St George, Bristol
Boundaries of St George West and East wards, shown within Bristol.
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St George was originally outside the city boundary in Gloucestershire, the terminus of the tram line from Bristol was in Beaconsfield Road. It became a civil parish (Bristol St George) in 1866, and briefly an urban district from 1894 to 1898. The parish and urban district were absorbed into Bristol in 1898.
Troopers' Hill chimney is a local landmark. St George was a mining area from the early 19th century (coal and fireclay) until 1904 when the last fireclay mines were abandoned. Troopers Hill was declared as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) on 22 June 1995.
John Armitstead, a colliery proprietor, had a pit between Church Road and Whitehall Road, where he installed a pumping engine for raising coal. Power was generated from water by means of a fire and the device was called a fire engine. It stood on land which came to be known as the Engine Ground, this is reflected in the name of a local public house, the Fire Engine.
- "St George East" (PDF). 2001 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 21 February 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "St George West" (PDF). 2001 Census Ward Information Sheet. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Vision of Britain: St George UD
- "Friends of Troopers Hill". Retrieved 21 April 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Public Notice". Retrieved 21 April 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Landmark Bristol fountain will be restored to former glory Read more". Retrieved 15 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)