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Map sources for Southmead at grid reference ST585785
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Map sources for Southmead at grid reference ST585785

Southmead is a suburb of Bristol, in the southwest of England. Although its name might suggest otherwise, it is located in the northern part of the city, near the town of Filton (in South Gloucestershire), and Horfield (another Bristol suburb). Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Bishopston, Bristol Horfield Ashley Down, Bristol Henleaze Categories: GFDL images | GBdot ... Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Bishopston, Bristol Horfield Ashley Down, Bristol Henleaze Categories: GFDL images | GBdot ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Bristol is an English city and county and one of the two administrative centres of South West England (the other being Plymouth). ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Filton is a town in South Gloucestershire, England, on the northern outskirts of Bristol. ... South Gloucestershire is a local government area in South West England. ... Map sources for Horfield at grid reference ST594768 Horfield is a suburb of Bristol, in the southwest of England. ...


The area lends its name to the NHS-run Southmead Hospital, although this is actually situated in the neighbouring district of Westbury on Trym. Central Southmead features a variety of shops surrounded by very grassy areas and wide roads. The National Health Service (NHS) is the publicly-funded healthcare system of the United Kingdom. ...


The construction of Southmead started in 1931, when the Bristol Corporation built 1,500 houses there, partly in order to house families cleared from the slums of central Bristol, and partly to address the housing shortage at the time. A further 1,100 houses were built after World War II. Since then, reference has often been made to the "pre-war estate" of Southmead and the "post-war estate". The "pre-war" area was known as being the worse part of Southmead and this reputation had an unfortunate self-fulfilling effect: the "post-war" development is visibly in a better condition and has fewer social and crime problems. 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air. ...


In recent years, efforts have been made to improve the area's social problems and implement environmental improvements, many of which have been successful.


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Southmead & Henbury Family Practice (349 words)
We welcome you to Southmead and Henbury Family Practice.
We are one of the larger practices in North Bristol, practising from Southmead Health Centre and The Willow Tree Surgery, Henbury.
Our size enables us to have a team of doctors with a wide range of interests and expertise, a team of specialist nurses to care for patients with chronic illness, a dedicated health visitor for the elderly, and health visitors and district nursing teams on site.
Southmead - Wikipedia (253 words)
Southmead is a suburb of Bristol, in the southwest of England.
The area lends its name to the NHS-run Southmead Hospital, although this is actually situated in the neighbouring district of Westbury on Trym.
The construction of Southmead started in 1931, when the Bristol Corporation built 1,500 houses there, partly in order to house families cleared from the slums of central Bristol, and partly to address the housing shortage at the time.
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