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Bath

A view of the Bath, 1779

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A view over Bath, engraved in 1779 A view over Bath, engraved in 1779 A view over Bath, engraved in 1779 A view over Bath, engraved in 1779 A view over Bath, engraved in 1779

The Georgianera in Bath saw large scale expansion of the city due to its popularity as a spa town.

Architect John Wood set a classical style for the city, planning Queen Square, North and South Parades, and the Circus.

Wood, a devotee of the Palladian style, produced pattern-books which other local builders and designers used. Bath therefore has a sense of unity and coherence, despite being created by many different hands over the years, all using the local honey-coloured stone.

 

Image: Copyright Bath Record Office - A.CTP.15.4a.

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