Downs Haven Convalescent Shelter

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Reference WMO227785

Address:

Westbury road

Clifton East

Bristol

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Shelter
Materials:
  • Metal Iron
  • Stone Slate
  • Timber Pine
Lettering: No lettering
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A T shaped wooden structure with north, south and east entrances to three wooden benches. The hipped roof is tiled. Ornamental cast-iron canopy detailing. Built in 1917 for the use of servicemen and women convalescing at the Queen Victoria hospital and taking exercise on Durdham Down, and going to special events at Bristol zoo, is a poignant reminder of the impact of the First World War on those who returned. Built by public subscription for 4th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Convalescence helped save lives. 281 men in the regiment lost their lives (the roll of honour was originally placed in the shelter in 1917).
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Grade II (England)

1426661

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