Colonel H Washington Plaque

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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Park Row

Bristol

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
About the memorial: Small metal plaque attached to a low wall to the left of the main entrance.
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From near this place on July 26th 1643. Colonel Henry Washington attacked the Parliamentary defenses between Royal Fort and Brandon Hill. With a small force he effected "Washingtons Breech" (at the present junction of Park Row and Park Street) though which the Royalist troops entered Bristol and compelled it capitulation. He was the grandson of Lawrence Washington of Sulgrave and a collateral ancestor of George Washington (1732 - 1799) First President of The United States of America. Erected in 1931 by the Bristol Branch of the Geographical Association

Henry Washington

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