Claverton Down

Coordinates: 51°22′30″N 2°19′26″W / 51.375°N 2.324°W / 51.375; -2.324
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Claverton Down from the Bath Skyline trail

Claverton Down is a suburb on the south-east hilltop edge of Bath, Somerset, England. It is linked to the Bathwick area of the city by Bathwick Hill.

Primarily a rural area with relatively few houses, it is home to the University of Bath, the headquarters of Wessex Water and a private golf course, the Bath Golf Course.

The American Museum is based at Claverton Manor, below Claverton Down on the road to the village of Claverton.[1] Claverton Manor was designed by Jeffry Wyattville and built in the 1820s, and is a Grade I listed building.[2]

Claverton Down was the location of an isolation hospital, constructed in 1876. It consisted of a number of temporary wooden ward blocks and two "fever tents." Permanent buildings were erected in 1931-34.[3] In 1950, at the age of 13, food writer and cook Mary Berry contracted polio and spent three months at the hospital.[4][5]


  1. ^ "The History of Claverton Manor". American Museum & Gardens. Archived from the original on 23 May 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Claverton Manor (The American Museum) and Screen Walls to North and South (1214609)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
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  4. ^ The Telegraph
  5. ^ Marie Claire

51°22′30″N 2°19′26″W / 51.375°N 2.324°W / 51.375; -2.324