Ralphallen
Ralphallen
Ralph Allen
(1693-1764)

Died aged c. 71

Ralph Allen (1693 – 29 June 1764) was an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and was notable for his reforms to the British postal system. He was baptised at St Columb Major in Cornwall on 24 July 1693. As a teenager he worked at the Post Office. He moved in 1710 to Bath, where he became a post office clerk, and at the age of 19, in 1712, became the Postmaster of Bath. In 1742 he was elected Mayor of Bath.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Photo of Ralph Allen bronze plaque
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Photo of Ralph Allen black plaque
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Ralph Allens' Cottages Built by Ralph Allen to house his stone masons who worked nearby Erected circa 1740 Restored 1983

Ralph Allen's Cottages, Prior Park Road, Bath, United Kingdom where he built (1739)

Summer residence 1750-1763, of Ralph Allen, one of the founders of 18th century Bath, whose patronage first established Weymouth as a resort.

2 Trinity Street, Weymouth, United Kingdom where he stayed (1749-1762)