Hambrook

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Hambrook
Hambrook is located in Gloucestershire
Hambrook
Hambrook
Hambrook shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid reference ST641780
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
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
List of places
UK
England
GloucestershireCoordinates: 51°30′29″N 2°31′05″W / 51.508°N 2.518°W / 51.508; -2.518

Hambrook is a village in South Gloucestershire, England, situated on the north-eastern outskirts of the city of Bristol. It lies between the larger communities of Winterbourne and Frenchay and is part of the Civil Parish of Winterbourne.[1]

A small settlement was recorded at Hambrook in the Domesday Book.[2][3]

Nowadays, Hambrook is a commuter village, with the M4 and the Avon Ring Road bisecting it.[4]

Hambrook lies at the south-western foot of Winterbourne Hill. The River Frome and its walkway pass along the village's eastern edge and the Bradley Brook converges with the former in Hambrook. The village also contains many areas of natural beauty and is flanked by woodland and fields. Hambrook's most distinctive feature is its common (or village green) which locals refer to as either 'Hambrook' or 'Whiteshill Common' because of its proximity to the hamlet of Whiteshill. The Common is home to the Civil Parish of Winterbourne's war memorial[5] and the village's primary school, with cottages flanking it on either side and is frequently used for cricket matches.[6]

Hambrook Court is an 18th-century house. It has been designated as a Grade II listed building.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your Parish Councillors". Winterbourne Parish Council. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Cairns, S. A. "The Origins and Development of Winterbourne, Hambrook and Frenchay". Frenchay Museum Archives. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Ludwell, Wilfred. "A History of Winterbourne". Winterbourne. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Plaster, Andrew. "Winterbourne". Bristol & Avon Family History Society. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Civil Parish of Winterbourse, Hambrook". War Memorials Online. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "About Us". Hambrook Cricket Club. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hambrook Court". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 12 December 2015.