Henleaze, Bristol

Henleaze, Bristol

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Henleaze
latitude= 51.4900
longitude= -2.5989
map_type= nomap

static_image_caption= Boundaries of the city council ward.
population = 10,506 [cite web | title=Henleaze | work=2001 Census Ward Information Sheet | url=http://www.bristol.gov.uk/WardFinder/pdfs/henleaze-wis.pdf | accessdate=2007-02-21]
unitary_england= Bristol
lieutenancy_england= Bristol
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Bristol North West (although currently represented by the Bristol West MP)
post_town= BRISTOL
postcode_district = BS
postcode_area= BS
dial_code= 0117
os_grid_reference= ST585769

Henleaze is a northern suburb of the city of Bristol in the South West of England.

It is an almost entirely residential inter-war development, with Edwardian streets on its southern fringes. Its main neighbours are Westbury on Trym, Horfield, Bishopston and Redland.

It is in the Bristol West constituency, and the MP for the area is Stephen Williams, a Liberal Democrat. At the next General election Henleaze will be moved to the changed Bristol North West constituency. There are two seats on Bristol City Council for Henleaze ward (which includes both Golden Hill and Westbury Park), held by Dennis Brown and Clare Campion-Smith, both Liberal Democrats.

Henleaze is one of the most affluent areas of the city. Among the thirty-five wards into which Bristol is divided, it had the fifth lowest proportion of people in routine and semi-routine occupations, according to the 2001 census, and the fifth highest proportion with higher education qualifications.

Henleaze Lake, a flooded former quarry on the northern edge of Henleaze near Southmead and Westbury on Trym, has been the home of Henleaze Swimming Club since 1919.

Henleaze also features newsagents, bakeries, supermarkets and charity-shops, as well as a library and the Orpheus cinema, which is run by 'King' Harold and Reeltime Cinemas. Henleaze Old Boys Cricket Club was formed in 2005 and play at the neighbouring Golden Hill Cricket ground. The membership of the club is primarily former Henleaze Junior School pupils.

Henleaze parish church, St Peter's, was designed and built in 1926 by A. V. Gough. Trinity United Reformed Church was built in 1906 and designed by Frank Wills, who designed many Bristol churches.


External links

* [http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/Maps/OS62htm/0310.htm Map of Henleaze circa 1900]

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