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St George is a district of Bristol, England on the Eastern edge of the city boundary.

St George
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Boundaries of St George West and East wards, shown within Bristol.
Population11,348 (2001.Ward)(East)[1]
10,929 (2001.Ward)(West)[2]
OS grid referenceST626734
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
  • Bristol
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS5
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
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51°27′31″N 2°32′19″W / 51.4586°N 2.5385°W / 51.4586; -2.5385Coordinates: 51°27′31″N 2°32′19″W / 51.4586°N 2.5385°W / 51.4586; -2.5385

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.[3]

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.[4] Troopers Hill was declared as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) on 22 June 1995.[5]

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.

The St George Fountain [6] is a Victorian water fountain on the main Church Road which forks at this point to become Clouds Hill Road to Kingswood and Summerhill Road to Hanham.


  1. ^ "St George East" (PDF). 2001 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  2. ^ "St George West" (PDF). 2001 Census Ward Information Sheet. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  3. ^ Vision of Britain: St George UD
  4. ^ "Friends of Troopers Hill". Retrieved 2009-04-21.
  5. ^ "Public Notice". Retrieved 2009-04-21.
  6. ^ "Landmark Bristol fountain will be restored to former glory Read more". Retrieved 2016-09-15.