Cavendish Crescent, Bath

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Cavendish Crescent
Cavendish crescent bath.jpg
Location Bath, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°23′32″N 2°22′12″W / 51.39222°N 2.37000°W / 51.39222; -2.37000Coordinates: 51°23′32″N 2°22′12″W / 51.39222°N 2.37000°W / 51.39222; -2.37000
Built c.1815-30[1]
Architect John Pinch the elder[1]
Architectural style(s) Georgian
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: 1-11 Cavendish Crescent
Designated 12 June 1950[2]
Reference no. 442404
Cavendish Crescent, Bath is located in Somerset
Cavendish Crescent, Bath
Location of Cavendish Crescent in Somerset

Cavendish Crescent in Bath, Somerset, is a Georgian crescent built in the early 19th century to a design by the architect John Pinch the elder.[1] At 11 houses, it is the shortest of the seven Georgian crescents in Bath. It also has one of the plainest facades, with no central feature, the only decoration being the consoles over the central first floor window of each house.[1]

History[edit]

Cavendish crescent was undertaken by William Broom, a builder by trade.[1] Broom leased the land on which the crescent is built and then engaged Pinch to design the facade. However all did not go according to Broom's plans and he went bankrupt in 1825.[1] The crescent was finished some 5 years later.

Notable residents[edit]

Sir William Holburne lived at No. 10 between 1829 and 1874. The house was home to his art collection, which was later formed into the Holburne Museum of Art, at the end of Great Pulteney Street.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Forsyth, Michael (2003). Pevsner Architectural Guides: Bath. 
  2. ^ "1-11 Cavendish Crescent". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2010-09-21.