Geo-Trips :: A tour of Bristol

Bristol

A drive from Hungerford, Sat, 1 Jun 2019 by David Howard

As a collector of photos of pre-Worboys road signs I listed everything known in the Bristol area and then bought a road map and marked them all down and spent an entire Saturday getting them all. It was a warm sunny day and being the weekend untroubled by traffic, and knew the spots where I had no photos and only had to miss a bit on the way beyond Chippenham as I was running late and needed to save more light when I got there.

Unless a sign is already mapped I no longer map them here, which is the convention to keep them as anonymous as possible from negative forces, although one at least here has the road name so may as well add it. It took three hours to complete the job, partly as I didn't plan the route through in advance so made a few detours, which was intentional as I also wanted to cover as many spots there as possible as I have no reason to go back again. The only hitch was the entire city centre is having a new road system, and it wasn't possible to get in from the inner ring road as all the turns are blocked and as a result couldn't get one, but it wasn't as vital as the others, four directions, a very old no throughway and a parking instruction.

Finishing in Frenchay at 10pm it only got dark around 9.40, as it wasn't just June but 100 miles west of Greenwich adding a good ten minutes or so of extra light. I noticed the junctions had street lighting on the A roads, so managed a few reasonable shots going back to Chippenham to catch where I'd missed in the daytime, and once past Newbury returned on the M4 which was mainly 50mph as they are upgrading it. I've only been to Bristol a few times and was never impressed, and seeing more than the other times put together am still no more impressed, it was mainly a combination of the worst suburbs and inner city areas of south and east London besides a few of the edges. I always compare wherever I go with London areas, and could see Leyton, Walthamstow, Dagenham, Erith, Deptford, Peckham and Denmark Hill, while in contrast my favourite town so far is Eastbourne as it is like Bromley on Sea, probably because it would have been built around the same time and by many of the same builders.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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ST6673 : Stanley Road at the junction of London Road by David Howard
Stanley Road at the junction of London Road

ST6573 : Hill Street, Warmley Hill by David Howard
Hill Street, Warmley Hill

ST5774 : Tyndale Church, Woolcott Park by David Howard
Tyndale Church, Woolcott Park

ST5577 : Coombe Dale, Coombe Dingle by David Howard
Coombe Dale, Coombe Dingle

ST5577 : Churchill Drive, Coombe Dingle by David Howard
Churchill Drive, Coombe Dingle

ST5677 : Canford Road at the corner of Falcondale Road by David Howard
Canford Road at the corner of Falcondale Road

ST6477 : Large house on Beckspool Road, Frenchay by David Howard
Large house on Beckspool Road, Frenchay

ST6477 : Beckspool Road, Frenchay by David Howard
Beckspool Road, Frenchay

ST6873 : Chesley Hill, Bridgeyate by David Howard
Chesley Hill, Bridgeyate

ST6073 : Railway bridge at Lawrence Hill Station by David Howard
Railway bridge at Lawrence Hill Station

ST5972 : Mede Close, Bristol by David Howard
Mede Close, Bristol

ST5771 : Ashton Road at the corner of Clift Road by David Howard
Ashton Road at the corner of Clift Road

ST5871 : Langton Park, Southville by David Howard
Langton Park, Southville

ST5776 : Henleaze Road by David Howard
Henleaze Road

ST5776 : Henleaze Road at the junction of Northumbria Drive by David Howard
Henleaze Road at the junction of Northumbria Drive

ST5577 : Coombe Lane at the junction of Canford Road by David Howard
Coombe Lane at the junction of Canford Road
The island and built out kerbs were added since 2015. It does stop people cutting... more

ST6173 : Whitehall Road, Upper Easton by David Howard
Whitehall Road, Upper Easton

ST9274 : Pew Hill, Chippenham by David Howard
Pew Hill, Chippenham

ST6673 : Deanery Road Roundabout, Warmley by David Howard
Deanery Road Roundabout, Warmley

ST6273 : Park View, Bristol by David Howard
Park View, Bristol

ST6073 : Lawrence Hill Roundabout by David Howard
Lawrence Hill Roundabout

ST5871 : Bedminster Parade, Bristol by David Howard
Bedminster Parade, Bristol

ST5870 : Roundabout on St John's Lane, Bedminster by David Howard
Roundabout on St John's Lane, Bedminster

