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St Mary the Virgin's Church, Bath July 2007.JPG
St Mary the Virgin's Church as viewed from Beechen Cliff
Bathwick is located in Somerset
Bathwick shown within Somerset
Population 4,863 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid reference ST755655
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BATH
Postcode district BA2
Dialling code 01225
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°23′17″N 2°21′12″W / 51.3880°N 2.3534°W / 51.3880; -2.3534Coordinates: 51°23′17″N 2°21′12″W / 51.3880°N 2.3534°W / 51.3880; -2.3534

Bathwick is an electoral ward in the City of Bath, England, on the opposite bank of the River Avon to the historic city centre.

Bathwick was part of the hundred of Bath Forum.[2][3]

The district became part of the Bath urban area with the 18th century development of the Pulteney estate and the building of Pulteney Bridge. Following various Georgian streets were built including Sydney Place, Great Pulteney Street and Laura Place, with Bathwick Hill leading up to Claverton Down and the University of Bath.

It is also home to the Holburne Museum of Art within Sydney Gardens.

Bathwick has two churches, St Mary the Virgin, Bathwick (consecrated 1820) and St John the Baptist, Bathwick, firmly within the Anglo Catholic tradition.

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, which was built in the early 19th century by John Pinch the elder,[4] was where the band Muse recorded the organ parts on their second studio album Origin of Symmetry.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. ^ Reverend John Collinson (1791). The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset. 1. p. 97. ISBN 978-1-171-40217-6.
  3. ^ "Somerset Hundreds". GENUKI. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Church of St Mary". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 February 2009.
  5. ^ "Muse — Origin Of Symmetry". Discogs. Retrieved 1 July 2008.

External links

  • United Benefice of Bathwick
  • A Community Website for Bathwick Hill Residents

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