Cavendish Place, Bath
|Cavendish Place, Bath|
|Location||Bath, Somerset, England|
|Architect||John Pinch the elder|
|Official name: Numbers 1 to 13|
|Designated||12 June 1950|
Nos. 1 and 2 are a continuation of Park Place, which faces south. No. 3 has a curved front, linking Nos. 1-2 to the rest of the terrace, which continues northwards, facing west. The houses in Park Place are smaller than Nos. 3-13 of Cavendish Place, so Pinch made No. 2 slightly shorter than No. 3 and No. 1 slightly shorter than No. 2, to avoid a sudden change in height between the two terraces.
Each building has 4 storeys plus a basement and rises 2 feet (61 cm) as the terrace climbs up the hill. To give visual continuity along the stepping terrace, the platband and the cornice are ramped up at the end of each house, instead of abruptly breaking and restarting at each step. This technique was used by Pinch at various sloping sites in Bath.
Unusually for a Bath terrace, some of the houses have painted exteriors. In other parts of the country, Georgian houses were painted, but Bath stone was usually considered presentable enough without paint.
Bombing and Reconstruction
- "Numbers 1 to 13". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
- Forsyth, Michael (2003). Pevsner Architectural Guides: Bath.
- _, Bath Preservation Trust (2009). The Building of Bath.