ST5774 : Whiteladies Road, Woolcott Park by David Howard
Whiteladies Road, Woolcott Park

ST5774 : Imperial Road, Woolcott Park by David Howard
Imperial Road, Woolcott Park

ST5774 : Ashgrove Road, Woolcott Park by David Howard
Ashgrove Road, Woolcott Park

ST5774 : Whiteladies Road, Woolcott Park by David Howard
Whiteladies Road, Woolcott Park

ST5775 : Pavilion on Clifton Down by David Howard
Pavilion on Clifton Down

ST5775 : Houses on Northumbria Road, Westbury Park by David Howard
Houses on Northumbria Road, Westbury Park
This style of roof was popular in the 1970s. My first flat was very similar.

ST5776 : Henleaze Road by David Howard
Henleaze Road

ST5576 : Paul Burns Photography on Shirehampton Road, Sea Mills by David Howard
Paul Burns Photography on Shirehampton Road, Sea Mills

ST5878 : Nail Tech on Pen Park Road, Southmead by David Howard
Nail Tech on Pen Park Road, Southmead

ST5776 : Flats on Dorset Road, Eastfield by David Howard
Flats on Dorset Road, Eastfield

ST5776 : Trinity-Henleaze Church by David Howard
Trinity-Henleaze Church

ST5776 : Trinity-Henleaze Church by David Howard
Trinity-Henleaze Church

ST6475 : Soundwell Road at the junction of Broad Street by David Howard
Soundwell Road at the junction of Broad Street

ST6576 : North Street, Downend by David Howard
North Street, Downend
At the junction with Downend Road

ST6476 : Houses on Cleeve Hill, Downend by David Howard
Houses on Cleeve Hill, Downend

ST6377 : The entrance to Frenchay Hospital by David Howard
The entrance to Frenchay Hospital
Frenchay Village Museum is on the right.

SU3470 : The entrance to Eddington House on Eddington Hill by David Howard
The entrance to Eddington House on Eddington Hill

SU3470 : Eddington Hill towards Hungerford by David Howard
Eddington Hill towards Hungerford

SU3469 : Eddington Hill by David Howard
Eddington Hill

SU3469 : Eddington Hill by David Howard
Eddington Hill

SU3571 : Eddington Hill, Hungerford Newtown by David Howard
Eddington Hill, Hungerford Newtown

ST9970 : Houses on New Road, Calne by David Howard
Houses on New Road, Calne

ST9173 : Office block on Marshfield Road, Chippenham by David Howard
Office block on Marshfield Road, Chippenham

ST9173 : Railway bridge on Marshfield Road, Chippenham by David Howard
Railway bridge on Marshfield Road, Chippenham

ST9173 : Marshfield Road, Chippenham by David Howard
Marshfield Road, Chippenham
The railway line is on the right

ST9074 : Pylon by Bristol Road, Chippenham by David Howard
Pylon by Bristol Road, Chippenham

ST9074 : Pylon by Bristol Road, Chippenham by David Howard
Pylon by Bristol Road, Chippenham

ST7472 : The A420/A46 junction at Cold Ashton by David Howard
The A420/A46 junction at Cold Ashton

ST7172 : London Road, Wick by David Howard
London Road, Wick

ST6972 : House on London Road, Wick by David Howard
House on London Road, Wick
The nice hedge has just been replaced by this military style wall.

ST6972 : House on London Road, Wick by David Howard
House on London Road, Wick

ST6873 : Green by London Road, Bridgeyate by David Howard
Green by London Road, Bridgeyate

ST6773 : London Road at the junction of Bath Road by David Howard
London Road at the junction of Bath Road

ST6573 : Orchid Thai Spa on High Street, Kingswood by David Howard
Orchid Thai Spa on High Street, Kingswood

ST6473 : Hanham Road, Kingswood by David Howard
Hanham Road, Kingswood

ST6473 : Private car park on Blackhorse Road, Kingswood by David Howard
Private car park on Blackhorse Road, Kingswood

ST6173 : Sri Guru Singh Gurdwara, Bristol by David Howard
Sri Guru Singh Gurdwara, Bristol

ST6173 : Shops on Church Road, Redfield by David Howard
Shops on Church Road, Redfield

