THE ROYAL CRESCENT BATH

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Sir Benet Garrard sold  land on which the Royal Crescent stands in December 1766.

Between 1767 and 1775 John Wood the Younger, designed the great curved façade with Ionic Columns.

Each original purchaser bought a length of the façade, and then employed their own architect.  The house was then built behind the façade to their own specifications. Therefore  what can appear to be two houses is occasionally just one.

This system of town planning is betrayed at the rear and can be seen from the road behind the Crescent. While the front is uniform and symmetrical, the rear is a mixture of differing roof heights. 

This architecture, described as “Queen Anne fronts and Mary-Anne backs”, occurs repeatedly in Bath. It was the first crescent of terraced houses to be built and an example of “rus in urbe” (the country in the city) with its views over the parkland opposite

Height: 14.2cm
Width: 9.0cm
Depth: 3.5cm34.50

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Description

Sir Benet Garrard sold  land on which the Royal Crescent stands in December 1766.

Between 1767 and 1775 John Wood the Younger, designed the great curved façade with Ionic Columns.

Each original purchaser bought a length of the façade, and then employed their own architect.  The house was then built behind the façade to their own specifications. Therefore  what can appear to be two houses is occasionally just one.

This system of town planning is betrayed at the rear and can be seen from the road behind the Crescent. While the front is uniform and symmetrical, the rear is a mixture of differing roof heights. 

This architecture, described as “Queen Anne fronts and Mary-Anne backs”, occurs repeatedly in Bath. It was the first crescent of terraced houses to be built and an example of “rus in urbe” (the country in the city) with its views over the parkland opposite

Height: 14.2cm
Width: 9.0cm
Depth: 3.5cm

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Dimensions 14.5 × 8 × 3.5 cm

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