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51°24′33″N 2°35′55″W / 51.4092°N 2.5987°W / 51.4092; -2.5987

Hartcliffe is the name of both a council ward and an Outer Suburb of the city of Bristol in the United Kingdom which lies within that ward. The ward contains the areas of Hartcliffe and Headley Park, as well as small portions of Withywood and Bishopsworth.

Hartcliffe is a post-World War II suburban development, consisting largely of council houses. It is one of the poorer areas of Bristol, with significant social problems exacerbated by the decline of industrial employment in the city. Regeneration efforts are underway.

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View of Hartcliffe in the foreground, with the rest of Bristol extending behind it.


Hartcliffe Methodist Church

Hartcliffe is a district of Bristol, England. It is a council estate on the southern edges of the city next to Withywood, on the northern slopes of Dundry Hill. Construction started in 1952 after the compulsory purchase of a number of pre-existing farms. A small shopping area was built (Symes Avenue), and the first church (St Andrew) opened in 1956.

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Former Imperial Tobacco offices being converted into apartments

Imperial Tobacco once had offices and a factory in Hartcliffe. Part of the site is now the Imperial Retail Park while the listed headquarters building is being converted into the Lakeshore flats.

Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership (HWCP) was formed by local residents in 1998 to help support the regeneration and renewal of the area.

Schools within Hartcliffe include Fair Furlong Primary School, Hareclive Academy, and Bridge Learning Campus.

Hartcliffe Community Farm was opened in 1979 by Hartcliffe Community Council leader Doris Fiedor MA Hons UWE (1919–1995) who founded the community farm. It has over 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land based at the farmyard at the top of Lampton Avenue, Hartcliffe. A 250-year-old tithe barn was erected at the farm by YTS trainees but burned down in an arson attack. The farm remains open daily to the public and hosts regular visits by school parties.

Symes Avenue is the District Shopping Centre serving the outer estates of Hartcliffe and Withywood with a total population of around 20,000 people.

On 12 November 2007, a Morrisons supermarket opened after a massive redevelopment of the area. The redevelopment also includes a new library.

Headley Park

Headley Park is a suburb of Bristol. The original estate was built between 1934 and 1938. It is located in South Bristol between Bedminster Down, Bishopsworth, Knowle West and Hartcliffe, and is a largely residential area.

The area is served by one public house, The Maytree which is located on St Peters Rise.

The main Christian Church serving the area is located on St Peters Rise. A church has been on the site for 60 years, and was originally known as Crossways Tabernacle but since 2007 was renamed Headley Park Church following a partnership between Crossways Tabernacle and Kensington Baptist Church in the north of Bristol.

Bishopsworth and Withywood

The areas of Bishopsworth and Withywood lie partly in the Hartcliffe ward, but are mostly in the Bishopsworth ward.

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