CONGRESBURY HISTORY GROUP
The Bristol Connection In 1548 Edward VI seized the manor from the Bishop of Bath and Wells. By 1569 John Carr of Bristol, a wealthy soap maker, owned the manor and later bequeathed it to found a hospital for, poor boys of Bristol and of Congresbury manor, so benefiting many Congresbury boys. The hospital survives as the Bristol school, Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Its trustees, originally Bristol’s Mayor and Aldermen, oversaw the manor’s affairs from the 16th to the 20th century.
The long connection with Bristol can still be seen, as the Ship and Castle’s sign                 features Bristol’s coat of arms.(Currently the sign is attached to the wall ).
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The Bristol Connection  In 1548 Edward VI seized the manor from the Bishop of Bath  and Wells. By 1569 John Carr of Bristol, a wealthy soap maker,  owned the manor and later bequeathed it to found a hospital for,  poor boys of Bristol and of Congresbury manor, so benefiting  many Congresbury boys. The hospital survives as the Bristol                                                                  school, Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Its trustees, originally  Bristol’s Mayor and Aldermen, oversaw the manor’s affairs from the 16th to the 20th century.
The Ship c1900. Note that the bridge was then right up against the pub.
The long connection with Bristol can still be seen, as the Ship and Castle’s sign features Bristol’s coat of arms. (Currently the sign is attached to the wall ).
CONGRESBURY HISTORY GROUP