- Stoke Bishop, Bristol
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Stoke Bishop
static_image_caption= Boundaries of the city council ward.
population = 9,660 [cite web | title=Stoke Bishop | work=2001 Census Ward Information Sheet | url=http://www.bristol.gov.uk/WardFinder/pdfs/stoke-bishop-wis.pdf | accessdate=2007-02-21]
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Bristol North West
postcode_district = BS9
Stoke Bishop is a very affluent and medium-sized outer city
suburbin the north-west of Bristol, located in between Westbury-on-Trym, Sneyd Park, and Sea Mills, Bristol. Although relatively small, Stoke Bishop's population has increased due to substantial infillingon the sports ground known as the "Smelting Works" due to its previous use and "The Grove" which used to belong to Clifton Highschool. The population of Stoke Bishop varies throughout the year because of the influx of students to the large campus of halls of residencesituated on the edge of the suburb and Durdham Downduring university term time.
The suburb is concentrated around a small village hall and a row of shops on Druid Hill, with a number of small local businesses.
Within Stoke Bishop there are three churches including St
Mary Magdalene(CofE) and a Baptist Church; one primary school, Stoke Bishop Primary, also known as Cedar Park; and a village hall, which is used for a variety of activities from dog training to Karate. There also remains one playing field, Stoke Lodge, mainly used by local schools for athletics, football, and cricket.
CricketClub play at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex. The cricket club has two senior men's XIs: in 2007, the 1st XI will play in the Bristol & District League Division 2, while the 2nd XI will play in the Bristol & District League Division 3. The club also boasts a thriving junior section comprising of U9, U11, U13 and U15 teams.Next to Cedar Park Primary school is Bristol Croquet Club, which has had many influential international members.
The small port of Abona at the mouth of the River Trym was used by the Roman military forces passing in transit to Roman settlements in what is now South Wales. There are ruins of a small Roman Villa at the entrance to Roman Way from the Portway. The Roman legionaries had a transit camp on what were the grounds of Nazareth House (a
Roman Catholic Orphanage) near that villa. Bombs fell in Roman Way during the Second World War, destroying one house completely.
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