Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

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Bath is a city in Bath and North East Somerset

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Bath within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Bath in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Bath, city, mun. and parl. bor., E. Somerset, on river Avon, 11¾ miles SE. of Bristol, 107 W. of London, and 135 S. of Birmingham by rail -- par. bor., 3611 ac., pop. 53,785; mun. bor., 3539 ac., pop. 51,814; 5 Banks, 6 newspapers. Market-days, Wed. and Sat. The town consists of two parts -- Old Bath, on a bend of the river, and New Bath, on a range of lofty hills. B. owes its importance to its hot springs, known to the Romans in the 1st century; and is much resorted to for its medicinal waters, baths, &c. The springs, four in number, yield about 7750 gallons per hour, the temperature ranging from 110o to 117o Fahrenheit. Bath and Wells have formed one diocese since 1135. The bor. returns 2 members to Parliament.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Bath Forum, hundred, E. Somerset, area 11,294 ac., pop. 8391.

Bath in the Domesday Book

A village in Bath hundred, in the county of Gloucestershire. is a Good Stuff website.