Lansdown Crescent, Bath

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Lansdown Crescent
Lansdown Crescent Bath.jpg
General information
Architectural style Georgian
Town or city Bath
Country England
Construction started 1789
Completed 1793
Design and construction
Architect John Palmer

Lansdown Crescent[1] is a well-known example of Georgian architecture in Bath, Somerset, England, designed by John Palmer and constructed by a variety of builders between 1789 and 1793.

Entrances to the two central houses

The crescent, which is a grade I listed building,[2] comprises 20 houses, each originally having four floors together with servants' quarters in the basement. An archway connecting 20 Lansdown Crescent and 1 Lansdown Place West, is also a Grade I listed structure.[3]

Arranged as a crescent, this building has a clear view over central Bath, being sited on Lansdown Hill near to but higher than the Royal Crescent. William Beckford lived in Nos 19 and 20.

The grass in front of the crescent is sometimes used to graze sheep.


Coordinates: 51°23′33″N 2°21′57″W / 51.39250°N 2.36583°W / 51.39250; -2.36583