Bathford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.
Other places in the parish include: Warley and Shockerwick.
Alternative names: Bath-Ford
Parish church: St. Swithin
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1727
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600
Nonconformists include: Baptist and Society of Friends/Quaker.
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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BATHFORD, a village and a parish in Bath district, Somerset. The village stands adjacent to the river Avon and to the Great Western railway, 2 miles E by N of Bathampton station, and 3½ ENE of Bath; and it has a post-office under Bath. The parish includes also the hamlets of Shockerwick and Warley. Acres, 1,820. Real property, £5,329. Pop., 892. Houses, 186. The property is divided among a few. An old ford on the Avon at the village gave rise to the name Bathford; and an elegant viaduct, of one flat arch, takes across the railway a little below. Hampton cliffs, in the vicinity, are picturesque, and command remarkably fine views. Some interesting Roman remains have been found in the parish. Bathford House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £395. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is very good.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
BATH-FORD (St. Swithin), a parish, in the union of Bath, hundred of Bath-Forum, E. division of Somerset, 3½ miles (E. N. E.) from Bath; containing 1099 inhabitants. The village is situated in a picturesque neighbourhood, on the banks of the Avon, which was anciently crossed by a ford; and the Great Western railway passes through the parish. The manufacture of paper affords employment to more than forty persons. The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of Bathampton consolidated, valued in the king’s books at £8. 18.; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol; impropriator of Bath-Ford, John Wiltshire, Esq. The great tithes of the parish have been commuted for £114, and the vicarial for £160; there are 12 acres of glebe. Here are vestiges of a Roman camp, and a tumulus: in 1691, a Roman hypocaust with a Mosaic pavement, an altar, urns containing coins, and other ancient relics, were discovered.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Somerset
- Civil Registration District: Bath
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Bath and Wells (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Bath and Wells
- Rural Deanery: Bath
- Poor Law Union: Bath
- Hundred: Bath Forum
- Province: Canterbury