Hambrook

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Hambrook
Hambrook is located in Gloucestershire
Hambrook
Hambrook
 Hambrook shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid reference ST641780
Unitary authority South Gloucestershire
Ceremonial county Gloucestershire
Region South West
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
Gloucestershire

Coordinates: 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, just outside the outskirts of the city of Bristol. It lies between the two 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]

Hambrook has now become a commuter village with the M4 running through it.[4]

Hambrook lies at the south-western foot of Winterbourne Hill. The village has woodlands and fields leading down from Winterbourne. The village's most distinctive feature is its common (or village green) which locals refer to as 'Hambrook' or 'Whiteshill Common' in light of its close proximity to the hamlet of Whiteshill. Site of the Civil Parish's war memorial[5] and the village's primary school, with cottages flanking it on either side and offering views of Winterbourne Hill, Hambrook Common is used for Cricket.[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.