Crew's Hole, Bristol


Crew's Hole, Bristol

Coordinates: 51°27′33″N 2°32′28″W / 51.4592°N 2.5411°W / 51.4592; -2.5411

Crew's Hole
Crew's Hole is located in Bristol
Crew's Hole

 Crew's Hole shown within Bristol
OS grid reference ST625735
Unitary authority Bristol
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS5
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Bristol East
List of places: UK • England • Bristol
Quayside Village now occupies the site of the former tar works at Crew's Hole.

Crew's Hole is located in east Bristol near St George.

From the early 18th century it was an industrial area including oil refineries and a tar works site at the bottom of Troopers Hill.

The tar works was established by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843 to provide creosote to be used as a preservative for railway sleepers and by 1863 had passed into the ownership of Brunel's manager, William Butler. It continued to operate until 1981.

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