- Redland, Bristol
infobox UK place
country = England
static_image_caption= Boundaries of the city council ward.
population= 10,841 [http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/WardFinder/pdfs/redland-wis.pdf]
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Bristol West
postcode_district = BS6
Redland is an affluent inner
suburband parishin Bristol, England. The suburb is situated between Clifton, Cotham and Bishopston, and is within the County of Bristol and the Bristol West Parliamentary constituency.
Redland is known as a popular
studentaccommodation area, particularly with second and third year students from the city's universities. The Severn Beach Linepasses through the area, stopping at Redland railway station.
The suburb is known for its Georgian
parishchurch Redland Chapel, which was built, probably by John Strahanwith plasterwork by Thomas Paty, in 1742 as a private chapelfor the local manor house, Redland Court, though it was not consecrateduntil 1790. It eventually became the parish churchwhen the parish of Redland was separated from Westbury-on-Trymin 1942 and, unusually, has no dedication to a patron saint. It is a Grade I listed building. [cite web | title=Redland Chapel | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=380322 | accessdate=2006-07-09] The Swedenborgian church in nearby Cranbrook Road was erected in 1899 and is still in use. The congregation was formed in 1791 and had a church in Terrel Street. The present gothic church was designed by a Mr Paul of Wells Road and was intended to be a lecture hall alongside a larger church that was never built. Neil Marchant wrote a book ' Like A River Flowing' which can be obtained at the church which covers the history of this church.Trinity URC church closed recently and has been converted into houses. The church began in the recently demolished church hall of 1901 which was demolished for the car park. The main church was built in 1907 to the designs of Phillip Munro in a very Scottish kind of gothic.
Redland is home to the
Redland High Schoolwhich takes girls through their secondary years. It also houses the new flagship Redland Green Schoolwhich is a secondary school near to the Redland Green, hence its name.
Other listed buildings
The architecture of the buildings is generally Georgian but with some Victorian buildings and a small number of mid-twentieth century ones.
Redland Court, which is now Redland High School, was built between 1732 and 1735 by John and Martha Cossins or
John Strachan, for John Cossins, on the site of an Elizabethan House which previously stood on the same site. It is grade II* listed, [cite web | title=Redland Court | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=380318 | accessdate=2006-07-09] as are the piers and gates at the main entrance, [cite web | title=Piers and Gates at Redland Court | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=380320 | accessdate=2006-07-09] the perimeter wall, piers and gates to Redland Chapel churchyard [cite web | title=perimeter wall, piers and gates to Redland Chapel churchyard | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=380323 | accessdate=2006-07-09] and the West gateway and attached garden wall and balustrade. [cite web | title=West gateway and attached garden wall and balustrade | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=380920 | accessdate=2006-07-09]
St Ursula's High Schoolin Henleaze dates from the mid 19th century and is grade II listed, [cite web | title=St Ursula's High School | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=378979 | accessdate=2006-07-09] with at least twenty indivudual houses in Redland having grade II or II* listing.
At the start of every May a
fêteis held on Redland Green. This is called the "Redland Fair", the "Redland May Fair", or simply "the may fair", and takes place on the May Day bank holiday. This is commonly regarded in Bristol as the best fair to go to on the May Day bank holiday.
* [http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/Maps/OS62htm/0314.htm Map of Redland circa 1900]
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