Lansdown, Bath

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Lansdown
Lansdown is located in Somerset
Lansdown
Lansdown
Lansdown shown within Somerset
Population 4,589 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid reference ST725685
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bath
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Somerset
51°24′53″N 2°23′48″W / 51.4148°N 2.3968°W / 51.4148; -2.3968Coordinates: 51°24′53″N 2°23′48″W / 51.4148°N 2.3968°W / 51.4148; -2.3968

Lansdown is a suburb of the World Heritage City of Bath, England, that extends northwards from the city centre up a hill of the same name. Among its most distinctive architectural features are Lansdown Crescent[2] and Sion Hill Place,[3] which includes a campus of Bath Spa University.

The Battle of Lansdowne (1643) was fought in the vicinity[4] and is commemorated by Sir Bevil Grenville's Monument (1720) on Lansdown Hill.[5] Also on the hill is Beckford's Tower, an architectural folly built in neo-classical style for William Thomas Beckford in 1827.[6]

Lansdown Cricket Club, founded in 1825 and the oldest club in Somerset, originally played at a ground called "Cricket Down" next to the original racecourse on the top of Lansdown Hill and close to Beckford's Tower (the current Bath Racecourse is about a mile to the west); later the club moved into Bath at the Sydenham Field, and when that was built over by the Midland Railway in 1869 it moved to its current ground at Combe Park, which is in Lower Weston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "1 to 20 Lansdown Crescent". Images of England. Archived from the original on 2 May 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2006. 
  3. ^ "Summerhill and numbers 1 to 9". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Sir Bevil Grenville's Monument". English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Monument to Sir Bevil Grenville". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  6. ^ "Beckford's Tower & Mortuary Chapel, Lansdown Cemetery". Images of England. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2007-10-02.