A fantastic Grade II listed four storey late Georgian four bedroom townhouse situated in sought after Lansdown, within sight of the Royal Crescent and just a short walk north of Royal Victoria Park and central amenities. Once through the front door and past the attractive facade, you will find accomodation to include; kitchen/dining room, drawing room and further sitting room, two bathrooms, utility room and four double bedrooms. There is a courtyard garden to rear, vaults at lower ground level to front and an assortment of beautiful original fireplaces and features. Offered with no onward chain.
From the city centre, proceed north up Lansdown Road and turn third left into Julian Rd. Northampton St will be found on the right, opposite the rear of the Royal Crescent and just before the turning to St James Square.
Historical Notes – Local maps from the early 19th century show a different street scene to modern day Bath in this area. Northampton St was flanked to the west by Northampton Buildings, whilst Arundel Place and Abingdon Buildings joined Northampton St at the south end and what is now St James Park was called Portland Road. Graham Davis & Penny Bonsall (“The History of Bath”) describe Northampton St as “one of the sites developed as artisan housing in the late 18th and early 19th century”.
The 1809 census returns list 13 occupied houses in the street, as does the 1819 census. By 1833, all 39 houses were occupied (with this property being the home of a Mr S Bishop). Later 19th century occupation records then show the following owners; 1852 – Francis Coles, 1860 – Mrs Elizabeth Howe, 1880 – Daniel W Ricards (photographer).
St Andrews Church was built in 1870 (on what is now the triangular green below Northampton St and above the Royal Crescent), with a 240ft spire added in 1879 to make it the highest in the city. The church was destroyed by enemy action in th Bath Blitz of April 1942.
The property occupies a most convenient residential position in close proximity to the City Centre and also benefits from being within a short walk of prominent landmarks such as the Royal Crescent, The Circus and of the local shops at St James’ Square including newsagents, chemist, delicatessen and greengrocers as well as good doctors, dentist and vet. The World Heritage City of Bath offers a vast array of cultural, sporting, leisure and shopping facilities including some excellent restaurants, the Theatre Royal, Bath Abbey, the new Bath Spa Project and the Roman Baths. Northampton Street offers an ideal position for those looking for access to the north side of the City and the M4 motorway is easily accessed via Junction 18, Tormarton with routes through to London, Bristol and onwards. Also within walking distance Bath Spa Railway station provides high-speed links to London Paddington (90 mins), Bristol Temple Meads and the West Country rail network. The Bath Tennis Club is a short walk through Victoria Park to the west whilst St Andrews Primary School is at the end of the road.
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