Brislington


Brislington

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Brislington
latitude= 51.4316
longitude= -2.5439
map_type=
static_

static_image_caption= Brislington West and East wards shown within Bristol.
civil_parish=
population = 11,511 (East) [cite web | title=Brislington East | work=2001 Census Ward Information Sheet | url=http://www.bristol.gov.uk/WardFinder/pdfs/brislington-east-wis.pdf | format=PDF | accessdate=2007-02-21]
10,636 (West) [cite web | title=Brislington West | work=2001 Census Ward Information Sheet|url=http://www.bristol.gov.uk/WardFinder/pdfs/brislington-west-wis.pdf| format=PDF | accessdate=2007-02-21]
unitary_england= Bristol
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Bristol East
post_town= BRISTOL
postcode_district = BS
postcode_area= BS4
dial_code= 0117
os_grid_reference= ST622704

Brislington is an area in the south east of the city of Bristol, England. It is on the edge of Bristol and 10 miles (16 km) from Bath. It houses the HTV West Studios on Bath Road and this is situated next to the historic Arnos Vale Cemetery which is currently undergoing restoration after a lengthy public and newspaper campaign.

History

Brislington is also near to the site of the now demolished St. Anne's Chapel (actually located in nearby St Annes which in the 15th century was a place of pilgrimage, visited by Henry VII of England). During the 18th and 19th century Brislington contained many country homes due to its reputation as a picturesque country village. By the early 20th century it was encompassed by Bristol, and much housing and industry developed.Churches in Brislington include St Lukes (which dates from the 15th century) and includes a bell dating from 1766 and made by Thomas Bilbie of the Bilbie family. [cite book |last=Moore |first=James |authorlink= |coauthors=Roy Rice & Ernest Hucker |title=Bilbie and the Chew Valley clock makers |year=1995 |publisher=The authors |location= |isbn=0952670208 ] , St Cuthberts, Carmel Christian Centre and the United Reform Church.

Brislington used to have a station on the Bristol and North Somerset Railway (later the Great Western Railway) that linked the city with the towns of the Somerset coalfield. The line opened in 1873 and was closed to passenger traffic in 1959, with freight services withdrawn in the mid 1960s.

In the early 21st century, Brislington’s paint works was converted to studios, offices and houses, home to arts and media organisations.

Education

The area is home to [http://www.clcbrislington.org.uk CLC@Brislington] , one of Bristol's three City Learning Centres, which use information communication technology in teaching and learning.

Schools in Brislington include St. Brendan's Sixth Form College, Holymead junior school, and Brislington Enterprise College (bec), a local comprehensive.

References

External links

* [http://romanbristol.tripod.com/Brislington.html Article on Roman Villa found in Brislington]
* [http://www.bath.ac.uk/lispring/sourcearchive/fs4/fs4cl1.htm Article on St. Anne's in the Wood]
* [http://members.lycos.co.uk/brisray/bristol/bbris.htm Brislington Conservation and Historical Society]
* [http://brislington-fc.moonfruit.com/clubhistory Brislington FC]
* [http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/outdoorlife/arnos_vale.html Bristol City Council Site on Arno's Vale]
* [http://www.favc.freeserve.co.uk/ Friends of Arno's Vale]
* [http://members.lycos.co.uk/brisray/bristol/bbris.htm History of Brislington]
* [http://weldgen.tripod.com/bristol-history-com/id37.html More Brislington history]
* [http://www.paintworksbristol.co.uk The Paintworks]
* [http://www.clcbrislington.org.uk The City Learning Centre at Brislington Enterprise College]
* [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SOM/Brislington/index.html Brislington on GENUKI]


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