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Bathurst Basin

Bathurst Basin is a small triangular basin adjoining the main harbour of the city of Bristol, England.  The basin takes its name from Charles Bathurst, who was a Bristol MP in the early 19th century. Learn more here.

Trin Mills Pond

The basin was built on an area of an old mill pond, Trin Mills.  The pond was supplied by the River Malago, from Bedminster to the South.  It lost its water supply as the New Cut was created in 1809, running to the South of the enlarged Floating Harbour and catching the flow of the Malago.  After this it formed a connecting basin, through two sets of locks, between the Floating Harbour and the tidal River Avon in the New Cut.  The connection enabled smaller vessels to bypass the main entrance locks in Cumberland Basin.  From 1865 a deep water dock with a stone quay front was built.  The area used to be an industrial dock with warehouses and numerous shipyards at the adjoining Wapping Shipyard and Docks, including Hilhouse, William Scott & Sons and William Patterson.  Now there is a small marina, with residential quayside properties to enjoy. Learn more about Bristol Harbour.

Visit Bathhurst Basin Today

Come and see the beauty and bask in the historical significance of Bristol’s Bathurst Basin.