Frenchay


Frenchay

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Frenchay
latitude= 51.4979
longitude= -2.5194
civil_parish= Winterbourne
population =
unitary_england= South Gloucestershire
lieutenancy_england= Gloucestershire
DistrictType=
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Filton and Bradley Stoke
post_town= BRISTOL
postcode_district = BS
postcode_area= BS
dial_code= 0117
os_grid_reference= ST640778

Frenchay is a suburb of Bristol, England, to the north east of the city, but located mainly in South Gloucestershire and the Civil Parish of Winterbourne.

Frenchay was first recorded in 1257 as "Fromscawe" and later as "Fromeshaw", meaning "the wood on the Frome". [cite book |last=Burrough |first=THB |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Bristol |year=1970 |publisher=Studio Vista |location=London |isbn=0289798043 ]

The suburb is situated between the B4058, which runs parallel to the M32 motorway, and the wooded River Frome valley.

Frenchay is now dominated by the large Anglican church of John the Baptist, adjacent to the large village common, which is overlooked by many period houses. The village also contains a Catholic church and a Unitarian chapel.

The main campus of University of the West of England is situated in Frenchay, and there is a small business park nearby.

Frenchay is also home to Frenchay Hospital, greatly expanded during World War II for the US Army, which treated many wounded soldiers returning from the D-Day landings in Normandy. Frenchay is still one of Bristol's major hospitals. Its facilities have been greatly extended in recent years, although wartime buildings are still much in evidence.

Frenchay Park, an adjacent suburb, is situated within Bristol city limits.

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