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Chester Park

Chester Park is a residential area inBristol,England, with an adjacent park commonly known as Barton Fields.

It is on the outskirts of the outer urban area ofFishponds, adjacent toMayfield Park,Speedwell,Kingswood,HillfieldsandLodge Causeway. To the south it is dominanted by the Lodge Hill skyline and the magnificent clock tower ofCossham Memorial Hospital.

In parallel with Mayfield Park, the area of Chester Park developed just off Lodge Causeway in the late 19th century. From the 1870s the Provincial Land Company let land for building and a large number of semi-detached villas and other houses were built. In 1891 it was described as a "rising and most populous district".It originally consisted predominantly of theVictorianand Edwardian terrances of Chester Park Road, Berkeley Road, Argyle Road and Charlton Road and is served by the shops on Lodge Causeway. The most substantial building on the Causeway is Chester House at no 312, built in 1879 as a beer retailer. It became the local branch ofLloyds Bankin 1962, and more recently became offices following the bank's closure in 2006.

Chester Park is now part of HillfieldsWard, and has population of 1,693 (est).

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