Bristol 650 – 1904

The 1904 Corporation Act increased the city boundaries to include Shirehampton, physically linking Avonmouth to the city. This expansion included the majority of Westbury-on-Trym and the village itself.

This boundary extension northwards into Gloucestershire included more land that would be used for council house building during the mid-20th century to create places like Lockleaze and Southmead.

The population grew to about 330,000 and the land area became 28 sq miles.

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