ST6173 : Auto-elite Bristol on Church Road, Redfield by David Howard
Auto-elite Bristol on Church Road, Redfield

ST5771 : Greville Smyth Park, Ashton Gate by David Howard
Greville Smyth Park, Ashton Gate

ST5771 : Greville Smyth Park by Ashton Road by David Howard
Greville Smyth Park by Ashton Road

ST5671 : Access Self Storage, Ashton Gate by David Howard
Access Self Storage, Ashton Gate
This was completed at the end of 2018

ST5671 : Brunel Way, Ashton Gate by David Howard
Brunel Way, Ashton Gate

ST5772 : Bristol floating harbour by David Howard
Bristol floating harbour
Looking to Spike Island from the A4, the road I entered from in London and... more

ST5772 : Bristol floating harbour by David Howard
Bristol floating harbour

ST5773 : Offices on Whiteladies Road, Clifton by David Howard
Offices on Whiteladies Road, Clifton

ST5773 : Knight Frank commercial agents on Whiteladies Road, Clifton by David Howard
Knight Frank commercial agents on Whiteladies Road, Clifton

ST5776 : Downs Park West, Westbury Park by David Howard
Downs Park West, Westbury Park

ST5878 : Shops on Southmead Road by David Howard
Shops on Southmead Road
There are actually two Premier stores on this road within less than half a mile.

ST5873 : Zero Degrees bar and brewery on Perry Road by David Howard
Zero Degrees bar and brewery on Perry Road

ST5873 : Perry Road, Bristol by David Howard
Perry Road, Bristol

ST5873 : Houses on Colston Street from Perry Road by David Howard
Houses on Colston Street from Perry Road

ST5874 : Shops on Cheltenham Road, Montpelier by David Howard
Shops on Cheltenham Road, Montpelier
Not knowing Bristol many of the roads in the inner area like this remind me of... more

ST6378 : Bristol Road at the junction of Filton Road by David Howard
Bristol Road at the junction of Filton Road

ST6775 : Layby on Bristol Ring Road, Rodway Hill by David Howard
Layby on Bristol Ring Road, Rodway Hill
The little van is Istanbul Kebabs which was open but I'd just eaten or I'd have... more

ST6773 : London Road, Warmley by David Howard
London Road, Warmley

ST6773 : London Road, Warmley by David Howard
London Road, Warmley
Looking towards Metric Windows

ST6573 : Honey Hill Road at the corner of High Street, Warmley by David Howard
Honey Hill Road at the corner of High Street, Warmley

ST6573 : Honey Way, Warmley Hill by David Howard
Honey Way, Warmley Hill

ST5972 : Offices on Temple Way, Bristol by David Howard
Offices on Temple Way, Bristol

ST5972 : Temple Gate, Bristol by David Howard
Temple Gate, Bristol
I was heading for the city centre via a series of no right turns, but because of... more

ST5872 : York Road, Bedminster by David Howard
York Road, Bedminster
Looking towards offices on Redcliffe Hill

ST5971 : York Road, Bedminster by David Howard
York Road, Bedminster

ST5771 : Coronation Road, Southville by David Howard
Coronation Road, Southville

ST5771 : Ashton Road, Ashton Gate by David Howard
Ashton Road, Ashton Gate

ST6273 : Houses on Clouds Hill Road, Bristol by David Howard
Houses on Clouds Hill Road, Bristol

ST5972 : Railway bridge on Bath Road, Bristol by David Howard
Railway bridge on Bath Road, Bristol
Going over the line from Temple Meads Station just behind it.

ST5870 : St John's Lane, Bedminster by David Howard
St John's Lane, Bedminster

ST5970 : Houses on St John's Lane, Bedminster by David Howard
Houses on St John's Lane, Bedminster

ST5971 : Houses on St John's Lane, Knowle by David Howard
Houses on St John's Lane, Knowle

ST5971 : House on St John's Lane, Knowle by David Howard
House on St John's Lane, Knowle

ST5972 : Shell petrol station on York Road, Bristol by David Howard
Shell petrol station on York Road, Bristol

ST5771 : Parsons Bakery on Gathorne Road, Southville by David Howard
Parsons Bakery on Gathorne Road, Southville
The mural was added in the last year.

