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Famous palladian buildings of bath


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Bath, in England’s West Country, has a long and proud history as an important spiritual, cultural and healing destination. This slideshare looks at some of its architectural highlights from the Georgian era in a little more detail.

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Famous palladian buildings of bath

  1. 1. Famous Palladian Buildings of Bath © 2013 Stuart Mitchell
  2. 2. The Circus
  3. 3. The Circus • Key Facts: – Grade 1 Listed – Palladian style – designed by John Wood the Elder and John Wood the Younger – completed in 1768 • Where: – north west edge of city centre • Features: – circular close of townhouses – focal points of the Palladian developments carried out by both John Wood the Elder and John Wood the Younger in the mid to late 18th century – built in Bath stone
  4. 4. The Circus • Trivia: – presents its facade to anyone approaching from each of its three entrances – in conjunction with Gay Street, running south, and Queen’s Square, it is said to form a key shape in the street plan • a nod to John Wood the Elder’s masonic associations • Current Use: – townhouses – offices
  5. 5. The Royal Crescent
  6. 6. The Royal Crescent • Key Facts: – Grade 1 listed – Palladian style – designed by John Wood the Younger – completed in 1774 • Where: – west of city centre – 200 hundred yards west of The Circus • Features: – crescent shape of townhouses – uniform facade with neo-classical features – large lawn, divided across its width by a discrete ha-ha
  7. 7. The Royal Crescent • Trivia: – original tenants were given freedom to develop buildings behind facade as they pleased • leading to a mixture of architectural styles at the rear – ha-ha would have prevented livestock from wandering onto the pristine lawn and flower beds immediately outside the buildings • Current Use: – mixed use – residential properties – offices – an exclusive hotel – museum of Georgian living
  8. 8. Pulteney Bridge
  9. 9. Pulteney Bridge • Key Facts: – Grade 1 listed – Palladian style – designed by Robert Adam – completed in 1774 • Where: – spans the River Avon – on the eastern edge of the city centre – connects city centre with Bathwick • Features: – Georgian facade atop the bridge’s three arches, – spans the river behind the weir – one of Bath’s most iconic views
  10. 10. Pulteney Bridge • Trivia: – one of only four bridges in the world to carry shops – suffered much modification, damage and renovation down the centuries – the south side still demonstrates Adam’s designs – cantilevered shop rears mask the original architecture on north side • Current Use: – shops – pedestrians and public transport
  11. 11. Useful Links • Bath’s Museum of Georgian Living • Where to Study Architecture in Bath • Bath’s Tourist Information Guide to its Artchitecture • Conveyancing Solicitors in Bath for those looking to move to the city • Top Attractions in Bath according to Trip Advisor