infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Henbury
map_type= nomap

static_image_caption= Boundaries of the city council ward, shown within Bristol.
latitude= 51.5050
longitude= -2.6284
population = 9,498 [cite web | title=Henbury | work=2001 Census Ward Information Sheet | url=http://www.bristol.gov.uk/WardFinder/pdfs/henbury-wis.pdf | accessdate=2007-02-21]
unitary_england= Bristol
lieutenancy_england= Bristol
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Bristol North West
post_town= BRISTOL
postcode_district = BS
postcode_area= BS
dial_code= 0117
os_grid_reference= ST564786

:"There is also a Henbury crater in Australia.":"There is also a Henbury in Cheshire, near Macclesfield."

Henbury is a suburb of Bristol, England, situated about 5 miles north west of the city centre. It was formerly a village in Gloucestershire. Henbury has a major roundabout junction to control all the traffic from the A4018 link from the M5 motorway. The main streets of Henbury have recently faced a lot of crime. There is also a small ford that runs through Henbury near the Toby Carvery pub.

Henbury is bordered by Westbury-on-Trym to the south, Brentry to the east and the Blaise Castle estate, Blaise Hamlet and Lawrence Weston to the west. To the north lies the south Gloucestershire village of Hallen.

The Village Hall was previously a school.

Henbury also houses the Henbury Leisure Centre, which is currently on the same site of its secondary school.


The parish Church of St Mary the Virgin dates from approximately 1200. The tower is from the early 13th century. The north chapel was built and further restoration work undertaken by Thomas Rickman in 1836, with further restoration by GE Street in 1875-7.It is a grade II* listed building. [cite web | title= Church of St Mary the Virgin | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=379138 | accessdate=2007-02-19]

The churchyard contains the grave of Scipio Africanus, the west African 18th century manservant of Charles William Howard, 7th Earl of Suffolk.


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