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71 Great Pulteney Street, Bath


The plaque outside 71 Great Pulteney Street reads ‘Admiral Earl Howe K.G. lived here in 1794, 1795 & 1798. B. 1725 d. 1799’ and according to some sources his apparition was seen during the 1970’s in his uniform.

Admiral, Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (Born 8 March 1726 – Died 5 August 1799) was one of Britain’s most notable naval commanders. Rising to First Lord of the Admiralty (1783 – 1788) he served in the American War of Independence (1775–1783), French Revolutionary Wars (1792 – 1802), War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48), Seven Years War (1756-1763) and the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.

Between 1780 and 1798 he visited Bath for reasons of his health. He is buried at St. Andrew's Church, Langar, Nottinghamshire and has a monument in St Pauls Cathedral, London.


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