Oakwood, (also known as Smallcombe House and Bathwick Tower), Bath, England
Record Id: 2474
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Oakwood is an early picturesque garden on a hanging site overlooking a valley and Smallcombe Wood. It was laid out by the painter Benjamin Barker, 'the English Poussin'.
Brief history of site
The house was built by the artist Benjamin Barker around 1815. It was built as a venue to display his work, and he is thought to have lived there from 1819 to 1826. The villa was extended a number of times in the later 19th century, and was converted into a Salvation Army nursing home in 1928. It was re-converted to a private house in the early-1990s.
Address: Bathwick Hill, BA2 6EJ
Bath and North East Somerset; Bathwick
Historical County: Somerset
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Form of site: terraced garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site Style : Picturesque
Site first created: 1815
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 3.4