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Mr Monkey in Bristol, March 15th

"It seems that Burgundian-Gothic really is a style of architecture"

Mr Monkey looking at Foster's Almhouses Mr Monkey beside the Chapel of the Three Kings

From the Red Lodge, Mr Monkey walked along to Foster's Almhouses and the Chapel of the Three Kings of Cologne, next to Christmas Steps. The almshouses were built in mid-fifteenth century by the Bristol merchant John Foster, but were rebuilt in a picturesque Burgundian-Gothic style in the late nineteenth century. After reading a plaque on the side of the chapel, which explained that Johnathan Blackwell Esq had paid for the street to be steppered* in 1669, Mr Monkey set off down the steps.

* Apparently, steppered was a real word in 1669.

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