Milsom Street, Bath

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Milsom Street
Milsom Street Bath.jpg
Location Bath, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°23′02″N 2°21′41″W / 51.38389°N 2.36139°W / 51.38389; -2.36139Coordinates: 51°23′02″N 2°21′41″W / 51.38389°N 2.36139°W / 51.38389; -2.36139
Built 1762
Architect Thomas Lightholder
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Numbers 37 to 42[1]
Designated 14 July 1955
Reference No. 443089
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Octagon Chapel
Designated 14 July 1955[2]
Reference No. 443091
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Numbers 2 to 22
Designated 12 June 1950[3]
Reference No. 443087
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: No 24 (National Westminster Bank)
Designated 5 August 1975[4]
Reference No. 446686
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Numbers 25 to 36
Designated 12 June 1950[5]
Reference No. 443088
Milsom Street, Bath is located in Somerset
Milsom Street, Bath
Location of Milsom Street in Somerset

Milsom Street in Bath, Somerset, England was built in 1762 by Thomas Lightholder. The buildings were originally grand town houses, but most are now used as shops, offices and banks. Most have three storeys with mansard roofs and Corinthian columns.

Numbers 2 to 22 are grade II listed.[3] The bank at number 24 was built by Wilson and Willcox and includes baroque detail not seen on the other buildings.[4] Numbers 25 to 36 continue the architectural theme from numbers 2 to 22.[5]

Numbers 37 to 42 which are known as Somersetshire Buildings have been designated as Grade I listed buildings.[1]

The Octagon Chapel was a place of worship,[2] then a furniture shop by Mallett Antiques and is now a restaurant.[6] It is accessed beside number 46.[7]

As a fashionable Georgian thoroughfare, Milsom Street is quoted in several of the works of Jane Austen, including Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

In the 2010 Google Street View Best Streets Awards, Milsom Street was voted "Britain's Best Fashion Street" by the 11,000 participants.[8][9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nos 37 & 38 Nos 39 & 40 Nos 41 & 42". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Octagon Chapel". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Numbers 2 to 22". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  4. ^ a b "No 24 (National Westminster Bank )". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  5. ^ a b "Numbers 25 to 36". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  6. ^ "The Octagon, Bath". RLG architects. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  7. ^ "Numbers 43 to 47". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  8. ^ "Google Street View Awards 2010". Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  9. ^ "The Shambles, York, named Britain's 'most picturesque'". BBC News. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2010.