As part of Bristol 650, the year-long celebration of Bristol and its rich history, we're delving into the history of our wonderful building.
6 Berkeley Crescent first appears on a map of Bristol completed in 1828 and was a residential address for many years. For over half a century, 6 Berkeley Crescent was home to the Jones family, providing a home for generations of Jones women (the last of whom, Caroline Francis Jones, lived for over 95 years!)
According to records, it became the annexe to the Lyndale Residential and Commercial Hotel in 1914. Perhaps fittingly for a building owned by one of Bristol’s independent hospitality groups, it was the Lyndale Hotel for over thirty years. It seems destined to provide accommodation for weary travellers!
The building has seen many fascinating uses over the years – it was the site of the American Red Cross Service Club towards the end of the war before being used as the Ministry of Labour and National Service office. From the 1950s it was part of the University of Bristol and was also home to the YWCA in different capacities.
We’re thrilled to restore its hospitality legacy. With a luxurious suite of rooms on each of its five floors, this beautiful grade II-listed Georgian townhouse has been fully restored to its former glory - we think original proprietress Mrs Frederick Thicke would be pleased!
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