ST5771 : Southville Deli on North Street by David Howard
Southville Deli on North Street

ST5772 : Flats on Hotwell Road, Bristol by David Howard
Flats on Hotwell Road, Bristol

ST5772 : Flats on Hotwell Road, Bristol by David Howard
Flats on Hotwell Road, Bristol

ST5774 : Clifton Down by Stoke Road by David Howard
Clifton Down by Stoke Road

ST5776 : Northumbria Drive, Westbury Park by David Howard
Northumbria Drive, Westbury Park

ST5577 : Canford Lane, Coombe Dingle by David Howard
Canford Lane, Coombe Dingle

ST5878 : Green by Pen Park Road, Southmead by David Howard
Green by Pen Park Road, Southmead

ST5879 : Pen Park Road, Brentry by David Howard
Pen Park Road, Brentry

ST5879 : Knole Lane, Brentry by David Howard
Knole Lane, Brentry

ST5779 : Knole Lane, Brentry by David Howard
Knole Lane, Brentry

ST5779 : Knole Lane, Brentry by David Howard
Knole Lane, Brentry

ST9173 : Chippendale and Clark offices, Chippenham by David Howard
Chippendale and Clark offices, Chippenham
It's a firm of accountants. https://chippendaleandclark.com/

ST7472 : The A420, Cold Ashton by David Howard
The A420, Cold Ashton

ST7372 : The A420, Toghill by David Howard
The A420, Toghill

ST7372 : The A420, Toghill by David Howard
The A420, Toghill

ST7172 : Petrol station on London Road, Wick by David Howard
Petrol station on London Road, Wick

ST6478 : Bristol Ring Road, Bromley Heath by David Howard
Bristol Ring Road, Bromley Heath

ST6678 : Bristol Ring Road at the junction of Badminton Road by David Howard
Bristol Ring Road at the junction of Badminton Road

ST6777 : Bristol Ring Road, Emerson's Green by David Howard
Bristol Ring Road, Emerson's Green

ST7172 : London Road, Wick by David Howard
London Road, Wick

ST5971 : St John's Lane, Totterdown by David Howard
St John's Lane, Totterdown

ST5971 : Houses on St John's Lane, Knowle by David Howard
Houses on St John's Lane, Knowle

ST5771 : Ashton Road, Ashton Gate by David Howard
Ashton Road, Ashton Gate

ST5878 : Shops on Southmead Road by David Howard
Shops on Southmead Road

ST5877 : Southmead Road, Eastfield by David Howard
Southmead Road, Eastfield

ST5877 : Shops on Southmead Road, Eastfield by David Howard
Shops on Southmead Road, Eastfield

ST5773 : Queens Road near Clifton by David Howard
Queens Road near Clifton

ST5873 : Path to Christmas Steps on Perry Road by David Howard
Path to Christmas Steps on Perry Road

ST5974 : Demolition site on Cheltenham Road, Kingsdown by David Howard
Demolition site on Cheltenham Road, Kingsdown
There were two large old buildings here which were demolished in the last year.

ST5976 : Filton Avenue, Horfield by David Howard
Filton Avenue, Horfield

ST6077 : Filton Road, Horfield by David Howard
Filton Road, Horfield

ST6075 : Europcar on Muller Road, Horfield by David Howard
Europcar on Muller Road, Horfield
Europcar used to be Godfrey Davis who also sold Ford cars.

ST6075 : Europcar on Muller Road, Horfield by David Howard
Europcar on Muller Road, Horfield

ST6175 : Muller Road. Eastville by David Howard
Muller Road. Eastville

ST6175 : Subway on Muller Road, Eastville by David Howard
Subway on Muller Road, Eastville
Part of the Shell petrol station

ST6175 : Muller Road. Eastville by David Howard
Muller Road. Eastville
Looking towards the Queens Head pub

ST6175 : Muller Road. Eastville by David Howard
Muller Road. Eastville

ST6173 : Houses on Whitehall Road by David Howard
Houses on Whitehall Road

ST6073 : Russell Town Avenue, Upper Easton by David Howard
Russell Town Avenue, Upper Easton
At the entrance to the City Academy

ST6274 : Speedwell Road, Crofts End by David Howard
Speedwell Road, Crofts End

ST6374 : Green Croft at the junction of Speedwell Road by David Howard
Green Croft at the junction of Speedwell Road

