Finzel's Reach, Bristol

Oxford Archaeology (South), Roger Leech, Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol and Region Archaeological Services, 2018

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Introduction

Finzel's Reach, Bristol

The Finzel's Reach project was the largest combined archaeological, geoarchaeological and historic building investigation to have been completed within the historic core of the City of Bristol, and took place on the former Courage Brewery site on Counterslip. The archaeological excavations and targeted geoarchaeological sampling of the surviving buried remains were carried out by Oxford Archaeology; the recording of the extant historic buildings, prior to their selective demolition and renovation, was initially undertaken by Pre-Construct Archaeology in 2004 and completed by CgMs Consulting and James Dixon between April 2007 and April 2008.

These works were conducted during the initial stages of the rejuvenation of the site by HDG Mansur to create 'Finzel's Reach', a major redevelopment that was designed to provide a combination of retail, residential and office space housed within a mixture of predominantly new buildings alongside a number of restored former brewery buildings, and constructed on a street pattern that reflected the former medieval crossroads that centred around the site of the Temple Cross.The archaeological fieldwork, historic building recording, post-excavation analysis and publication were undertaken in accordance with requirements set out by Bristol City Council.