Map of Bath: 1803 - Jane Austen’s world

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Map of Bath in 1803 showing the places mentioned by the novelist Jane Austen, who often depicted the Bath society. They appear on this map with extracts from Northanger Abbey (N.A.) and Persuasion (P.). Bath appears in two different ways: Northanger Abbey (1803, where the characters come for the season as was fashionable) is pervaded by the sense of space and circulation, whereas in the later novel Persuasion (1816, where the characters live permanently in Bath, as it became customary) the contrasts between the parts of Bath and their social divisions dominate, as the two animations will show.


Camden Place
P. Sir Walter had taken a very good house in Camden Place - a lofty, dignified situation, such as becomes a man of consequence.

— > Camden Place


Milsom Street
N.A. Isabella Thorpe “saw the prettiest hat you can imagine in a shop window in Milsom Street just now — with coquelicots ribbons.”
N.A. General Tilney had his lodgings in Milsom Street.
P. Anne Elliot met Admiral Croft in Milsom Street. “He was standing by himself, at a print shop window, with his hands behind him, in earnest contemplation of some print... I can never get by this shop without stopping.”
P. In a shower of rain, in Milsom Street, the two Misses Elliot, and Mrs Clay “turned into Mollands, while Mr Elliot stopped Lady Dalrymple to request her assistance.” Mollands was a pastry-cook shop, at number 2.

— > Milsom Street


Pump Room
N.A. “Every morning now brought its regular duties... The Pump Room to be attended, where they paraded up and down for an hour.” Later the Thorpes and Allens stayed “long enough in the Pump Room to discover that the crowd was insupportable, and that there was not a genteel face to be seen.” Henry Tilney’s “name was not in the Pump Room book.” “In the Pump Room one so newly arrived in Bath must be met with.”

— > Pump Room


Pulteney Street
N.A. The Allens, with Catherine Morland “settled in comfortable lodgings in Pulteney Street.”
P. “In returning down Pulteney Street, she distinguished him on the right-hand pavement.” (Anne in a “Fearful sort of watch” for Captain Wentworth.)

— > Pulteney Street