Crew's Hole, Bristol
Crew's Hole shown within Bristol
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From the early 18th century it was an industrial area including oil refineries and a tar works site at the bottom of Troopers Hill.
The tar works was established by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843 to provide creosote to be used as a preservative for railway sleepers and by 1863 had passed into the ownership of Brunel's manager, William Butler. It continued to operate until 1981.
- Raymond Holland (2002). "History of tar distillation at Crew's Hole". Society of Chemical Industry. 123/2002.
- Map of Crew's Hole circa 1900
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