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Sluice gate mechanism at the site of Chewton Keynsham Mill, Chewton Place, south of Keynsham. An adjacent double sluice gate was made by J. Trott

of Bristol

This entry covers the business variously named as Samuel Bissicks, Bissicks, and Bissicks Brothers.

1862 Advert: 'FOR SALE, several MODEL STEAM-ENGINES ; also, several New and Second-hand STEAM GAUGES, at Samuel Bissicks's, Millwright and Engineer, Bear Lane, and 31, Temple Street, Bristol.'[1]

1866 Samuel Bissicks, Licensed Victualler and Engineer, died on 5th October.[2]. He was the landlord of the Castle & Plough, Temple Gate, Bristol, from 1847-1867 (pub demolished in the late 1950s[3]

1874 Partnership dissolved on 31 December between Frederick Joseph Bissicks, George Philip Bissicks, James John Bissicks, and Thomas Francis Bissicks, Engineers and Millwrights, trading as Bissicks Brothers, of 31 Temple Back[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Western Daily Press, 5 December 1862
  2. London Gazette, 12 Feb 1867
  3. [1] Bristol's Lost Pubs website. This source contains genealogical information about the Bissicks family
  4. London Gazette, 5 Jan 1875