A wood in the heart of Bristol is up for sale with the prospect of development. Part of the woodland was once a formal garden and there is a historic bathhouse abutting the property but not part of it. This historic woodland was featured in early AGT Journals with articles by James Russell on the ‘Hanging Gardens of Crews Hole’ and the associated Bath House.
The woodland in front of the Bath House, including the garden is now for sale. The Bath House itself is not part of the sale, but the garden provides the access to it. While it is protected in planning terms, we are concerned that new owners may attempt to get permission for development and may cause damage if they carry out any ‘clearance work’ or similar.
There are plans for the charity Protect Earth to buy the site and if successful, would protect the site and facilitate visits in the future. This appeal has the support of Friends of Troopers Hill,
A crowdfunding site has been set up – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/save-blackswarth-road-wood-crews-hole – and we ask for your support to persevere this site for future generations. Full details and plans of the area appear on the link above.