Clifton is both a suburb of Bristol, England, and the name of one of the city's thirty-five council wards. The Clifton ward also includes the areas of Cliftonwood and Hotwells (see below). Until 1898 Clifton St Andrew was a separate civil parish within the County Borough of Bristol.
Clifton ward, which includes Hotwells, has a population of 10,452 in 5,007 households, according to adjusted figures for the 2001 census. On the same basis, Clifton East ward has a population of 9,538 in 4,741 households. In Clifton ward, 27% of the adult population (aged 16 to 74 years) is in full-time education.
Clifton is situated between the central part of the City of Bristol and the River Avon which, at this point, flows through a very deep gorge.
Clifton is one of the oldest and most affluent areas of the city, much of it having been built with profits from tobacco and the slave trade. It was at one time a separate settlement in Gloucestershire but became attached to Bristol by continuous development during the Georgian era and was formally incorporated into the city in the 1830s.
Cliftonwood is a small suburb of the English port city of Bristol. It is bounded approximately by the Hotwell Road to the south, Jacob's Wells Road and Constitution Hill to the east and northeast, Clifton Vale to the West, and by the gardens of Goldney Hall, a University of Bristol hall of residence, to the north. Some sources spell the area Cliftonwood (one word), and some Clifton Wood (two words).
Hotwells is a district of the English port city of Bristol. It is located to the south of and below the high ground of Clifton, and directly to the north of the Floating Harbour. The southern entrance to the Avon Gorge, which connects those docks to the sea, lies at the western end of Hotwells. Bristol Cathedral is situated at the eastern end of Hotwells, adjacent to The Council House and College Green. Hotwells forms part of the city ward of Clifton. The 19th century chemist Sir Humphry Davy, worked in Hotwells.
See also the Wikipedia article Hotwells
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