Sion Hill Place, Bath

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Sion Hill Place
Sion Hill Place Bath.jpg
Sion Hill Place with Summerhill at the near end
Location Bath, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°23′41″N 2°22′21″W / 51.39472°N 2.37250°W / 51.39472; -2.37250Coordinates: 51°23′41″N 2°22′21″W / 51.39472°N 2.37250°W / 51.39472; -2.37250
Built 1818-1820
Architect John Pinch the elder[1]
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Summerhill and Numbers 1 to 9
Designated 12 June 1950[2]
Reference no. 443612
Sion Hill Place, Bath is located in Somerset
Sion Hill Place, Bath
Location of Sion Hill Place in Somerset

Sion Hill Place in the Lansdown area of Bath, Somerset, England was designed by John Pinch the elder[1] and built between 1818 and 1820. Suspension bridge builder and brewer James Dredge, Sr. lived here in the mid 19th century.

Summerhill and numbers 1 to 9 have been designated as a Grade I listed building.[2]

The Georgian terrace of numbers 1 to 9 is made up of 4 storey houses which is symmetrical from which the centre house, number 5, stands forward and has a pediment. The ground floor of all houses is rusticated. The houses at either end have curved segmental bows for their entire height.[2] Numbers 1 to 4 were built by William Cowell Hayes a local painter, while Daniel Aust, from Walcot, built number 5 and possibly the others.[3]

Summerhill House, which is attached to the west end of the terrace, came from Chippenham and was demolished and transported stone by stone.[2]

Famous Residents

Madame Sarah Grand, Writer, Suffragist, and sometime Lady Mayoress of Bath (alongside Mayor Cedric Chivers) lived at number 7 from c1926-1942/3.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Forsyth, Michael (2003). Pevsner Architectural Guides: Bath. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Summerhill and numbers 1 to 9". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Sion Hill, Sion Hill Place". Bath Daily Photo. 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand" ed Stephanie Forward and Ann Heilman (Routledge, 2000), and Sarah Grand's Death Certificate: "of 7 Zion (sic) Hill Place, Bath U.D."