© Mr Michael Perry
CIRCUS HOUSE, CIRCUS
BATH, BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Mr Michael Perry
14 April 2005
12 June 1950
Date of last amendment:
11 August 1972
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823 Nos 1 to 30 (consec)
including Circus House
[formerly listed as
Nos I to 30 (consec)]
ST 7465 SE 14/296 12.6.50.
Architect: John Wood the elder. Work carried out by his son. Circa 1753-59.
3 storeys and mansard. 3 or 4 windows. Divided into 3 blocks, all of the
same size but each with a different number of houses. 3 distinct orders;
Doric on ground floor with triglyphs and metopes enriched and each differently
carved, Ionic on 1st floor and Corinthian on 2nd floor. Impressive array of
coupled columns (324 pairs in all) with bands of ornament at upper and lower
storeys and acorns crowning parapet above each coupled order. Masonry
between columns is not curved but this is not apparent. No 7 built for
William Pitt. No 14 Lord Clive lived 1774. No 24 Gainsborough.