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Archtrove travels to Bath – georgian architecture and beautiful streets

Architecture in Bath

Bath, located in Somerset, is a UNESCO Heritage Site, a copious amount of honey-coloured Georgian architecture and one of the most beautiful streets in Britain, Bath is the epitome of a beautiful independent city. The history of Bath’s architecture and its use of spaces is what makes this a world heritage site. Bath still holds a 2,000-year-old original Roman Baths, the only one in Britain. With more museums in a square mile than any other English. 

Georgian Period in Bath

Through the Georgian period, extensive ranges of uniform streets, landscaped spaces, blocks of tall stone-built Georgian houses and public buildings were built. The many examples of Palladian architecture are purposefully integrated with the urban spaces to provide picturesque aestheticism. Other examples are seen in Britain such as that of Covent Garden Piazza.

Important Buildings in Bath

n addition to the Georgian houses, Bath has a number of 18th-century public buildings, mostly within the city. These include the Grand Pump Room, the Concert Room, the Upper Assembly Room and Theatre Royal and the Holburne Museum.

Important buildings also include the Roman Baths; neoclassical and Bath Abbey in the city centre. Of equal importance are the residential buildings designed and built into boulevards and crescents– well-known examples being the Royal Crescent, built around 1770, and The Circus, built around 1760, where each of the three curved segments faces one of the entrances, ensuring that there is always a classical facade facing the entering visitor.