Jacobaean-Stuart Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire


The south front of the Hall

The Hall, Bradford on Avon

The death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603 brought a distant relative, James VI of Scotland, to a united English and Scottish throne. There followed a period of increasing religious and constitutional turmoil, culminating in the English Civil War, the execution of Charles I, a republic, Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, revolution in 1688.

Locally, the growth of the woollen cloth trade brought greater prosperity, especially after 1660 when the town grew by rebuilding and extension into the Newtown area on the hillside.

former Liberal Club, St margaret's Street, Bradford on Avon

The former Liberal Club, St Margaret’s Street, c1700