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Ashton Gate, Bristol

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Ashton Gate, Bristol

Ashton Gate
Ashton Gate is located in Bristol
Ashton Gate
Ashton Gate
 Ashton Gate shown within Bristol
OS grid reference
Unitary authority 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
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Ashton Gate is a suburb of Bristol, United Kingdom, in the Southville ward of Bristol City Council. A toll house at the western end of North Street still survives and indicates the origin of the area's name as a gate on the road to Ashton (now known as Long Ashton). Once part of the estate of the Smyth family of Ashton Court, the area had ironworks and collieries in the nineteenth century, also a tobacco factory[1] and a brewery. There is still some manufacturing industry and retail parks and in 2003 the Bristol Beer Factory recommenced brewing in the former brewery site.[2] Ashton Gate railway station closed in 1964.

Major attractions in the area include Ashton Gate stadium, the home of professional football team Bristol City F.C., the shopping and leisure facilities of North Street, the Tobacco Factory theatre. Ashton Gate primary school serves the local pre-teen population.[3]

Whitemead House multi-storey council flats on Duckmoor Road, which overlook the Ashton Gate stadium, are notable for being the exterior filming location of the tower block where Delboy and Rodney lived in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses; these flats were used as their home's exterior after 1988.[4]

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  1. ^ Cox, Howard (2000). The Global Cigarette: Origins and Evolution of British American Tobacco, 1880-1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 84.  
  2. ^ "Bristol Beer Factory". Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Ashton Gate Primary School". Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  4. ^ Only Fools and Horses Location: Whitemead House, Duckmoor Road, Bristol 1999 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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