SEA MILLS GARDEN SUBURB
Sea Mills Garden Suburb was one of the earliest post-World War One estates built under the Housing Acts of 1919 introduced by the government of David Lloyd George to provide "homes fit for heroes" returning from the war.
A total of 1279 houses were built between 1920 and 1931. 1030 of the houses were built and let by the Corporation of Bristol, 156 houses (including 12 shops) were leased, and 93 were erected under private enterprise and leased. The garden suburb layout of Sea Mills is clearly based on the designs of earlier garden suburbs, the writings of Raymond Unwin, who was also the architect in charge of layout for the whole national post-WW1 housing scheme, and the findings of the Tudor Walters Report, of which Raymond Unwin was a committee member.
Part of Sea Mills was designated a Conservation Area in 1981. This was extended in 2008 to include the whole of the Garden Suburb. In 2011, the Sea Mills Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Proposals was published by Bristol City Council.
An Article 4 Direction was recommended in 1981. Bristol City Council has not yet (in 2020) acted on this.