Sneyd Park

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Sneyd Park
Thatched Cottage, Sneyd Park, Bristol - DSC05732.JPG
A thatched cottage in Sneyd Park
Sneyd Park is located in Bristol
Sneyd Park
Sneyd Park
Sneyd Park shown within Bristol
OS grid reference ST555755
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Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS9
Dialling code 0117
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51°28′36″N 2°38′32″W / 51.4766°N 2.6421°W / 51.4766; -2.6421Coordinates: 51°28′36″N 2°38′32″W / 51.4766°N 2.6421°W / 51.4766; -2.6421

Sneyd Park is a suburb of Bristol, England, lying on the western fringe of Clifton Down, adjacent to the Avon Gorge and the Sea Walls observation point. It is part of the Stoke Bishop district.[1] Home to many millionaires, Sneyd Park was originally developed in Victorian times. Many Victorian and Edwardian villas line the edge of the Downs.[2] More modern housing has since been built down over the slope, towards Sea Mills, Bristol.

Clifton Down, in the vicinity of Sea Walls, was the location of the flight, on 12 November 1910, of the first aircraft built by the Bristol and Colonial Aeroplane Company. Many thousands of Bristol's citizens flocked to see two well-known French pilots, Maurice Tétard and Henri Jullerot, give a public demonstration of the new Bristol Boxkite.[3][4] Blériot's famous flight across the English Channel had occurred only the year before.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sneyd Park Residents' Association". Sneyd Park Residents' Association. Retrieved 11 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bristol Area Guides: Stoke Bishop, Sneyd Park and Coombe Dingle". Bristol Property Finders. Retrieved 11 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bristol Boxkite 1910 Demonstration". Those Magnificent Men. Retrieved 11 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Durdham Down". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 11 September 2017.