Quakers Friars

Quakers Friars (grid reference ST592733) is a historic building in Broadmead, Bristol, England.

The site is the remains of a Dominican friary, Blackfriars that was established by Maurice de Gaunt, circa 1227.

Llywelyn ap Dafydd the eldest son and heir of Dafydd ap Gruffudd (Prince of Wales 1282-1283) was buried here in 1287. He had died while imprisoned at nearby Bristol Castle where he had been confined since 1283.

The friends meeting house was built in 1747-49 by George Tully, with detailing by Thomas Paty, as a Quaker meeting house and was recently used as a register office. It has been renovated as part of the Cabot Circus development, and now houses a Brasserie Blanc. It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.

William Penn was married, 1696, in an earlier building on the site.

It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.


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