||Richard Warner was an antiquary who spent much of his life in Bath. He had long planned to enter the church, but achieved this goal only with difficulty. He spent eight terms at Oxford without receiving a degree, but earned the friendship and favor of the Rev’d William Gilpin, and was eventually ordained by the Archbishop William Markham of York. Influenced by Gilpin, he began publishing tours and guidebooks in 1789. Initially, these publishing ventures cost Warner a good deal more than they made him, and it was only after several years of effort that he met with success. A lover of antiquities and an enthusiastic walker, he spent his vacations touring different parts of the country, publishing these experiences as amateur histories and travel companions. He retired in 1848, and died in Widcombe Cottage, Chelwood, in 1857.