Kingsmead Square, Bath

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Kingsmead Square
Kings-Mead Square - geograph.org.uk - 1715987.jpg
Location Bath, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°22′52″N 2°21′47″W / 51.38124°N 2.36315°W / 51.38124; -2.36315Coordinates: 51°22′52″N 2°21′47″W / 51.38124°N 2.36315°W / 51.38124; -2.36315
Built 1730s
Architect John Strahan
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Rosewell House (number 12 to 14)
Designated 12 June 1950[1]
Reference no. 442757
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Number 5 to 10
Designated 12 June 1950[2]
Reference no. 442756
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Number 18
Designated 5 August 1975[3]
Reference no. 446121
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Numbers 16 and 17
Designated 5 August 1975[4]
Reference no. 446120
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Number 15
Designated 5 August 1975[5]
Reference no. 446119
Kingsmead Square, Bath is located in Somerset
Kingsmead Square, Bath
Location of Kingsmead Square in Somerset

Kingsmead Square in Bath, Somerset, England was laid out by John Strahan in the 1730s. Many of the houses are listed buildings.

Number 12, 13 and 14 is made up of Rosewell House, which forms one building with Numbers 1 and 2 Kingsmead Street. The house is named after T Rosewell, who commissioned it from Strahan and whose sign, a rose and a well, can be seen on the baroque facade[6] with the date 1736. It is a three-storey building with a mansard roof. The ground floor has been changed to include shop fronts, but a detached Ionic porch can still be seen. Dr Joseph Butler Bishop of Durham theologian, apologist, and philosopher died at Rosewell House 1752.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Rosewell House". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Numbers 5 to 10". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Number 18". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Numbers 16 and 17". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Number 15". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  6. ^ Gadd, David (1971). "III The making of Georgian Bath". Georgain Summer. Bath: Adams and Dart. pp. 51–52. ISBN 978-0239000835.