Memorial Ground, Horfield, (also known as The Memorial Stadium), Bristol, England
Record Id: 8175
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The Memorial Ground is an inspired, life affirming and dynamic war memorial in Horfield, Bristol. The ‘soul’ and home of Bristol rugby is a special war memorial because it is in the unusual form of a vibrant sports ground - whereas many war memorials are static, formal and sombre. The site is surrounded by terraced houses on all sides. The Club house was built in the 1970s, the Centenary Stand in 1988 and the West Stand in 1997. The playing pitch is in good order. The entrance gates are Grade II listed.
Brief history of site
The Memorial Ground was designed by local architect and Bristol Rugby Club committee member James Hart. The building works were carried out by William Cowlin & Son.
Address: Filton Avenue, Horfield, BS7 0BF
Bristol, City of; Bishopston
Historical County: Gloucestershire
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Opening contact details:
The site is open to the public during matches.
Purpose of site: playing field
Context or principal building: commemorative
Site first created: 1921
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 3.3