Hengrove

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Hengrove
Bristol hengrove.png
Boundaries of the city council ward.
Bath & North East Somerset - Imperial Park (geograph 4155534).jpg
Imperial Park
Population11,723 {2011.Ward}[1]
OS grid referenceST589687
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
  • Bristol
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS14
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bristol
51°24′58″N 2°35′30″W / 51.4160°N 2.5918°W / 51.4160; -2.5918Coordinates: 51°24′58″N 2°35′30″W / 51.4160°N 2.5918°W / 51.4160; -2.5918

Hengrove is a suburb and council ward of Bristol, England, situated between Whitchurch, Knowle and Bishopsworth, running along both dual carriageways, Wells Road (A37) and Airport Road (A4174). The area of Knowle it adjoins is known as Knowle West.

The residential parts of Hengrove consist mainly of working to middle class terrace houses. There are also infant, primary and secondary schools in the area. It is served by bus services 36, 50, 51, 75, 76 and 90 and, since 2019, MetroBus rapid transit services.

Hengrove holds the long-disused Whitchurch Airport, which has mostly been redeveloped with a hospital and leisure facilities now situated on parts of the former airfield.

Hengrove Leisure Park[edit]

Hengrove Leisure Park is located on Hengrove Way and is an out-of-town leisure park containing branches of several well known restaurant and fast food chains, along with an hotel, cinema and bingo hall. There is also a children's play park, the largest in Bristol, and skate park adjoining the site.

Hengrove Park[edit]

Hengrove Park is the largest urban regeneration site in Bristol and is built on part of the former airfield of the disused Whitchurch Airport. It is the site of South Bristol Community Hospital, Hengrove Leisure Centre and Hengrove Skills Academy, and in 2001 was the temporary home to the Ashton Court Festival.

Sport[edit]

Hengrove is home to the non-League football club Hengrove Athletic F.C., who play at Norton Lane. Hengrove is also home to rugby union club Imperial R.F.C which play in the Somerset premier league.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hengrove" (PDF). 2001 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 26 February 2015.

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