12 Facts About Horfield


Horfield is a suburb of the city of Bristol, in southwest England.

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Horfield was a parish in the hundred of Berkeley in Gloucestershire, which included Bishopston, Golden Hill, Lockleaze and part of Ashley Down.

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Horfield was mostly developed from the mid 19th century onwards.

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The remainder of Horfield became a civil parish in 1866, when civil parishes were introduced.

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Horfield is home to the Memorial Stadium: a sports stadium built in 1921 for Bristol Rugby Club in memory of the rugby union players of the city who died in World War I, and rededicated to commemorate the dead of World War II.

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Horfield has a leisure centre that was updated to have a 25-metre swimming pool in 2005.

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Horfield Common is one of Bristol's highest points of land above sea level.

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Horfield is served by bus services on Gloucester Road, and Muller Road.

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Main road running through Horfield is the Gloucester Road section of the A38 and is the longest road of independent shops in the UK.

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Historically, from the latter part of the 19th century until the first third of the 20th century, Horfield was served by Bristol's tram system, with Horfield having its own tram depot near the junction of Gloucester Road and Church Road.

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Famous sons of Horfield include Hollywood actor Cary Grant, who was born at 15 Hughenden Road in 1904, and composer Ray Steadman-Allen was born at 64 Muller Road in 1922.

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Parish of Horfield includes Horfield ward to the north, part of the Bristol North West parliamentary constituency, represented since 2017 by Darren Jones, Labour.

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