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Title :

Feuding gentry and an affray on College Green, Bristol, in 1579

Author :
BETTEY, Joseph ;
Publication year :
2004
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The rivalry and ill feeling between Hugh Smyth of Ashton Court and Sir John Young, whose 'Great House' was on the site of the former Carmelite friary in Bristol, provoked a confrontation between their respective adherents on College Green in 1579. Depositions in the subsquent inquiry into the event yield evidence about the status of the Green and its former use as a burial ground. Particularly interesting are the references to the cult of St. Jordan whose chapel was on the Green together with an open-air pulpit or preaching cross. In spite of his veneration in Bristol throughout the Middle Ages, little information survives about St. Jordan, and the statements of witnesses to the affray in 1579 provide useful additional material. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5304A - 1400-1800 ; Architecture ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Bristol (GBR), Ashton Court ; Bristol (GBR), College Green ; Bristol (GBR), S. Jordan's Chapel ; Chaire extérieure ; Chapelle ; Cimetière ; Culte ; Documents ; Grande-Bretagne ; Jordan, saint, 6-7 s. ; Maison ; Utilisation du territoire ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Bristol (GBR), Ashton Court ; Bristol (GBR), College Green ; Bristol (GBR), S. Jordan's Chapel ; Cemeteries ; Chapels ; Cults ; Documents ; Great Britain ; Houses ; Jordan, S., 6th-7th cs. ; Land use ; Pulpits (exterior) ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 2004, 122
INIST identifier :
24838788 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0068-1032 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, Newent
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;