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Hanham High Street

Hanham is a suburb of Bristol. It is located in the south east of the city. Hanham is in the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire. It became a civil parish on 1 April 2003.

The post code area of Hanham is BS15.[1] The population of this civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 6,128.[2]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. The ward stretches south from Hanham to Hanham Abbots. The total population of the ward taken from the 2011 census was 10,311[3]


Tom Cribb, once world champion bare-knuckle boxer, was born in Hanham.[4] Stephen Merchant was also born in Hanham.[5]

Hanham is also the first place in the UK to trial Gordon Brown's new eco-towns.[6] Built on the former Hanham Hall Hospital site,[7] the new village serves as a blueprint for Gordon Brown's proposed five eco-towns that will provide up to 100,000 zero-carbon dwellings across the country.[8]

The Blue Bowl has been claimed to be one of the oldest public houses in the country.[9]


  1. ^ "Bulletin of Changes to Local Authority Elections, Names and Areas in England". Archived from the original on 7 December 2005. Retrieved 5 December 2005.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  4. ^ Hanham, Longwell Green and Willsbridge – Picture Past, by David G. Elliot, page 23.
  5. ^ "Stephen Merchant to shoot major new series in Bristol". 10 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Hanham Hall". Archived from the original on 9 July 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2008.
  7. ^ Hanham Hall Historic Characterisation (Report). English Heritage. 21 September 2007. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  8. ^ Alison Benjamin (14 December 2007). "Barratt contracted to build UK's first eco-village". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Hanham pub could be oldest in country". Bristol Post. 28 December 2009. Archived from the original on 24 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.

Coordinates: 51°26′59″N 2°30′59″W / 51.44962°N 2.51626°W / 51.44962; -2.51626