St George, Bristol
Boundaries of St George West and East wards, shown within Bristol.
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St George was originally in Gloucestershire. It became a civil parish (formally known as 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 is a local landmark, and was a mining area from the early 19th century (coal) until its closure in 1904 when the last fireclay mines were abandoned. It was declared as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) on 22 June 1995.