St Margaret’s Street, eastern side

St Margaret’s Street, eastern side

St Margaret’s Street runs from the southern end of the Town Bridge. It formerly continued on the line that is now called Frome Road, but nowadays it turns off left behind Hall’s Almshouses and other buildings along what was Besoar Street. It takes its name from a now lost medieval St Margaret’s Hospital,...

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Old Photographs: Street scenes

Old Photographs: Street scenes

Views of the town’s streets tend to be from postcards or photographs taken by visitors or those interested in the picturesque. Photographs of the Town Bridge and Saxon Church are most popular of course. Images of the less picturesque parts are rare, but these are the most likely to have changed.

Market Street Silver Street The Shambles Church Street The Town...

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Explore Bradford: Barton Orchard

Explore Bradford: Barton Orchard

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Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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Barton Orchard runs from the top of Church Street and from Newtown down to Barton Bridge. It must have been one of the routes that led to the Abbey of Shaftesbury’s grange at Barton Farm.

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Explore Bradford: Newtown

Explore Bradford: Newtown

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Newtown, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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Newtown was a new development in the second half of the 17th century on land that belonged to the Methuen family, who then lived in the building later known as The Priory. After the first building...

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Explore Bradford: Barton Farm

Explore Bradford: Barton Farm

Barton Farm, on the southern side of the town, beside the river Avon, was the grange farm of the Abbey of Shaftesbury’s estate of Bradford.

It was developed in the middle ages around a central square with a huge barn, granary, smaller barns and a farmhouse. Together they form one of the most complete medieval farm complexes in the...

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Explore Bradford: Market Street

Explore Bradford: Market Street

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Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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Market Street runs from the bridge and up the hill northwards, in the direction of Bath. It was only named as such in the mid-19th century, when the market moved from Silver Street. The...

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Explore Bradford: Church Street, south side

Explore Bradford: Church Street, south side

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Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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Holy Trinity parish church

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Click on the thumbnail photographs for a bigger view.

The Swan Hotel has the frontage of a Georgian house with a first floor “venetian”...

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Explore Bradford: Church Street, north side

Explore Bradford: Church Street, north side

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Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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Church Street connects the old market centre of the town with the area around Holy Trinity Church

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The former Town Hall, at the junction of Church and Market Streets

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