Redland Green

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Coordinates: 51°28′30″N 2°36′29″W / 51.47488°N 2.60817°W / 51.47488; -2.60817

Redland Green is located in Bristol
Redland Green
Redland Green
Redland Green, Bristol

Redland Green is a park in the Bristol suburb of Redland.[1] The park consists of a grassed area and scrub and woodland managed as wildlife habitats by Bristol City Council in partnership with local community groups. A major event each year is Redland May Fair, organised by Redland and Cotham Amenities Society, which has been held annually for over 25 years on the first Monday in May and is opened each year by the Bristol street band The Ambling Band.[2]

Redland Green, summer 2008.

The green was once farmland, part of the manor of Redland. The name comes from the Latin Rubea Terra and in Norman, la Rede Londe,[3] describing the red soil of the area. The palace of the Bishop of Bristol once stood there, but was destroyed by bombing in World War II.[4] Adjacent to the green are Bristol Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Redland Green Bowling Club and Redland Green secondary school. To the north there are allotments.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redland Green". Bristol City Council: Environment and planning: Parks and open spaces. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Redland May Fair". www.rcas.org.uk. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  3. ^ "Bristol City Council: Parks and open spaces: Redland Green". www.bristol.gov.uk. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Redland Green". About Bristol. Retrieved 2008-05-21.