The Madison Oakley estate agent blog

Discover the top Bath estate agent marketing ideas via our blog plus the latest news, tips, local history and local photos. If you need advice on any aspect of the local property market, search over 400 of our articles from our Bath partners by using the tags or category options. Alternatively, use our keyword search for more specific information. We also publish a regular monthly article series with the latest house price data on the Bath property market. Lastly, for even more local history info, we do recommend the East Twerton & Oldfield Park History Society website for a visit

John Wood the Younger and the story of Bladud

Having been born and brought up in Bath, I’ve always known about the story of the discovery of the hot springs by Bladud (and his pigs) and have encountered the same individual when researching several properties (most recently in Batheaston with the story of Bladuds execution and the origin of some Swainswick pub names). I decided to… Read More

Saxon Bath place names

Bath is justly famous for Georgian architecture and Roman spas but it is less well known that Alfred the Great had a significant hand in the development of the city as we know it. Alfred re-fortified the remains of the Roman town as one of his burhs (forts) listed in the 886 Burghal Hidage and parts… Read More