Treasure's description

Saint Swithin's Farm, Almondsbury

Saint Swithin's Farm, Almondsbury

This plan shows the farm and land known as Saint Swithin's Farm, Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, which had belonged to the Corporation of Bristol since 1542. It was sold by the Corporation in 1838 to raise funds for defraying damages sustained in the Bristol Riots of October 1831. The eight paged parchment deed, dated 30 January 1838, with applied Corporation of Bristol seal and tax stamps, goes into great detail about the land transaction, farm lands involved, and the legislation passed for the Corporation of Bristol to raise money to compensate people affected by the riots of 1831. The property was sold for 12,400. Special Collections holds an extensive collection of printed and manuscript materials relating to the Bristol Riots, including materials relating to the trial of the former Mayor Charles Pinney, and the employment of Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a Special Constable. DM2146