Bristol Polytechnic Redgra Area Track

University of the West of England Bristol
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY

Telephone: 0117 975 0426
Fax: 0117 976 2588


Type: Cinder (no longer exists - built over), 400m, 8 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: South Gloucestershire
Ceremonial County: Gloucestershire

NUTS Name: Bristol (P)

Electronic Map Links:
Multimap 1:10,000 (Street Level)
Multimap 1:25,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:50,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
Streetmap (Street Level)
Streetmap (Area Level)
Streetmap (Road Map)

OS National Grid Reference: ST 620784
National Grid Reference: 362000, 178400

Paper Maps:
A-Z Bristol & Bath 3A 44
A-Z Bristol Premier 6Aa
OS Explorer Map: 155
OS Pathfinder Map: 1167

Train: Bristol Parkway, Filton Abbey Wood (1.5M)

The display of inline maps of track locations is no longer
a free service and so has had to be withdrawn

Please use the Electronic Map links

Sponsorship for is being sought
Please contact Tim Grose

Other Info:
The track was built for the opening of Bristol Polytechnic (now University of the West of England) in 1968/9 and was a full 400m track situated on a Redgra area which also had 2 hockey pitches. It was laid by the LEA and was one of the largest floodlit 'all-weather' areas of its kind in the country at the time. Unfortunately it was laid absolutely flat and with the wrong material and so was often flooded. The track was replaced in 1992 by a floodlit artificial pitch and a massive car park. The new pitch is sited over one of the bends and then takes up previously unused land.

Last update: 07/03/1999

Please send any amendments to Tim Grose

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