Welcome to the official website of Fairfield House, the former residence of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, and Her Imperial Majesty Empress Menen Asfaw.
Fairfield House is an English Heritage Grade II listed building built between 1840–50 in the city of Bath, England. The property was the home to His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia during 1936–41, the five years he spent in exile from the invasion of Mussolini’s troops into his homeland, then known as Abyssinia.
Following his return to Ethiopia the Emperor bequeathed the house to the city to be used by the elderly as a care/support home, though it was first used as the ‘Fairfield Home for Babies’ between 1943 – 1946. Since 1946 the house has been used by aged citizens of the city and it remains so to this day as the home of Bath Senior Citizens Association (BEMSCA).