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Lockleaze

Lockleaze is an area and council ward in the northern suburbs of the city of Bristol,England, three miles north of the city centre, south of Filton, east of Horfield and west of Frenchay.

Lockleaze is a long narrow residential area built on the western flank of Purdown on a north-south axis, separated from Horfield by the main Bristol to South Wales railway line. The suburb was developed immediately after World War II. Although much of the housing was owned by Bristol Corporation, these days a fair proportion is privately owned.

The Channel 4 sitcom Teachers was filmed at Lockleaze school, which was built by the city architect A.H. Clarke in 1954. It was an early example of 'Method Building' using pre-cast frame with pre-stressed floors and brick panel walling.

A high microwave tower, Purdown BT Tower, is located at Lockleaze and is known locally as the "Cups and Saucers". The distinctive tower can be seen from many miles away.

During World War II, a large anti-aircraft gun emplacement, known locally as Purdown Purcy, was located on the down, the ruins of which remain today.

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