Saint George of The UK | How It’s Named Special

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How it’s named on a Monday, why is that?, It due to the fact only 5 days to St George’s Day and to celebrate the upcoming day, Autism life decided to post St George’s related post this week to celebrate the upcoming date.

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This is a special article looking at places solely in England, with the name St George or Saint George.

Enjoy this special edition of How It’s Named.

St George was a solider in the roman army and his name has been widely used in naming of  Buildings, Places, Education, People, Honours, Sports, and Uses.

These countries all have at least place called Saint George; Australia Bermuda, Canada, Grenada, Palestine, Romania, United Kingdom [Wales & England], United States, Switzerland and Barbados. Autism life only covering today England locations.

St George, Bristol

St George started out in Gloucestershire, later becoming a civil parish in 1866 and briefly became an urban district from 1894 to 1898 when it was into Bristol in 1898.

St George was outside the city boundary until 1860 and it marked the end of the tram line from Bristol, the terminus being in Beaconsfield Road. Nowadays, the area is not so much out on a limb, but is still a community in its own right, with plenty of shops and pubs, while the abandoned chimney at Troopers Hill serves as a prominent landmark.

Its history is caught up in mining, which began in the early 19th century and ran until 1904 when the last fireclay mines were abandoned. Now only pit names remain as a reminder, such as Deep Pit Road.

St Georges, North Somerset

St. Georges is a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of North Somerset, England. Its population in the 2011 census was 3,379.

The parish is a modern creation, the area having previously been part of the parish of Banwell.25363_d8cca79a-0e17-413a-889f-7fb83a2f94d4

The area has seen much new housing development in recent years, an extension of the development of the neighbouring North Worle area, although the village itself remains separate from the new development.

Transport

The village is close to junction 21 of the M5 motorway.

A railway station at St Georges was opened by the Bristol and Exeter Railway on 14 June 1841. It was initially named “Banwell”, but was renamed “Worle” when a new Banwell railway station was opened on the Cheddar Valley Railway on 3 August 1869. A Worle station was opened on the new Weston Loop Line on 1 March 1884, after which the station was renamed “Puxton“. Following the closure of Worle, the station at St Georges became “Puxton and Worle” on 2 January 1922. It closed on 6 April 1964. The present day Worle railway station, opened 24 September 1990, is only a short distance from the village.

That’s all of the places in England, if you would like to see more places called St George please leave a kind comment below and I will see what I can do for you.

I will leave you with National Anthem to finish of the post.

Mike Cunniffe

© Autism Life 2016

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