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Map showing Hillfields ward on the eastern side of the city
Boundaries of the city council ward
Population 13,504 (2011.Ward)
OS grid reference ST645761
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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS16
Dialling code 0117
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51°28′29″N 2°31′08″W / 51.4747°N 2.5188°W / 51.4747; -2.5188

Hillfields is an area and ward of north-east Bristol.

The Ward of Hillfields covers the following areas of Bristol:

Hillfields itself is a relatively modern area of Bristol on the outskirts of Fishponds developed since the First World War on the north side of Lodge Causeway.


Building commenced on Hillfields Park Housing estate in 1919, and the estate was first to be built under the National Housing Scheme in Bristol. Hillfields was further expanded in 1922 when the new Elisha Smith Robinson paper and printing company opened in Filwood Road, Fishponds, and the company arranged for houses to be built at Maple Avenue to accommodate the new workers.

The area expanded quickly, Hillfields Park Infant School opened in 1927 and the junior school opened in 1929. The most famous pupil to go to the junior school was Arthur Milton, who played County cricket for Gloucestershire County from 1948 to 1974, and gained 6 caps with the England cricket team. He also played football for Arsenal from 1951 to 1955, then Bristol City and gained 1 cap for the England National Football Team against Austria at Wembley.

More recently, the Briarwood School for students with severe learning difficulties from primary to sixth form has been built on Briar Way.

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