Sneyd Park

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Coordinates: 51°28′36″N 2°38′32″W / 51.4766°N 2.6421°W / 51.4766; -2.6421

Sneyd Park
Sneyd Park is located in Bristol
Sneyd Park
Sneyd Park
 Sneyd Park shown within Bristol
OS grid reference ST555755
Unitary authority Bristol
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS9
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
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Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Bristol North West
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Sneyd Park is a suburb of Bristol, England, lying on the western fringe of Clifton Down, adjacent to the Avon Gorge and the Sea Walls observation point. Home to many millionaires, Sneyd Park was originally developed in Victorian times. Many Victorian and Edwardian villas line the edge of the Downs. More modern housing has since been built down over the slope, towards Sea Mills, Bristol.

Clifton Down, in the vicinity of Sea Walls, was the location of the flight, on 12 November 1910, of the first aircraft built by the Bristol and Colonial Aeroplane Company. Many thousands of Bristol's citizens flocked to see two well-known French pilots, Maurice Tétard and Henri Jullerot, give a public demonstration of the new Bristol Boxkite. Blériot's famous flight across the English Channel had occurred only the year before.

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