Sir Walter Scott
Who was he?
Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was
a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet, popular throughout
Europe during his time. His novels and poetry are still read, and many
of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of
Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe
, Rob Roy
, The Lady of The Lake
, The Heart of Midlothian
and The Bride of Lammermoor
Why was he in Bath?
He was brought to Bath as a four-year-old by his aunt, who believed the
waters would heal his limp, caused by an attack of poliomyelitis when
just eighteen months old. They stayed at 6, South Parade:
The text reads
"Here dwelt Sir Walter Scott 1775"
Location map of 6, South Parade:
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