Larkhall, Bath

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Larkhall
St. Saviour's church, Larkhall, Bath - geograph.org.uk - 1601115.jpg
St Saviour's Church
Larkhall is located in Somerset
Larkhall
Larkhall
Larkhall shown within Somerset
OS grid referenceST758667
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBath
Dialling code01225
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Somerset
51°23′56″N 2°20′53″W / 51.3988°N 2.3480°W / 51.3988; -2.3480Coordinates: 51°23′56″N 2°20′53″W / 51.3988°N 2.3480°W / 51.3988; -2.3480

Larkhall is a district in the City of Bath, England, north-east of the city centre. The district began to develop in the early 19th century to house the working population of the city.

Many parts of Larkhall have good views up to Solsbury Hill - the Iron Age hill fort made famous by Peter Gabriel.

In 2015 The Sunday Times described Larkhall as a 'trendy urban village'[1]

Larkhall is a village 1.2 miles from the centre of Bath with local shops including Goodies Deli, Larkhall Butchers, The Beaufort Bookshop, Larkhall Farm Shop, a dentist, Leak gift shop, a pharmacy, Langridge Home Hardware, a pet shop, a hairdressers, Cloud Nine Cafe, Ma Cuisine, a curry house, two garages and a Chinese take-away. There are three pubs; The Rose and Crown, The Larkhall Inn and the Bladud's Head. Other amenities include Bath Artist Printmakers artist co-operative and The Rondo Theatre. Larkhall Square is at the centre of the shopping area. The local church is St Saviour's Church.

The Larkhall News is a local newsletter produced by St Marks School; it was set up by staff at the school in 2007. It is released quarterly and delivered to locals' doors.

Every year Larkhall hold an event call The "Larkhall Festival". There are lots of games, food, raffles and stalls. The Larkhall Festival's main area is The "New Oriel Hall" but The "Rose & Crown" and "Larkhall Inn" pubs, "Alice Park" and St. Mark's School also join in. As part of the 2017 festival a Soapbox Derby was held where local residents made and raced carts from the Bladuds Head Pub along St Saviour's Road to a finishing line at the Larkhall Inn.

Services[edit]

It has an infant and junior school, St Saviours CofE Infant School and St Saviours CofE Junior School. Both schools are rated 'Good' by Ofsted. There is also a secondary school, St Marks School.

Larkhall has a village hall the 'New Oriel Hall' which has a range of classes and clubs for all ages and a community library.

Larkhall is served by the number 7 bus service which runs every 30 minutes.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Larkhall has a Non-League football club Larkhall Athletic F.C. who play their home games at Plain Ham ground.

References[edit]

  • M. Forsyth, Bath, Pevsner Architectural Guides (2003) ISBN 0-300-10177-5

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