Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BRISTOL PORT AND PIER RAILWAY

BRISTOL PORT AND PIER RAILWAY, a railway from the port of Bristol, 5¾ miles, to the Old Channel at the mouth of the Avon. It was authorised in July 1862, and opened in March 1865. A dock, 1,400 feet long and 85 feet wide, was in course of formation at its terminus in 1869; and is for the accommodation of such large vessels as cannot readily go up the Avon to Bristol. See Avonmouth.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a railway"   (ADL Feature Type: "railroad features")
Administrative units: Gloucestershire AncC
Place: Bristol

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