Windmill Hill, Bristol

Coordinates: 51°26′28″N 2°35′10″W / 51.4412°N 2.5861°W / 51.4412; -2.5861
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Windmill Hill
Map showing Windmill Hill ward south of the city centre
Boundaries of the city council ward
Population13,180 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceST593715
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS3
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°26′28″N 2°35′10″W / 51.4412°N 2.5861°W / 51.4412; -2.5861
The view looking north from Alfred Road, Windmill Hill, Bedminster in Bristol. Prominent on the horizon are Cabot Tower and the Wills Tower of Bristol University.

Windmill Hill is situated in the south of the city of Bristol and is often referred to as being part of Bedminster. It is a predominantly residential location, and became popular in the 1990s and 2000s with students, artists and environmentalists, often sharing rented accommodation. The area has mainly Victorian terraced houses though there are also two residential tower blocks Polden and Holroyd House.

In the early years of the 21st century the area started undergoing gentrification which has increased house prices in the area. Windmill Hill remains a creative and community driven neighbourhood. Windmill Hill's Community Centre was opened in the 1970s in the former church hall of St Michael and All Angels church.[2]

Windmill Hill has given its name to a council ward, which includes Totterdown and the southern part of Bedminster.[3]

Windmill Hill is separated from the rest of Bedminster by a railway line (and Bedminster railway station) and industrial estates as well as the Windmill Hill City Farm. The River Malago runs through the western edge of Windmill Hill ward, and Victoria Park is in the centre of the ward.


  1. ^ "Windmill Hill" (PDF). 2011 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ Tooze, John (2014). "St Michael and All Angels Windmill Hill Bedminster: A Parish History 125 Years" (PDF).
  3. ^ Ward map

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