Redland: the making of a Victorian Suburb

In 1850, Redland was still largely a rural area outside the city of Bristol. By 1900 it was very much the middle-class suburb that it is today.

Peter Malpass shows how this development took place in an era before planning restrictions and big construction firms. Light is cast on the, not always logical, road system and the characteristic varieties of housing.

This detailed reconstruction, fully illustrated with maps and photographs, makes a fascinating episode in the history of Bristol and a case study in Victorian urban development.

About the Author

Peter Malpass was professor of housing and urban studies at the University of the West of England. He has written extensively on housing and housing policy, and organised an exhibition in association with Bristol City Council in 2005 marking 100 years of council housing in Bristol.

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