Hillfields, Bristol

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Map showing Hillfields ward on the eastern side of the city
Boundaries of the city council ward
Population13,504 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceST645761
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
  • Gloucestershire
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS16
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°28′29″N 2°31′08″W / 51.4747°N 2.5188°W / 51.4747; -2.5188Coordinates: 51°28′29″N 2°31′08″W / 51.4747°N 2.5188°W / 51.4747; -2.5188

Hillfields is an area and ward of north-east Bristol.

The Ward of Hillfields[2] covers the following areas of Bristol:

Hillfields itself is a relatively modern area of Bristol on the outskirts of Fishponds developed since the First World War on the north side of Lodge Causeway.


Building commenced on Hillfields Park Housing estate in 1919, and the estate was first to be built under the National Housing Scheme in Bristol. Hillfields was further expanded in 1922 when the new Elisha Smith Robinson paper and printing company opened in Filwood Road, Fishponds, and the company arranged for houses to be built at Maple Avenue to accommodate the new workers.

The area expanded quickly, Hillfields Park Infant School opened in 1927 and the junior school opened in 1929. The most famous pupil to go to the junior school was Arthur Milton, who played County cricket for Gloucestershire County from 1948 to 1974, and gained 6 caps with the England cricket team. He also played football for Arsenal from 1951 to 1955, then Bristol City and gained 1 cap for the England National Football Team against Austria at Wembley.

More recently, the Briarwood School for students with severe learning difficulties from primary to sixth form has been built on Briar Way.

Churches and facilities[edit]

The church in the centre of Hillfields is Hillfields Park Baptist Church, opened on 8 May 1929 and built by Foster & Son,[3] and originally supported by the Fishponds Baptist Church. It also contains a Baptist church Youth Club. The area is also served by Hillfields Library, run by Bristol City Council, and the Community centre and recreational grounds in Hillfields Park.

Cossham Memorial Hospital, founded in 1907, is in the ward near Kingswood, South Gloucestershire.


  1. ^ "Hillfields" (PDF). 2011 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ Bristol City Council. "Hillfields map" (PDF). Ward Finder. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  3. ^ Churchcrawler. Archived 27 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 2007-13-10.

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