Bower Ashton

Bower Ashton

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Bower Ashton
latitude= 51.4446
longitude= -2.6241
map_type= Bristol
population =
unitary_england= Bristol
region= South West England

constituency_westminster= Bristol South
post_town= BRISTOL
postcode_district = BS3
postcode_area= BS3
dial_code= 0117
os_grid_reference= ST567719

Bower Ashton is a small district in Southville, Bristol it is two miles to the west of the centre of Bristol on the western boundary with North Somerset. It is mainly a residential area but also contains the Faculty of the Creative Arts of the University of the West of England and the Ashton Park School/Sports Centre as well as about 180 allotments in 5 different areas.


Bower Ashton also is the location of the playing grounds of Bedminster Cricket Club (founded in 1847, for whom W.G. Grace played) and has a small part of the Avon Trail (the old Tow Path) running along the River Avon in Greville Smyth Park. The park walk gives a classic view of the full span of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge across the Avon Gorge between Leigh Woods in North Somerset and Clifton in Bristol.

Across the River Avon are the lock gate entrances to Bristol Docks and the 'Floating Harbour' (completed in 1809) in Hotwells and the large Samuel Plimsoll Swing Bridge.

Within easy walking distance too are: Ashton Court Estate (where Bristol’s famous outdoor festivals take place) and Ashton Gate (home of Bristol City FC).

External links

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* [ map of Bower Ashton circa 1900]

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