is a suburb of Bristol
, approximately 5 mi northwest of the city centre. It was formerly a village in Gloucestershire
and is now bordered by Westbury-on-Trym
to the south; Brentry
to the east and the Blaise Castle
estate Blaise Hamlet
and Lawrence Weston
to the west. To the north lie the South Gloucestershire
village of Hallen
and the entertainment/retail park Cribbs Causeway
The Hazel Brook
(also known as the Hen), a tributary of the River Trym
, flows through Henbury and crosses Henbury Road in a small ford
near the Toby Carvery pub. The Ford floods relatively often and a small bridge exists to allow traffic to pass, situated a few metres away.
Henbury is also the name of a council ward
for Bristol City Council
that includes both Henbury and Brentry.
Henbury Golf Club sits on the south border.Barratt Homes
has recently started a new development in Henbury, known as Hazel Grove. It consists of circa 150 houses and apartments.
Henbury was first mentioned in 692 as Heanburg
. The name is from the Old English hēan byrig
, meaning 'high fortified place'.Mills, A.D. and Room, A. A Dictionary of British Place-Names
Oxford University Press It was mentioned in the Domesday Book
Henbury was historically a very large parish. It extended to the River Severn
and included King's Weston
, Lawrence Weston
, Easter Compton
. When the......