An exciting Victorian terraced home which has been uniquely modified to provide some very attractive living accommodation. There is also a lovely lawned rear garden with this home that provides you with a very pleasant outside space. Inside, you will find a living room and dining room downstairs with kitchen at the rear of the property which has been opened up into the dining room. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Although the property needs a little updating, the house already has gas central heating and double glazing.
Proceed south from Moorland Rd up Herbert Rd, turning right at the top onto Cynthia Rd. Turn left into Bridge Rd and right into Lymore Avenue. Ivy Avenue will be found on the left and the property itself is 100yds up on the west side.
Historical Notes – One of the last roads to be built in Oldfield Park, Ivy Avenue dates from 1906 when Nos1 – 4 and 23 – 30 were completed. The builders (Joseph Button & Jehu Ashford) lived at No25 and No30 and the first resident was Richard Rickards at No1 (a portmanteau maker).
A wonderful 3 bedroom end terraced home situated in the heart of ever popular Combe Down. Having had much love invested in it over the years, as well as a rear extension, the property now includes accommodation comprising of; sitting room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room on the ground floor plus three bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. Externally, you’ll find southerly facing rear gardens and the huge bonus of a garage. The property also benefits from gas central heating and double glazing.
From our office in Moorland Road proceed up Wellsway and before the roundabout with the Harvester Pub, turn left onto Midford Road. When you reach the double roundabout, turn left onto Bradford Road and continue along this Road. Bradford Road then becomes North Road and just after the park on your right, the property will be found on your right hand side.
Historical Notes – With original terrace names of Laburnum Place and Raby Place, this part of North Road in Combe Down has been part of Bath’s history since the Roman occupation. Local Celtic tribes had a nearby settlement on Bathampton Down but the Romans first used Combe Down for stone quarrying and sheep farming, especially since the area was convenient for the crossroads of two of Britain’s historical linear landmarks, the Wansdyke and the Roman Fosse Way, at Odd Down.
The 1851 Monkton Combe Tithe map shows little housing in this area, with only 5 main residences along this section of North Rd (which is still listed as Bradford Rd up to at least 1950). Apart from De Montalt Place, little building occurred in Combe Down until after the death of Ralph Allen when his estate began to be sold off.
The junction of North Road and Shaft Road was the terminus of one of Bath’s electric tramways, which opened in 1904 and closed in 1939. This particular route ran from Rainbow Woods to Dorchester St and on to Bathford.