Easter Compton

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Easter Compton
Easter Compton PO.jpg
The Post Office at Easter Compton
Grid reference: ST572824
Location: 51°32’20"N, 2°37’3"W
Post town: Bristol
Postcode: BS35
Dialling code: 01454
Local Government
Council: South Gloucestershire
Filton and Bradley Stoke

Easter Compton is a village close to Almondsbury. In the south of Gloucestershire. It stands at the bottom of a hill (known as Blackhorse Hill) on the B4055, near Junction 17 of the M5 motorway.

The village is only a mile and a half away from the busy Mall shopping and leisure complex at Cribbs Causeway. There is a pub (The Fox), a part-time post office based in the village hall), Methodist chapel, bowling alley, and a playing field (including skate park).


The village is served by a Methodist chapel. The Church of England parish church is just outside the village, accounted as part of Compton Greenfield to the west but in truth halfway between the two villages.

About the village

The B4055 road leads to Pilning, Redwick and Severn Beach.

The National Cycle Network runs through the village on its way to the Severn Bridge by which it is possible to reach Monmouthshire on foot by bicycle.

There are some walks locally which give wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, especially from the top of Spaniorum Hill.[1]

Bristol Zoo has a sister project at Easter Compton, called Wild Place.[2]

In 2019 The Wave, Bristol opened at Easter Compton. It is a park with an artificial wave pool for surfing.[3]


Each year in June, the village holds a carnival. The main road through the village is closed and the carnival procession finishes on the playing field where the floats are judged and various entertainments and stalls are available. (In 2006, due to insurance costs, the carnival, previously drawn by lorries and vans provided by a local haulage firm, was restricted to non-motorised transport and the traditional throwing of water and flour was forbidden.)

The village also puts on a large fireworks display on 5 November to mark Guy Fawkes Night.

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