ST6374 : Speedwell Road, Bristol by David Howard
Speedwell Road, Bristol

ST6374 : Car Wash on Speedwell Road, Two Mile Hill by David Howard
Car Wash on Speedwell Road, Two Mile Hill

ST6474 : Ingleside Road at the junction of Syston Way by David Howard
Ingleside Road at the junction of Syston Way

ST6474 : Co op on Ingleside Road, Two Mile Hill by David Howard
Co op on Ingleside Road, Two Mile Hill

ST6474 : Syston Way, Hopewell Hill by David Howard
Syston Way, Hopewell Hill

ST6474 : Syston Way, Hopewell Hill by David Howard
Syston Way, Hopewell Hill

ST6574 : Falcon Court on New Cheltenham Road by David Howard
Falcon Court on New Cheltenham Road
It looks very industrial but is probably a lot nicer inside

ST9173 : Bewley House, Chippenham by David Howard
Bewley House, Chippenham

ST9274 : Pew Hill, Chippenham by David Howard
Pew Hill, Chippenham

ST9273 : Shops by Wood Lane, Chippenham by David Howard
Shops by Wood Lane, Chippenham
Da's Barbers now has a black sign since last year when it was white.

ST9272 : Terrace of houses on London Road, Chippenham by David Howard
Terrace of houses on London Road, Chippenham

ST9173 : Park Lane, Chippenham by David Howard
Park Lane, Chippenham

ST9274 : Houses on Langley Road, Chippenham by David Howard
Houses on Langley Road, Chippenham

ST5774 : Lower Redland Road, Woolcott Park by David Howard
Lower Redland Road, Woolcott Park

ST5577 : Coombe Lane, Coombe Dingle by David Howard
Coombe Lane, Coombe Dingle

ST5576 : Houses on Bell Barn Road, Stoke Bishop by David Howard
Houses on Bell Barn Road, Stoke Bishop

ST5873 : Zero Degrees bar and brewery on Perry Road by David Howard
Zero Degrees bar and brewery on Perry Road

ST6078 : Filton Avenue, Northville by David Howard
Filton Avenue, Northville

ST6077 : Bargain Booze Plus on Filton Road, Horfield by David Howard
Bargain Booze Plus on Filton Road, Horfield
There are quite a few of these in Bristol, they are clearly popular.

ST6077 : Block of flats on Filton Road, Northville by David Howard
Block of flats on Filton Road, Northville

ST6078 : Houses on Filton Avenue, Northville by David Howard
Houses on Filton Avenue, Northville

ST6075 : Muller Road. Eastville by David Howard
Muller Road. Eastville

ST9074 : Brand new Lidl store on Hungerdown Lane, Chippenham by David Howard
Brand new Lidl store on Hungerdown Lane, Chippenham
It opened on February the 14th 2019. The map shows a school occupied the site previously.

ST9074 : House on Bristol Road, Chippenham by David Howard
House on Bristol Road, Chippenham

ST9074 : Stainers Way, Chippenham by David Howard
Stainers Way, Chippenham

ST6674 : Bristol Ring Road, Siston Common by David Howard
Bristol Ring Road, Siston Common

ST6377 : Beckspool Road by Frenchay Common by David Howard
Beckspool Road by Frenchay Common
The council have kindly narrowed the road in the last couple of years. I am old... more

ST6373 : Charlton Road at the junction of Two Mile Hill by David Howard
Charlton Road at the junction of Two Mile Hill

ST6373 : Autopoint on Two Mile Hill by David Howard
Autopoint on Two Mile Hill

ST5871 : North Street, Southville by David Howard
North Street, Southville

ST5871 : Pre-Worboys sign on Langton Park, Southville by David Howard
Pre-Worboys sign on Langton Park, Southville

ST5577 : Dingle Road, Coombe Dingle by David Howard
Dingle Road, Coombe Dingle

ST5577 : Crossroads on Sylvan Way, Coombe Dingle by David Howard
Crossroads on Sylvan Way, Coombe Dingle
This is the spot where the road changes to Sylvan Way on the left from Dingle Road... more

ST5577 : Sylvan Way, Coombe Dingle by David Howard
Sylvan Way, Coombe Dingle
At the end of Coombe Dale

ST5975 : Shops on Gloucester Road, Bishopston by David Howard
Shops on Gloucester Road, Bishopston

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