Hambrook

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Hambrook
Hambrook is located in Gloucestershire
Hambrook
Hambrook
 Hambrook shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid reference ST641780
Unitary authority South Gloucestershire
Ceremonial county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire

Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 2°31′05″W / 51.508°N 2.518°W / 51.508; -2.518

Hambrook is a village in South Gloucestershire, England, just outside the outskirts of the city of Bristol. It lies between the two larger communities of Winterbourne and Frenchay and is part of the Civil Parish of Winterbourne. Though Hambrook has become a commuter village with the M4 running through it, the village has retained a largely peaceful, semi-rural appearance despite its proximity to Bristol, to the large town of Bradley Stoke and to the shopping centre at Cribbs Causeway.

Hambrook lies at the south-western foot of Winterbourne Hill. The village has woodlands and fields leading down from Winterbourne. The village's most distinctive feature is its common (or village green) which locals refer to as 'Hambrook' or 'Whiteshill Common' in light of its close proximity to the hamlet of Whiteshill. Site of the Civil Parish's war memorial and the village's primary school, with cosy cottages flanking it on either side and offering views of Winterbourne Hill, Hambrook Common makes a peaceful retreat. Cricket attracts crowds here in the summer months.[citation needed]

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