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
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 war memorial
A mural of W. G. Grace in Downend

Downend is a residential outer suburb of Bristol in Gloucestershire, England. 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 is mainly residential. Housing is typically of the terraced Victorian, 1930’s and 1950’s Semi-Detached and Detached variety. The high street has many independent shops including numerous coffee shops and a deli.


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


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)

Historical associations[edit]

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

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