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Hanham is a suburb of Bristol. It is located in the south east of the city. Hanham is in the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire. It became a civil parish on 1 April 2003.

The post code area of Hanham is BS15.[1] The population of this civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 6,128.[2]

GovernanceEdit

An electoral ward in the same name exists. The ward stretches south from Hanham to Hanham Abbots. The total population of the ward taken from the 2011 census was 10,311[3]

HistoryEdit

Tom Cribb, once world champion bare-knuckle boxer, was born in Hanham.[4] Stephen Merchant was also born in Hanham.

Hanham will also be the first place in the UK to trial Gordon Brown's new eco-towns.[5] Built on the former Hanham Hall Hospital site,[6] the new village will serve as a blueprint for Gordon Brown's proposed five eco-towns that will provide up to 100,000 zero-carbon dwellings across the country.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 December 2005. Retrieved 5 December 2005.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  4. ^ Hanham, Longwell Green and Willsbridge – Picture Past, by David G. Elliot, page 23.
  5. ^ Hanham Hall
  6. ^ Hanham Hall Historic Characterisation (Report). English Heritage. 21 September 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  7. ^ Alison Benjamin (14 December 2007). "Barratt contracted to build UK's first eco-village". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 September 2012.

Coordinates: 51°26′59″N 2°30′59″W / 51.44962°N 2.51626°W / 51.44962; -2.51626