Map 2 – EastonThe densely populated suburb of Easton has several claims to fame – indeed it could even claim to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. This is because, in 1702, what was to become the first commercially successful brass works in Britain was established at Baptist Mills. The site now lies buried beneath the M32.
Bristol (St Philips Road) to Fishponds: 2.5 miles (4 kms)
1. St Mark’s Road – a street of wall paintings, hanging signs and elaborate shop fronts celebrating the cultural diversity of the community and new business in modern Easton. Visit the shops and cafes.
2. The 19th century Church of St Mark was designed in a fanciful Norman style. Now converted into flats, note the crawling beasts on the ridges of the roof pyramid.