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Poplar House was built about 1720 but its origins can be traced back much further to Jacobean times in the 17th Century when it is said to have belonged to a merchant, probably a clothier,  who wished to build his residence in the village atmosphere of Batheaston, but very close to Bath and easily accessible to the  old highway leading to London, still called London Road.

 

During the mid-20th Century Poplar House became the village’s only medical practice with three doctors on the premises, practising for 20 years. In the early 1980s, the house was eventually sold to Major Richard Carr-Gomm, OBE, the social reformer and philanthropist, and his wife Susan, who founded the two charities, Abbeyfield Society and the Carr-Gomm Society and who lived at Poplar House until 2008.

 

Today, Poplar House is owned by the Hagen family, and the B&B is managed by Mrs Susanne Hagen. The Hagens are descendants of Jacob Hagen, owner of St Saviours Wharf, the prominent London timber merchant, anti-slavery abolitionist at the time of George III and an ally of William Wilberforce.

 

The House has the charm of being a friendly place to stay with two cats and a clutch of chickens providing fresh eggs most days.

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