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1-45 ST JAMES'S SQUARE
BATH, BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
12 June 1950
Date of last amendment:
12 June 1950
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1. ST JAMES'S SQUARE
Nos 1 to 45 (consec)
ST 7465 NW 9/375 12.6.50.
ST 7465 NW 9/376
ST 7465 NE 10/376
ST 7465 NE 10/377
ST 7465 NW 9/378
Architect John Palmer 1793. His simplest and best work. The only
complete Georgian square in Bath. Broader from North to South than
East to West. Rising site. Houses with standard frontages. 3
storey and mansard. 3 windows. North and South are principal facades
and are level. Central houses enriched with pediments on 4 Corinthian
pilasters. Centre 1st floor windows semi circular heads. Moulded
band course ruins over these windows. End houses have Palmer's favourite
segmental bows with Corinthian pilasters at their junction with main
walls. Windows in groups of 3, centre ones on 1st floor having semi-
circular heads. Deep cornices with dentils and plain parapets.
East and West sides stepped up. Plain except ends and centre, which
have rusticated ground floors and 1st floor windows separated by
Ionic pilasters with continuous entablature and pediment over middle
windows. Centre house also has crowning pediment.
4 adjoining streets enter axially upon the diagonals. According to
contemporary plans maids slept in vaults under the pavement. Charles Dickens
lived in No 35 in 1840. Adjoining house No 34 has entrance set back under
archway to St James's Place and wide small-paned windows (11 x 4 panes)
set at angle.
All the listed buildings in Great Bedford Street, Marlborough Street, St James's
Square, St James's Street, with Nos 1 to 9 (consec) and Nos 37 to 42 (consec)
including No 37A Park Street, form an outstanding group.