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Windmill Hill, Bristol

Windmill Hill
Map showing Windmill Hill ward south of the city centre
Boundaries of the city council ward
Population 13,180 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid reference
Unitary authority Bristol
Ceremonial county Bristol
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS3
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Bristol South
List of places
UK
England
Bristol

Windmill Hill is situated in the south of the city of Bristol and is often referred to as being part of Bedminster. It is a predominantly residential location, and became popular in the 1990s and 2000s with students, artists and environmentalists, often sharing rented accommodation. The area has mainly Victorian terraced houses though there are also two residential tower blocks Polden and Holroyd House.

In the early years of the 21st century the area started undergoing gentrification which has increased house prices in the area. Windmill Hill remains a creative and community driven neighbourhood.

Windmill Hill has given its name to a council ward, which includes Totterdown and the southern part of Bedminster.[2]

Windmill Hill is separated from the rest of Bedminster by a railway line (and Bedminster railway station) and industrial estates as well as the Windmill Hill City Farm. The River Malago runs through the western edge of Windmill Hill ward, and Victoria Park is in the centre of the ward.

References

  1. ^ "Windmill Hill" (PDF). 2011 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Ward map

External links

  • Windmill Hill City Farm
  • Map of showing Windmill Hill circa 1900
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