Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. Archived from on 8 June 2013. The Atlantic Ocean influences Bristol's weather, keeping its average temperature above freezing throughout the year, but winter frosts are frequent and snow occasionally falls from early November to late April. Residential buildings include the Georgian Portland Square and the complex of small cottages around a green at , which was built around 1811 for retired employees of and , who owned Blaise Castle House. The form Brycgstow is commonly used to derive the meaning place at the bridge. Archived from on 30 April 2009. Archived from on 21 October 2012.
Archived from on 30 April 2009. Archived from on 22 August 2008. Bristol was a starting place for early voyages of exploration to the New World. During the 16th century, Bristol merchants concentrated on developing trade with Spain and its American colonies. In 2011, they lost their majority; leading to a hung council. Bristol's road infrastructure changed dramatically during the 1960s and 1970s with the development of the and , which meet at the just north of the city and link Bristol with London M4 eastbound , M4 westbound across the , M5 southbound and M5 northbound.
Archived from on 1 July 2015. Rates generated by the zone are channelled to five other designated enterprise areas in the region: Avonmouth, Bath, in Emersons Green, Filton, and Weston-super-Mare. Although the docks' existence was once in jeopardy since the area was seen as a derelict industrial site , the inaugural 1996 held in and around the docks affirmed the area as a leisure asset of the city. Bristol's modern economy is built on the creative media, electronics and industries, and the city-centre docks have been redeveloped as centres of heritage and culture. The hospital drama , formerly filmed in Bristol, moved to Cardiff in 2012. University of the West of England. Climate data for , elevation: 51 m or 167 ft, 1971—2000 normals, extremes 1958—2002 Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C °F 14.
Archived from on 5 May 2014. Buildings from most of the United Kingdom can be seen in the city. Thus, since wards do not have both councillors up for election at the same time, two-thirds of the wards participate in each election. Archived from on 15 May 2011. After the premature closure of the exhibition the site was used, until 1919, as for the during. Forerunners of Drake: A Study of English Trade with Spain in the Early Tudor period.
Some of the modern venues and modern digital production companies have merged with legacy production companies based in old buildings around the city. To report traffic and travel incidents dial at any time Getty Images Ashton Gate Stadium has been given permission to seat thousands more concert goers after its licence was extended by the council. During the in the 1640s was occupied by , who built the on the site of an earlier stronghold. Alternative etymologies are supported by numerous orthographic variations in medieval documents, with enumerating 47 alternative forms. During the 18th century, Bristol was Britain's second-busiest port; business was conducted in the trading area around in over bronze tables known as. Archived from on 28 September 2017. According to the 2011 census, Bristol's unemployment rate claiming was three per cent, compared with two per cent for and the national average of four per cent.
Archived from on 15 July 2017. The city is a stronghold of , with artists such as -winning , as , and. The drawings are owned by the Crown and not usually on view. Utilizing another form, Brastuile, Rev. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
The town incorporated neighbouring suburbs and became a in 1373, the first town in England to be given this status. University of the West of England. Archived from on 19 August 2013. The financial services sector employs 59,000 in the city, and 50 micro-electronics and silicon design companies employ about 5,000. Archived from on 8 December 2007. Because of Bristol's nautical environment, maritime safety was an important issue in the city.
Archived from on 12 November 2007. The tidal Avon Gorge, which had secured the port during the Middle Ages, had become a liability. Independent schools in the city include , , , , the only all-boys school and the founded in 1634 by John Whitson, which claims to be England's oldest girls' school. University of the West of England. One of the first actions of the new authority was the announcement of a new train station to be build at. The contemporary Redcliffe Press has published over 200 books covering all aspects of the city.