Gay Street, Bath

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Gay Street
Gay Street Bath.jpg
Location Bath, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°23′05″N 2°21′51″W / 51.38472°N 2.36417°W / 51.38472; -2.36417Coordinates: 51°23′05″N 2°21′51″W / 51.38472°N 2.36417°W / 51.38472; -2.36417
Built 1735-1750
Architect John Wood, the Elder
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Numbers 18 to 30
Designated 12 June 1950[1]
Reference no. 442553
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Numbers 2 to 17
Designated 12 June 1950[2]
Reference no. 442552
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Number 41
Designated 12 June 1950[3]
Reference no. 442556
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Numbers 31 to 40
Designated 12 June 1950[4]
Reference no. 442554
Gay Street, Bath is located in Somerset
Gay Street, Bath
Location of Gay Street in Somerset

Gay Street in Bath, Somerset, England, links Queen Square to The Circus. It was designed by John Wood, the Elder in 1735 and completed by his son John Wood, the Younger.[5] Much of the road has been designated as Grade I listed buildings.

The houses are of 3 storeys with Mansard roofs, with many also having Ionic columns. There are slight variations in window design but they work together to provide a consistent streetscape. Many of the houses are now used as offices.

Numbers 2 to 17 are on the west side. Hester Thrale, who was also known as Mrs Piozzi, lived at number 8, with its 4 Corinthian pilasters on the ground and 1st floors in 1781.[2] Number 18 to 30 are on the east side of the road. It was built before the west side.[1]

Number 41 is on the corner between Gay Street and Queen Square. It was the home of John Wood, the Younger.[3]

Numbers 31 to 40 have been designated as Grade II.[4] The Jane Austen Centre is at number 40, although Jane Austen actually lived at number 25.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nos 18 to 30 (consec) Gay Street". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Nos 2 to 17 (consec) Gay Street". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  3. ^ a b "No 41 Gay Street". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Nos 31 to 40 (consec) Gay Street". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Nos 18-30 Gay Street". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2 January 2014.