Walcot, Bath

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For other places with the same name, see Walcot.
Street scene with shops and houses. Church tower in the distance.
Walcot Street
Walcot is located in Somerset
Walcot shown within Somerset
Population 5,920 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid reference ST753659
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BATH
Postcode district BA1
Dialling code 01225
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°23′31″N 2°21′21″W / 51.3920°N 2.3558°W / 51.3920; -2.3558Coordinates: 51°23′31″N 2°21′21″W / 51.3920°N 2.3558°W / 51.3920; -2.3558

Walcot is a suburb of the city of Bath, England. It lies to the north-north-east of the city centre, and is an electoral ward of the city.

The parish church of St Swithin, on The Paragon was built in 1779-90 by John Palmer.[2] 18th century poet Christopher Anstey is buried at the church.[3][4] Walcot was the birthplace of Richard Debaufre Guyon, who would become, in succession, an Austrian officer, a Hungarian rebel and an Ottoman Pasha.[5][6]

Walcot electoral ward is bisected by the western end of the London Road (A4 road). The majority of the ward lies north of the London Road, with a smaller part to the south including an area south of the River Avon.[7] Walcot Street, well known for its artisan shops,[8][9] while commonly regarded as in the Walcot locality is in the Abbey ward of Bath.[7]

The electoral wards surrounding Walcot ward are: Lansdown to the north-west, Lambridge to the north-east, Bathwick to the south-east, and Abbey to the south-west.[10]


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Church of St Swithin, Walcot". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Christopher Anstey". Westminster Abbey. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Christopher Anstey: A life in 18th century Bath". Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "General Richard Guyon". Bath Heritage. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Guyon, Richard Debaufre (1813-1856), army officer". Oxford Index. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Walcot Ward (map)" (PDF). Bath and North East Somerset Council. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Artisan Quarter". Visit Bath. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Walcot Street Artworks" (PDF). Bath and North East Somerset Council. 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Bath Area Profile". Bath and North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 

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