Laura Place, Bath

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Laura Place
Laura Place Bath.jpg
Location Bathwick, Bath, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°23′02″N 2°21′20″W / 51.38389°N 2.35556°W / 51.38389; -2.35556Coordinates: 51°23′02″N 2°21′20″W / 51.38389°N 2.35556°W / 51.38389; -2.35556
Built 1788
Architect Thomas Baldwin and John Eveleigh
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Numbers 1 to 12
Designated 12 June 1950[1]
Reference no. 442847
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Fountain
Designated 11 August 1972[2]
Reference no. 442900
Laura Place, Bath is located in Somerset
Laura Place, Bath
Location of Laura Place in Somerset
Fountain in Laura Place, Bath

Laura Place Bathwick, Bath, Somerset, England, consists of four blocks of houses around an irregular quadrangle at the end of Pulteney Bridge. It was built by Thomas Baldwin and John Eveleigh between 1788 and 1794.[1]

Numbers 4, 5 and 6 are combined with Numbers 1 to 7 Great Pulteney Street, and others with Henrietta Street.

History[edit]

The fountain at the center of the quadrangle was not part of the original plan; it was added in the late 19th century.[2] After completion of the main street in 1877 local residents petitioned and successfully raised significant funds to build a grand column (rather like Nelson's Column in London). However, as construction of the column started, the residents realised that the addition would tower over the area (it would be 50% taller than the houses), and so they then petitioned for it to be cancelled. After some negotiations, the column was pulled down and the much smaller fountain added instead. It consists of a circular stone basin with four radial projections surmounted by an urn with gadrooned bowl.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Numbers 1 to 12". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Fountain". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-16.