Downend, South Gloucestershire
The old vicarage, typical late 19th century architecture of Downend
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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.
The High Street has an 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)
Olympic bronze medal winner Jenny Jones (snowboarder) was also born in Downend.
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- "Tory Tim Bowles elected West of England mayor"". BBC News. 5 May 2017.
- "DOWNEND HOUSE - 1116188 Historic England". Historic England. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
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