EPW005456 ENGLAND (1921). The County Ground at Ashley Down, Bristol, 1921

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Title [EPW005456] The County Ground at Ashley Down, Bristol, 1921
Reference EPW005456
Date 20-March-1921
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Place name ASHLEY DOWN
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 359546, 175532
Longitude / Latitude -2.5825662974959, 51.476813528585
National Grid Reference ST595755

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Cricklade Road

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Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:58:31 PM
Nottingham Road

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Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:57:55 PM
Lancashire Road

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Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:56:55 PM
Ashley Hill Station, opened on August 13, 1864 and closed to passengers on November 23, 1964.

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Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:54:41 PM
Ashley Down Road

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Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:49:36 PM
New Orphan Houses

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Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:48:20 PM

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Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:47:24 PM

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Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:46:46 PM

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Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:46:12 PM
Football Ground

John Swain
Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:45:10 PM

John Swain
Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:44:33 PM
Home of Gloucestershire CCC 1889-present. The contributor played here in June 1966 for Bristol Under 23s against the county juniors.

John Swain
Thursday 16th of August 2012 07:43:42 PM
Great memories I'm sure, thanks again for sharing John.

Paul Marks
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 10:50:05 PM

User Comment Contributions

This is a view, looking almost due east, of the famous old 1889 cricket ground, which has been the home of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club up to the present day. Of the 26 acres bought on Ashley Down, 60% was retained for use as sports facilities and the rest was developed for housing, with several of the streets named after cricketing counties.

On two sides, the cricket ground is flanked by the New Orphan Houses, created by a Prussian non-conformist Missionary called George Muller (1805-1898) between 1847 and 1870. The orphans have long gone, but the original buildings remain as part of the City of Bristol College, Ashley Down Centre.

Despite the many changes in Bristol's cityscape since 1921, much of this scene remains recognisable to present-day observers.

John Swain
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 10:48:09 PM
Many thanks John for this enlightening information.

Paul Marks
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 10:48:09 PM
A great Aerofilms shot of the county ground, Bristol.

Paul Marks
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 10:45:16 PM
this image should not be on the Nottingham page.

antoni
Monday 7th of January 2013 03:59:50 PM