Hambrook

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Hambrook
Hambrook is located in Gloucestershire
Hambrook

 Hambrook shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid referenceST641780
Unitary authoritySouth Gloucestershire
Ceremonial countyGloucestershire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceGreat Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
 
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Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 2°31′05″W / 51.508°N 2.518°W / 51.508; -2.518

Hambrook
Hambrook is located in Gloucestershire
Hambrook

 Hambrook shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid referenceST641780
Unitary authoritySouth Gloucestershire
Ceremonial countyGloucestershire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceGreat Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire

Hambrook is a village in South Gloucestershire, England, just outside the outskirts of the city of Bristol. It lies between the two larger communities of Winterbourne and Frenchay and is part of the Civil Parish of Winterbourne. Though Hambrook has become a commuter village with the M4 running through it, the village has retained a largely peaceful, semi-rural appearance despite its proximity to Bristol, to the large town of Bradley Stoke and to the shopping centre at Cribbs Causeway.

Hambrook lies at the south-western foot of Winterbourne Hill. The village has woodlands and fields leading down from Winterbourne. The village's most distinctive feature is its common (or village green) which locals refer to as 'Hambrook' or 'Whiteshill Common' in light of its close proximity to the hamlet of Whiteshill. Site of the Civil Parish's war memorial and the village's primary school, with cosy cottages flanking it on either side and offering views of Winterbourne Hill, Hambrook Common makes a peaceful retreat. Cricket attracts crowds here in the summer months.

Opposite the Common is Whiteshill Evangelical Church and just down Bristol Road lies the pub/restaurants of The Hambrook, The White Horse and The Crown. The Frome flows partly through Hambrook, though more exactly through the hamlet of Moorend, a mostly wooded area where families can enjoy walking their dogs etc. The Bradley Brook also flows through the village.

The Avon Ring Road acts as a barrier, dividing some of the village and abruptly ending the rural beauty. On the other side of the Ring Road, Hambrook meets its larger neighbour, Frenchay. A lane passing through the village, known as the Old Gloucester Road, is the original stage coach route to Gloucester.[citation needed]

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