Downend, South Gloucestershire

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Downend
The former Vicarage, Downend (4787817654).jpg
The old vicarage, typical late 19th century architecture of Downend
Downend is located in Gloucestershire
Downend
Downend
Downend shown within Gloucestershire
Population12,125 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceST650774
Civil parish
  • Downend and Bromley Heath
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS16
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
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, 1930s and 1950s 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

Governance[edit]

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]

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]

References[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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