Batheaston, a parish in Somerset. It lies on the river Avon, near the Fosse Way, 1 mile N by E of Bathampton station on the G.W.R., and 2½ miles NE of Bath. Acreage, 1890; population of the civil parish, 1725; of the ecclesiastical, 1837. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office, and a bridge across the Avon to Bathampton. The manor belonged to the Saxon kings, and the church was <'arly appropriated to Bath Abbey. Solsbury Hill, 600 feet high, lias traces of a circular camp supposed to have been used by the Saxons in their siege of Bath. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of St Catherine, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £250 with residence. Patron, Christ Church College, Oxford. The church is Perpendicular English; the north aisle was built in 1833, and the nave rebuilt and a south aisle added in 1868. It contains a tablet to the memory of the Rev. J. Conybeare, the Anglo-Saxon scholar, who was several years vicar. There are a church at St Catherines, and Wesleyan and Congregational chapels. The Bath Waterworks have reservoirs in this parish.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bath-Easton St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Bath|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Batheaston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Bath-Easton (St. John the Baptist))
Online maps of Batheaston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.