Place:Walcot, Somerset, England

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NameWalcot
TypeParish
Coordinates51.392°N 2.356°W
Located inSomerset, England     ( - 1900)
Also located inAvon, England     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoBath Forum Hundred, Somerset, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bath Rural, Somerset, Englandrural district in which Walcot situated 1894-1900
Bath, Somerset, Englandcity into which it was absorbed in 1900
Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, Englandunitary authority which took over from Avon on its abolition in 1996
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Walcot is a suburb of the city of Bath, England. It lies to the north-northeast of the city centre, and is an electoral ward of the city. Walcot was absorbed into Bath in 1900.

The parish church of St Swithin, on The Paragon was built in 1779-90 by John Palmer. 18th century poet Christopher Anstey is buried at the church.

Walcot was the birthplace of Richard Debaufre Guyon (1813-1856), who would become, in succession, an Austrian officer, a Hungarian rebel and an Ottoman Pasha.

Research Tips

  • The Somerset Heritage Centre (incorporating what was formerly the Somerset Record Office and the Somerset Local Studies Library) can be found at its new location at Langford Mead in Taunton. It has an online search facility leading to pages of interest, including maps from the First and Second Ordnance Survey (select "Maps and Postcards" from the list at the left, then enter the parish in the search box).
    The Heritage Centre has an email address: archives@somerset.gov.uk.
  • Three maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrate the changes in political boundaries over the period 1830-1945. All have expanding scales and on the second and third this facility is sufficient that individual parishes can be inspected.
  • Somerset Hundreds as drawn in 1832. This map was prepared before The Great Reform Act of that year. Note the polling places and representation of the various parts of the county.
  • Somerset in 1900, an Ordnance Survey map showing rural districts, the boundaries of the larger towns, the smaller civil parishes of the time, and some hamlets and villages in each parish
  • Somerset in 1943, an Ordnance Survey map showing the rural districts after the changes to their structure in the 1930s
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