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Bampfylde Lane and Street

Streets List

map John Bampfylde built Bampfylde House between 1590 and 1594, in what is now Princesshay. The street next to the house that led to the High Street was named Bampfylde Street. In 1934, the City Council purchased the house and opened it to the public. It became a total loss, along with the street during the May 1942 bombing.

The post-war rebuilding, in 1953, created a short arcade that ran from the High Street to cross Princesshay and on to Broadwalk House, on the line of the old Bampfylde Street, and named Bampfylde Lane. The redevelopment of Princesshay will include a new pedestrian only street that may also be called Bampfylde Lane in the same position.

A new street named Bampfylde Street was built after the war, between the bus station and Sidwell Street; it is a service road for the rear of the Sidwell Street shops, and access for a carpark.

Listed are the occupants of Bampfylde Street(Lane) in 1897.

Bampfylde street, High street to Catherine street.
2 Cann Brothers, tailors &c
3 Coward James, hair dressr
3 & 4 Mugford Mrs. Annie, dress maker
4 Evans William, boot makr
5 Bremridge & Luke, solctrs
5 Varwell Hawkins B.coal mer
5 YeoHy. stock & share broker
5 Hawkins Edward Varwell, stock & share broker
5 Western Counties Musical Association, Edtnund W. Luke, hon. sec
   School Board Offices, John Austin, clerk
   Dymond & Parsons,survyrs
   Bath & West of England Agricultural Society, F. W. Dymond, hon. treas
   Ashman Misses Margaret,
   Ruth & Blanche, registry office for servants

The occupants for 1923 follow. It is interesting how some professions are in the same addresses, but with different names.

Bampfylde street, High street to Catherine street.
NORTH-EAST SIDE
2 Carter Miss Helen, wardrobe dealer
3 Perry Frederick Charles, hairdresser
4 Johnson William Geo, tailor
5 Gage Arnold, estate agent
5 Bremridge & Luke, solctrs
   Manning D. & Co. fancy goods importers
   Pollard W. & Co. Limited, printers &c
SOUTH-WEST SIDE
   Varwell, Guest & Co. Limited, coal mers. (Bampfylde ho)

Bampylde Street Looking down the modern Bampfylde Street.New Bampylde Street The sign on the wall proclaims the new Bampfylde Lane that cuts across Princesshay. Old site of Bampylde Street Looking back up the old Bampfylde Lane from Princesshay.

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