Tim Mowl: Redcliffe

Tim Mowl: Temple Quarter

Festival of the Future City


Please note: This event took place in Nov 2015

This riverside walk takes in the old Temple precinct, with the leaning tower of Holy Cross at its heart. While the area around Temple Quay has been regenerated with blocks of dubious architectural quality, the warehouses on the dockside at Redcliff Quay have been sensitively converted to residential use. But what should be done about the shocking brutalism of the post-war light industrial planning zone which surrounds the Blitz-derelict church and Redcliff Street? As properties become vacant, is it time to re-invent the suburb on a more human scale?


Tim Mowl is an architectural and garden historian. He has run several successful courses in garden history and published numerous books on architecture and garden history including his famous county garden history series. He has published books on Bristol architecture and created popular walks in and around the city. Bristol Explored – Twelve Architectural Walks was published in March 2015.

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