Downend, South Gloucestershire

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Downend is located in Gloucestershire
Downend shown within Gloucestershire
Population 12,125 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST650774
Civil parish
  • Downend and Bromley Heath
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
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
UK Parliament
List of places
GloucestershireCoordinates: 51°29′41″N 2°30′18″W / 51.4947°N 2.5049°W / 51.4947; -2.5049
Downend war memorial
A mural of W. G. Grace in Downend

Downend is a suburb of Bristol in Gloucestershire, England. It is in the South Gloucestershire local district, located to the north east of Bristol and bordered by the Bristol city suburb of Fishponds to its south west and the South Gloucestershire suburbs of Staple Hill to the south, Frenchay to the west and Mangotsfield to the east.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. The total population of the ward at the 2011 census was 10,785.[2]

Historical associations[edit]

W. G. Grace, the cricketer, was born at Downend House on North Street.[3]

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