of Bristol. Since Bristol is halfway between Exeter and Telford, Katie and I met up for the Wednesday night. We had to stay in the Youth Hostel as everywhere else seemed to be booked up, and enjoyed a lovely meal in a friendly Greek-Cypriot restaurant near St Michael's Hill.

View of the docks from our room at the Youth Hostel

The next day the building recording went OK, despite the usual organisational chaos of Bristol archaeology department. We used Fort Royal House as the guinea-pig, drawing external elevations. The house was built in 1760-something and features rather remarkable relief plasterwork on the interior.

The 'tree-lined' stairwell of Fort Royal House

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