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Photograph of The Blackboy Hill

Blackboy Hill in Bristol


There are several local myths about the Blackboy Hill, a popular name for the top part of Whiteladies Road. One myth has it that slaves were auctioned here, another states that the hill was where black servants came together when they were not working. One local myth has it that there was once a stone at the top of the hill marking the site of local slave sales. There is no written records to support this. There is also a myth that tells of a black servant who worked in The White House at the top of Blackboy Hill. The hill may well be named after the public house situated there, called Blackboy Inn. The origins of the hill’s name are unclear.

Creator: BCC Museum

Date: 2003

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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