Barton Hill, Bristol

Barton Hill
Barton Hill is located in Bristol
Barton Hill
Barton Hill
Location within Bristol
OS grid referenceST609727
Unitary authority
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°27′09″N 2°33′46″W / 51.4525°N 2.5629°W / 51.4525; -2.5629Coordinates: 51°27′09″N 2°33′46″W / 51.4525°N 2.5629°W / 51.4525; -2.5629

Barton Hill is an area of Bristol, just to the east of the city centre and Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

It includes residential, retail and industrial premises and is crossed by major roads, railway tracks and the feeder canal leading to Bristol Harbour.


The solid geology of Barton Hill is Triassic Redcliffe Sandstone.[1]


Barton was a manor just outside Bristol mentioned in the Domesday Book as Bertune apud Bristov,[2] and later in 1220 as Berton Bristoll.[3] In Saxon and early Norman times the manor was held by the king, and was known as Barton Regis. The manor gave its name to Barton Regis Hundred, the hundred. Sloping ground at the southern end of the hundred, leading down to St Philip's Marsh, became known as Barton Hill.[4]

Barton Hill Cotton Mill

The Great Western Cotton Factory on Great Western Lane was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the early 19th century. Great Western Cotton factory opened in 1838 and closed in 1925. From a plan of 1839 the sheds are seen to have contained up to 1600 looms. The main spinning mill was demolished in 1968.[5][6]

Cultural references[]

Road and rail bridges crossing the Bristol Harbour feeder canal, Barton Hill, Bristol



  1. ^ [1], Geology of Britain Viewer.
  2. ^ "Domesday Map, Barton Regis". Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th ion, 1960. p. 29. ISBN 0198691033.
  4. ^ "Bristol and Avon FHS: SS Philip and Jacob". 7 December 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Home". Heritage Explorer. Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Great Western Cotton Works, Barton Hill". Bristol Radical History Group. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Banksy confirms Bristol Valentine's Day artwork is his". BBC News. 14 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
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