Welcome to Bath Historical Directories

A virtually complete run of the Post Office Bath Directories from 1846 to 1937 have been scanned by Archive CD Books and are now being made available in a fully searchable form on this website by members of the History of Bath Research Group. Initially a minimum of one directory from each decade has been completed and as further issues are made available they will be added to the database. This is being done to provide a research tool for those who wish to explore the people, places and occupations of Bath's people from 1846 to 1935.

We believe that it is important that we should make the Bath Directories available to all researchers in a digitised format and online.
  • Through online searches researchers need not have physical contact with the original directories saving time for the researcher and preserving the original documents held by the Bath Record Office and ourselves. Digitisation can offer a range of search tools that speed up research. Basic search tools have been provided and further tools are being developed to make searches much more comprehensive.

  • The printed directories have been scanned by Archive CD Books* and these scans have been further processed by both automatic and manual reviews. The manual reviews have been undertaken by people with local knowledge of the area and also an interest in historical research to produce a digital record with a high degree of accuracy.
  • *Archive CD Books have made a number of the directories available for purchase on CD and also for download. They can be contacted on http://www.archivecdbooks.ie/acatalog/som-directories.html
Note On Data Authenticity
Note On The Software Used To Create These Online Historical Directories