St George, Bristol
Boundaries of St George West and East wards, shown within Bristol.
|Population|| 11,348 (2001.Ward)(East)
|OS grid reference||ST626734|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Police||Avon and Somerset|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||Bristol East|
St George was originally outside the city boundary in Gloucestershire, the terminus of the tram line from Bristol was in Beaconsfield Road. It became a civil parish (Bristol St George) in 1866, and briefly an urban district from 1894 to 1898. The parish and urban district were absorbed into Bristol in 1898.
Troopers' Hill chimney is a local landmark. St George was a mining area from the early 19th century (coal and fireclay) until 1904 when the last fireclay mines were abandoned. Troopers Hill was declared as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) on 22 June 1995.
John Armitstead, a colliery proprietor, had a pit between Church Road and Whitehall Road, where he installed a pumping engine for raising coal. Power was generated from water by means of a fire and the device was called a fire engine. It stood on land which came to be known as the Engine Ground, this is reflected in the name of a local public house, the Fire Engine.
- "St George East" (PDF). 2001 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
- "St George West" (PDF). 2001 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
- Vision of Britain: St George UD
- "Friends of Troopers Hill". Retrieved 2009-04-21.
- "Public Notice". Retrieved 2009-04-21.
- "Landmark Bristol fountain will be restored to former glory Read more". Retrieved 2016-09-15.