The High Street is the main street in Thornbury with the usual mixture of public, commercial and residential premises. In older records it was often referred to as Front Street or Fore Street. This is the street where the market was held, where business was conducted at solicitor’s and estate offices. It was where people registered births deaths and marriages as well as buying their clothes, groceries and other necessities. It also had at various times a few small private schools and a remarkable number of public houses but only one church.
We are collecting records for the houses and shops in this area and would be very pleased indeed to hear from anyone who has deeds or photographs that might be used in plotting the history of the street and the families who lived there.
For the purposes of this website, we have had to split the properties into three sections:
The WEST side covers those properties on the right when travelling from The Plain towards Bristol. The even numbered properties 2 – 66 High Street are on the West Side.
The EAST side covers those properties on the left side. These are have odd numbers. We have divided this side into two separate menus for practical reasons. One menu covers the properties from The Plain to Silver Street (numbered 1 – 33) and the other covers the properties from the Town Hall to the top of the High Street (numbered 35 – 81).