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Part/component area of: Beckford's Estate


Brief description of site

Beckford's Ride is an irregular but continuous area of garden and woodland, acquired and developed from 1822 to 1844 by William Beckford. The land is connected by track or ride from the rear of numbers 19 and 20 Lansdown Crescent, Bath, to Lansdown Tower in the parish of Walcot.

Location information:

Address: Lansdown Crescent, BA1 5TH

Locality: Bath

Local Authorities:

Bath and North East Somerset; Lansdown

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST737676
Latitude: 51.4068 Longitude: -2.3795

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Some parts of the estate, such as the Tower, are now open to the public.

Key information:

Form of site: designed urban space

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1822 to 1844

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 3.2

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