::: queens square + william iii

queens square is a public open space in the centre of the historic city of bristol, england

the square was planned in 1699 and building finished in 1727

it was named in honour of queen anne

the north side and much of the west were destroyed in the bristol riots of 1831 and rebuilt

many of the buildings now have listed building status

in 1937 the inner city ring road was driven diagonally across the square but in 2000 it was removed and the open space restored

in the centre of the square is an idealised equestrian statue of william iii by john michael rysbrack

it was cast in 1733 and erected in 1736 to signify the city’s loyalty

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