Bath, Somerset

Historical Description

Bath is a city in Somersetshire, a parliamentary and municipal and county borough, and, in conjunction with Wells, a bishop's see, a market and union town, and a watering-place, with stations on the Great Western main line, the Midland, and the Somerset and Dorset extension railway from Bath to Evercreech, 106 miles from London. The Avon is navigable to it from the sea, the Kennet and Avon Canal goes from it into the navigation of the Thames, and the railways give it communication with all parts of the kingdom.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Hundred Bath-Forum
Poor Law union Bath

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bath from the following:


Online maps of Bath are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA2
Post TownBath