Stockwood

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Stockwood
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Boundaries of the city council ward.
Population 10,802 [1]
OS grid reference ST624685
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS14
Dialling code 01275
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bristol
51°24′53″N 2°32′28″W / 51.4147°N 2.5410°W / 51.4147; -2.5410Coordinates: 51°24′53″N 2°32′28″W / 51.4147°N 2.5410°W / 51.4147; -2.5410
not to be confused with Stockwood, Dorset

Stockwood is a residential area and council ward in south Bristol, between Whitchurch and Brislington, and just to the north of the Somerset town of Keynsham.

Geography[edit]

Stockwood forms an outermost southern suburb of the city with much green space; the upper part of Stockwood is set on a plateau surrounded by pasture and the lower part a wooded valley, bordered to its west by the old Bristol and North Somerset Railway rail line which is now a cycle way.[2]

The upper estate was built in the 1960s as private housing,[3] together with sheltered elderly accommodation.[4]

On a green-space ridge in front of the pantile-style shopping-precinct there is a good view of the city and events such as the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. Below this green space, the rest of Stockwood consists of an earlier estate of previous council housing set on the sides of a steep valley.[5]

Community[edit]

Christ the Servant church in Stockwood, Bristol.

Population of about 11,800.[6]

There are two public houses located in Stockwood: The Concorde on Stockwood Lane and The Harvesters on Harrington Road. The uniquely named 'Man in Space' pub was redeveloped to make way for more residential houses and The Antelope was redeveloped to make way for flats.[7]

There are two churches on this upper area: Stockwood Free Church (Baptist)[8] and Christ the Servant (Anglican).[9] There is also a public library, clinic, dentistry practice, vet, optician and pharmacies at the upper shops, together with several different fast-food outlets.

There is a Stockwood Community Facebook Page, where members of the Stockwood community can connect with one another, local businesses and events.[10]

Sport[edit]

The area is between two nearby golf courses, Stockwood Vale and Knowle clubs. There are stables and horseriding as well as the nearby Horse World. There is indoor bowls and other social activities at the Anglican Church. There are two community centres.

Youth[edit]

There are local Scout and Guides and a Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade. There are two primary schools serving the area as well as nurseries.

Stockwood Open Space[edit]

Stockwood Open Space is a local nature reserve.[11][12] It is an expanse of old farmland and ancient woodland providing a blend of old meadows, thick hedges and woodlands on lime-rich clay soils. It is owned by Bristol City Council and managed as a nature reserve in partnership with the Avon Wildlife Trust. cowslip, Dyer's greenweed, common spotted orchids and bird's-foot trefoil are amongst the flowers to be found, and numerous butterflies include meadow brown, marbled white and large skipper. The wood known as Ilsyngrove is very old and the home of bluebell, yellow archangel and the rare Bath asparagus. Birds including whitethroats, kestrels and sparrowhawks are often seen. Two farm ponds are homes for frogs, toads and newts.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stockwood" (PDF). 2011 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Chapter 18 - Strategy Area: Dundry and River Valleys" (PDF). Forest of Avon Trust. Retrieved 26 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Stockwood". Ocean Home. Retrieved 26 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "£8m housing scheme tops out". bbp media. Retrieved 26 August 2018. 
  5. ^ "The Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Public House in Bristol". English Heritage. pp. 318–320. Retrieved 26 August 2018. 
  6. ^ "Stockwood Statistical Ward Profile 2017 June 2017". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 26 August 2018. 
  7. ^ "Stockwood pubs and bars; pubs in Stockwood, Bristol". Beer in the Evening. Retrieved 26 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "Stockwood Free Church (Baptist)". West of England Baptist Association. Retrieved 26 August 2018. 
  9. ^ "Christ the Servant". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 26 August 2018. 
  10. ^ "Stockwood community (Bristol)". Facebook. Retrieved 26 August 2018. 
  11. ^ "Stockwood Open Space". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Map of Stockwood Open Space". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Stockwood Open Space". Reserves. Avon Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 

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