Welcome to the History of Bath Research Group

The History of Bath Research Group was founded in 1986 with the objective of bringing together historians who were actively engaged in research in the Bath area. Many of the members have published on different aspects of local history (including studies in the Journal Bath History) and have given papers at meetings or contributed in other ways.

Next Meeting

  • AGM Followed by: Leopold Buildings, Hedgemead - A Survivor
  • St Mary's Bathwick Church Hall
  • 15-Apr-2019
  • 06 : 30 : PM
  • Nigel Pollard
  • LEOPOLD BUILDINGS is a small terrace of Victorian artisan dwelling built on the slopes of ‘Edgemead, below Camden Crescent. The talk will start with the early history of the area before detailing the various building phases of the terrace between the 1850’s, 60’s and 70’s and the four main players that brought it about. Note will also be given to the Hedgemead landslips of the 1880’s together with its near demise in the 1960’s and 70’s – to its Grade 2 listing in 2011 and the ‘relative’ calm of today.

The principal activities of the group are:

  • To carry out academic research on the history and development of Bath
  • To meet regularly – usually monthly – throughout the year
  • To hear of the work of other members of the Group
  • To invite other researchers to speak on subjects relating to Bath and its locality
  • To organise study visits to localities in or near Bath
  • To support individuals and organisations with an interest in Bath history
  • To help to ensure that Bath archives are maintained and developed for the future