When an Village/Area* or Street Name is selected the House Number and HouseName are filtered to show records that match, however, you can leave the Street Name blank and use HouseName independently.
Street Name & House Name lists are drawn from of all Addresses in the stored directories; due to the file size, a letter should be selected to filter Street Names from this list.
House Name are normally filtered by the selected Street Name, however, if they are used on their own, a drop-down letter should be selected to reduce the size of the list.
Entering a Directory Year or Years will filter the results by the selected year(s)
Street Name, House Number and HouseName are straightforward. Village/Area represents address items that appear in the directories which range from hamlet to village to suburb to areas of the inner city. Some entries also contain towns outside Bath - e.g. Bath, Bristol, Chippenham - these are stored in Area.
Examples: Dyrham often appears as part of Chippenham, Wick occasionally appears as part of Bristol.
Most addresses entries don't give a village/area, if using a street name just enter that without the village/area and many more records will appear.
Under the list of Areas starting with B you will also find Bath, selecting this will show those entries that specify the city - these are small in number as they are Bath Directories and usually entries do not show the name of the city.