Hambrook

Hambrook is a village in South Gloucestershire, England, situated on the north-eastern outskirts of the city of Bristol. It lies between the larger communities of Winterbourne and Frenchay and is part of the Civil Parish of Winterbourne.[1]

Hambrook
Hambrook
Location within Gloucestershire
OS grid referenceST641780
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England

A small settlement was recorded at Hambrook in the Domesday Book.[2][3]

Today, Hambrook is a commuter village, with the M4 and the Avon Ring Road bisecting it.[4]

Hambrook lies at the south-western foot of Winterbourne Hill. The River Frome and its walkway pass along the village's eastern edge and the Bradley Brook converges with the former in Hambrook. The village is flanked by woodland and fields. Hambrook has a common (or village green) which locals refer to as either 'Hambrook' or 'Whiteshill Common' because of its proximity to the hamlet of Whiteshill. The Common is home to the Civil Parish of Winterbourne's war memorial[5] and the village's primary school, with cottages on either side and is sometimes used for cricket matches.[6]

Hambrook Court is an 18th-century house. It has been designated as a Grade II listed building.[7]

References

  1. "Your Parish Councillors". Winterbourne Parish Council. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  2. Cairns, S. A. "The Origins and Development of Winterbourne, Hambrook and Frenchay". Frenchay Museum Archives. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  3. Ludwell, Wilfred. "A History of Winterbourne". Winterbourne. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  4. Plaster, Andrew. "Winterbourne". Bristol & Avon Family History Society. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  5. "Civil Parish of Winterbourse, Hambrook". War Memorials Online. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  6. "About Us". Hambrook Cricket Club. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  7. "Hambrook Court". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
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