BS22 (Weston-Super-Mare) area guide

BS22
Weston-Super-Mare
The BS22 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Banwell and Winscombe, Bourton, Kewstoke, Milton, St Georges, Weston-Super-Mare, Weston-super-Mare East, Weston-super-Mare Milton and Old Worle, Weston-super-Mare North Worle, Weston-super-Mare South, Weston-super-Mare South Worle, Weston-super-Mare West, Wick St Lawrence, Worle, Worlebury.
Weston’s oldest structure is Worlebury Camp, on Worlebury Hill, which is said to date back to the Iron Age. The medieval church of St. John has been rebuilt, but its original preaching cross is still there. The cellars of the adjoining former rectory are said to be 17th Century. The Old Thatched Cottage restaurant on the seafront dates back to 1774.

In the early 19th century, Weston was a small village of about 30 houses hidden behind sand dunes that were created to be a sea wall after the Bristol Channel Floods of 1607. In 1885, the first transatlantic telegraph cable of the Commercial Cable Company was brought ashore and the company began its long association with the town, ending in 1962.

The Grand Pier was built and opened in 1904 as a result of unhappy local traders who were unable to get visitors to come as far as the centre of the town. After the fire that destroyed the pier in the summer of 2008, work began in 2009 to rebuild it.
Weston-super-Mare is a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as the long sand beach, the world’s largest dedicated helicopter collection, the SeaQuarium, and the newly opened Wheel of Weston.

The population of this district is around 37,082 with a median age of 38. The average price for a three bedroom property is around £163,600, and the average price for a four bedroom property is about £218,800. One of the most expensive streets to live on is Hawthorn Heights with an average value of around £336,900. This is a sought after location, as it is right next to Worlebury Golf Course. On the other hand, one of the least expensive streets to live on is The Maltings with an average value of £62,200 for a flat. This road is perfect for those looking to buy their first home. The street with both the highest number of residents and the highest turnover, is Locking Road.
There is a football team, Weston-super-Mare F.C., which plays in Conference South, at the Woodspring Stadium. There are also rugby clubs, cricket clubs, motocross, sidecross and quad bike competitors.

A few tourist attractions include the Birnbeck Pier, Knightstone Island, and the Tropicana outdoor swimming pool. Some nearby attractions are Brean Leisure Park, Banwell Castle, King John’s Hunting Lodge, and the Animal Farm Adventure Centre.

Some of the primary schools in the area are Mead Vale Community Primary School, St. Martin’s Church of England Junior School, and Milton Junior School. A few of the secondary schools in the area are Worle Community School, Priory Community School, and Wyvern Community School.