Windmill Hill, Bristol

infobox UK place

country = England
official_name= Windmill Hill
latitude= 51.4412
longitude= -2.5861
map_type= nomap
static_

static_image_caption= Boundaries of the city council ward.
civil_parish=
population = 11,273 [cite web | title=Windmill Hill | work=2001 Census Ward Information Sheet | url=http://www.bristol.gov.uk/WardFinder/pdfs/windmill-hill-wis.pdf | accessdate=2007-02-20]
unitary_england= Bristol
lieutenancy_england=Bristol
region= South West England

constituency_westminster= Bristol South
post_town= BRISTOL
postcode_district = BS
postcode_area= BS
dial_code= 0117
os_grid_reference= ST593715

Windmill Hill is situated in the south of the city of Bristol and is often referred to as being part of Bedminster. It is a predominantly residential location, and became popular in the 1990s and 2000s with students, artists and environmentalists, often sharing rented accommodation. The area is mainly comprised of Victorian terraced houses though there are also two residential tower blocks Polden and Holroyd House often referred to by locals as the twin towers.

Windmill Hill is separated from the rest of Bedminster by a railway line (and Bedminster train station) and industrial estates as well as the Windmill Hill City Farm.

In the early years of the 21st century the area started undergoing gentrification which has increased house prices in the area. Windmill Hill remains a creative and community driven neighbourhood.

References

External links

* [http://www.windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk/ Windmill Hill City Farm]
* [http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/Maps/OS62htm/0607.htm Map of showing Windmill Hill circa 1900]


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