Bathford  Somerset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bathford like this:

BATHFORD, a village and a parish in Bath district, Somerset. The village stands adjacent to the river Avon and to the Great Western railway, 2 miles E by N of Bathampton station, and 3e ENE of Bath; and it has a post office under Bath. The parish includes also the hamlets of Shockerwick and Warley. ...

Acres, 1,820. Real property, £5,329. Pop., 892. Houses, 186. The property is divided among a few. An old ford on the Avon at the village gave rise to the name Bathford; and an elegant viaduct, of one flat arch, takes across the railway a little below. Hampton cliffs, in the vicinity, are picturesque, and command remarkably fine views. Some interesting Roman remains have been found in the parish. Bathford House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £395.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is very good.

Bathford through time

Bathford is now part of Bath and North East Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bath and North East Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bathford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bathford in Bath and North East Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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