Chelsea Road shopping area
Newbridge shown within Somerset
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Geographically, the Newbridge area centres on Newbridge Road and Newbridge Hill and is bordered (approximately) by the River Avon to the south and the southern edge of Weston Village to the north and from Chelsea Road to the east to out past Oldfield School and the Boathouse pub to the west.
The main shopping area in Newbridge is Chelsea Road, a small area of shops, restaurants and hairdressers. There is a Lloyds TSB bank, a bakery, 2 florists, a cycle shop and nearby on the Newbridge Road there is a Post Office.
The New Bridge
The area is named after the New Bridge over the River Avon outside Bath, built in 1734. This was built to replace a ford that was one of the last impediments to navigation between Bristol and Bath. The bridge had voids and arches on either side to allow flood water to pass easily. The bridge was widened and improved in the 1830s to the version that now carries the A4 road from Bath to Bristol out of Newbridge.
Educationally, Newbridge is part of the North West Bath area of Bath and North East Somerset. This area has 3 primary schools:
and one secondary school:
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- Historic England. "New Bridge or Newton Bridge (that part in Bath) (Grade II*) (1395726)". National Heritage List for England.
- UpMyStreet general information about the Newbridge area.
Media related to New Bridge, Bath at Wikimedia Commons