Barton Hill, Bristol


Barton Hill, Bristol

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Barton Hill
latitude= 51.4525
longitude= -2.5629
map_type= Bristol
civil_parish=
population =
unitary_england= Bristol
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Bristol East
post_town= BRISTOL
postcode_district = BS
postcode_area= BS
dial_code= 0117
os_grid_reference= ST609727

Barton Hill is an area of Bristol, just to the east of the city centre and Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

It includes residential, retail and industrial premises and is crossed by major roads, railway tracks and the feeder canal leading to Bristol Harbour.

History

As an independent village, Barton Hill is mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Bertune apud Bristov", and later in 1220 as "Berton Bristoll". [Ekwall|29]

Christ Church Barton Hill was opened in 1883 and demolished in 1957. A large geometrical gothic church without a west front but good rooks and a nice apse.

Cultural references

Space Rock band Alien Stash Tin originated from Barton Hill and vocalist / guitarist Jon Wisbey still lives in the area. The regeneration of the area is also the inspiration behind the bands song 'Rat In A Maze'.

References

External links

The [http://www.bartonhillsettlement.org.uk/ Barton Hill Settlement] is a community resource for people in Barton Hill. Among other services it offers adult education classes on a variety of subjects, and runs a creche.
* [http://www.bhas.org.uk/ Barton Hill Advice Service]


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