Downend, South Gloucestershire

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The former Vicarage, Downend (4787817654).jpg
The old vicarage, typical late 19th century architecture of Downend
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
51°29′41″N 2°30′18″W / 51.4947°N 2.5049°W / 51.4947; -2.5049Coordinates: 51°29′41″N 2°30′18″W / 51.4947°N 2.5049°W / 51.4947; -2.5049

Downend is a residential outer suburb of Bristol in Gloucestershire, England, the housing stock is typically terraced Victorian, 1930’s and 1950’s Semi-Detached and Detached. It is in the South Gloucestershire local district, located to the northeast of Bristol and bordered by the Bristol City suburb of Fishponds, and the South Gloucestershire suburbs of Staple Hill, Frenchay, Mangotsfield, and Emersons Green.

Downend forms, with the suburb of Bromley Heath, the civil parish of Downend and Bromley Heath, created in 2003.[2]

Downend war memorial


An electoral ward in the same name exists. The total population of the ward at the 2011 census was 10,785.[3]

Downend residents are represented by the Mayor of the West of England, Tim Bowles.[4]


The High Street has an Traditional fish and chip shop, Indian restaurant, Mediterranean restaurant, Italian restaurant, a Gastro Pub, and several cafés. The village centre is well-served for shoppers, containing banks and independent stores, florists, and a number of charity shops. Two free car parks are available and a medium-sized supermarket.

Schools within the area include Bromley Heath Infant School, which is an Outstanding school (rated by offsted)

Notable Residents[edit]

A mural of W. G. Grace in Downend

W. G. Grace, the cricketer, was born at Downend House on North Street.[5]

Olympic bronze medal winner Jenny Jones (snowboarder) was also born in Downend.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "The history of D&BH Parish Council". Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council. Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tory Tim Bowles elected West of England mayor"". BBC News. 5 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "DOWNEND HOUSE - 1116188 Historic England". Historic England. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 

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