Place:Kingswood (near Bristol), Gloucestershire, England

NameKingswood (near Bristol)
TypeUrban district
Coordinates51.46°N 2.505°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inAvon, England     (1974 - 1996)
Gloucestershire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoKingswood Borough, Avon, Englanddistrict municipality in which it was located while in the county of Avon (1974-1996)
South Gloucestershire District, Gloucestershire, Englandunitary authority within Gloucestershire into which it was merged in 1996

NOTE: Kingswood (near Bristol) has been so described to differentiate it from Kingswood (near Wotton-under-Edge), Gloucestershire, a village about 14 miles to the northeast. The two places can be easily confused.

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Kingswood is a suburban area in South Gloucestershire, England, on the eastern border of the City of Bristol. The suburb is situated east-northeast of Bristol City Centre and west of London.

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Though the town is now viewed by many as a suburb of Bristol (hence the common reference to it as Kingswood, Bristol, which is also its postal address), it has always been outside the boundaries of the city. Before 1974 it was in the administrative county of Gloucestershire, England, and Kingswood constituted an urban district within that county.

In 1974, the new Bristol-based county of Avon was formed. Kingswood Urban District was merged with Mangotsfield Urban District and Warmley Rural District to form a larger Kingswood Borough, within Avon. The adjacent area of Gloucestershire which included most of the rural districts of Thornbury and Sodbury were renamed the Northavon District, was also moved into Avon. (Source:Wikipedia.)

With the break-up of Avon in 1996, Kingswood and Northavon were not returned to the administrative county of Gloucestershire but were combined in a new unitary authority of South Gloucestershire (which is still within the ceremonial county of Gloucestershire). Much of urban Kingswood remains an unparished area.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Kingswood, South Gloucestershire.

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