2 bedroom flat for salePrior Park Road, Widcombe, Bath
Sold by Us £250,000
- Two double bedrooms
- Share of freehold
- Dual aspect 16'9 x 10'4 sitting room
- Communal garden
- Extremely convenient for city/station access
- Shops just outside
- No chain
Tenure: Share of Freehold
During the late 18th century, the parishes of Lyncombe and Widcombe were small villages with a population of around 3000. By 1830, the population had trebled and included almost 600 weavers. Tthe textile trade, together with shipping from John Rennie's Kennet & Avon canal (completed in 1810) and Ralph Allen's stone mine traffic, formed the backbone of the local industry for most of the early 19th century. Lyncombe and Widcombe were not incorporated into the city of Bath until 1835 (under the Municipal Corporations Reform Act). The streets of Widcombe village from 1730 onwards were considerably different to today - lost terraces like Coburg Place adjoined Sussex Place, whilst Waterloo Buildings occupied the riverside land where Rossiter Road now runs. Prior Park Road was often called "Mr Allens Way" and Ralph Allen had (in 1730) commissioned John Wood to construct Allens Row (now Prior Park cottages). The local Poor House stood in Millbrook Place from 1777 (demolished in 1961 and replaced by the houses of Armes Court). Other lost terraces behind Widcombe Parade include Chapmans Cottages, Fishers Court and Bartletts Court (whose name lives on in a development of flats on Widcombe Parade). No2 Prior Park Rd was originally built as part of Widcombe Parade - in early 19th century prints, there is a clear gap between No2 and Allen's cottages. Local residents from 1952 onwards will remember it being used as the local Post Office until 1963.
ENTRANCE HALL Panelled front door from communal halls, entryphone, double radiator.
SITTING/DINING ROOM Three secondary glazed deep sill sash windows to front, one Velux skylight, radiator, T.V and telephone point.
KITCHEN Secondary glazed front sash window, Velux skylight, radiator. Range of wall and base units with laminated worktops, single drainer twin bowl sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, inset gas hob with oven under, space for undercounter fridge and freezer, wall mounted Ideal gas boiler.
BEDROOM 1 Rear sash window, large Velux skylight, alcove wardrobe and further built in storage cupboard, double radiator.
BATHROOM Panelled bath with mixer/spray shower attachment, pedestal basin, low level W.C, extractor fan, radiator.
BEDROOM 2 Secondary glazed sash window to front, Velux skylight, radiator.
COMMUNAL REAR COURTYARD South west facing enclosed courtyard gardens with steps to rear access out onto Millbrook Place.
AGENTS NOTES Tenure is share of freehold and annual service/management charges are approx £1600pa.
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