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Widcombe

Boy done good.

There is a tendency among builders to locate their gaudy new builds on valley-sides or hills above the towns which their work and wealth have allowed them to flee.

Like characters in a Roald Dahl children's book, they can rise, stretch and breakfast while looking down on the place from whence they came, and at the citizenry whose ranks they have, by grit and wealth, transcended.
Bath's own Ralph Allen (1693-1764) was such a builder, albeit on a magnificent scale. He made his first fortune re-organising the postal system – but it's his second fortune that concerns us. He made a packet from Bath stone, and also from the system that enabled its transport to London.
Much of Georgian Bath was built with Ralph Allen, so when he bought the delicious mansion at Prior Park (now a well-known school), he did one better than look down on the town he came from.

He looked over the town he built.

Cultural Highlights

The Good Gut with Liz Earle, Topping and Co. Booksellers - The Paragon, Bath

The Good Gut with Liz Earle, Topping and Co. Booksellers - The Paragon, Bath

The Good Gut with Liz Earle Topping & Company

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Bath Brunch Market, Green Park Station, Bath

Bath Brunch Market, Green Park Station, Bath

Bath Brunch MarketGreen Park Station, Bath9:30 – 3:30

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Mindful Walks - Woodland Gardens, Bowood House, Calne, Wiltshire

Mindful Walks - Woodland Gardens, Bowood House, Calne, Wiltshire

Mindful Walks – Woodland GardensBowood House and Gardens,

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Widcombe Arts Trail, venues across Widcombe

Widcombe Arts Trail, venues across Widcombe

Widcombe Arts TrailVarious  Venues across Widcombe13th & 14th

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We have been delighted with the way Crisp Cowley have conducted the sale of our family’s house in Bathwick Hill.
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