The Georgian House - Exterior
Built 1790, architect William Paty
The Georgian House was built in 1790 for John Pinney, a wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant. It was also where the enslaved African Pero lived, brought from Pinney’s Caribbean plantation on Nevis.
John Pinney was a West India merchant who came to Bristol after retiring from his plantations in 1783. He founded Pinney and Tobin sugar merchants and became a very wealthy man.
The house is displayed as it might have looked in the 18th century and provides an insight into life above and below stairs. There are 11 rooms spread over four floors, including:
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