St George East

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St George East
Population12,157 
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS5, BS15
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Bristol

St George East is a district (ward) of Bristol, England which has the neighbourhood of Kingswood/St George,Bristol. St George East includes Burchells Green, Crew's Hole, and Two Mile Hill and all of which have the postal code of BS15 or BS5.

Crew's Hole[edit]

Crew's Hole is located in east Bristol near St George.

From the early 18th century, Crew's Hole was an industrial area that included oil refineries and a tar works site at the bottom of Troopers Hill.[1]

The tar works was established by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843 to provide creosote to be used as a preservative for railway sleepers and by 1863 had passed into the ownership of Brunel's manager, William Butler. It continued to operate until 1981.[2]

Two Mile Hill[edit]

Two Mile Hill is located near Kingswood, Bristol.[3]

Population[edit]

According to the 2001 Census, there are 11,348 people living in St George East, with over 95% of the population being white. It has seven Jewish residents.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holland, Raymond. "A History of Tar Distillation at Crew's Hole, Bristol". Society of Chemical Industry. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Hill History". Troopers Hill. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Two Mile Hill Gloucestershire". A Vision of Britain. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  4. ^ "2011 Census Profile: St George East" (PDF). Bristol City Council. Retrieved 12 January 2016.

Coordinates: 51°27′27″N 2°32′06″W / 51.4574°N 2.53507°W / 51.4574; -2.53507