St George, Bristol

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St George
Bristol stgeorge.png
Boundaries of St George West and East wards, shown within Bristol.
St George shown within Bristol
Population 11,348 (2001.Ward)(East)[1]
10,929 (2001.Ward)(West)[2]
OS grid reference ST626734
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
  • Bristol
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS5
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bristol
51°27′31″N 2°32′19″W / 51.4586°N 2.5385°W / 51.4586; -2.5385Coordinates: 51°27′31″N 2°32′19″W / 51.4586°N 2.5385°W / 51.4586; -2.5385

St George is a district of Bristol, England on the Eastern edge of the city boundary.

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.[3]

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.[4] Troopers Hill was declared as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) on 22 June 1995.[5]

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.

The St George Fountain [6] is a Victorian water fountain on the main Church Road which forks at this point to become Clouds Hill Road to Kingswood and Summerhill Road to Hanham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St George East" (PDF). 2001 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 2007-02-21. 
  2. ^ "St George West" (PDF). 2001 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 2007-02-21. 
  3. ^ Vision of Britain: St George UD
  4. ^ "Friends of Troopers Hill". Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Public Notice". Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Landmark Bristol fountain will be restored to former glory Read more". Retrieved 2016-09-15.