Partis College, Bath

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Partis College, Bath
Partis College.jpg
Location Bath, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°23′23″N 2°23′55″W / 51.38972°N 2.39861°W / 51.38972; -2.39861Coordinates: 51°23′23″N 2°23′55″W / 51.38972°N 2.39861°W / 51.38972; -2.39861
Built 1827
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 12 June 1950[1]
Reference no. 443111
Partis College, Bath is located in Somerset
Partis College, Bath
Location of Partis College, Bath in Somerset

Partis College on Newbridge Hill, Bath, Somerset, England, was built as large block of almshouses between 1825 and 1827. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1][2]

It was founded by Ann and Fletcher Partis for women "who had been left in reduced circumstances", and still provides accommodation, in 30 two-storey terraced houses set around three sides of a quadrangle, for women, aged over 50 in membership of the Church of England.[3] Fletcher Partis was a barrister who purchased the land for the almshouses, however he died and the further development was undertaken by his wife.[4]

The building is in a Greek Revival style. The main range has 32-bays with a centre piece with an unfluted Ionic portico fronting the chapel. On each side are wings with five apartments and beyond them pavilions. The east and west ranges each have 16 bays.[2]

The lodge, walls, gates and gatepiers are also listed buildings.[5][6][7]

In 1862, George Gilbert Scott redesigned the original chapel,[3] which had been built by Henry Goodridge.[1] In 1929 a new block was added to provide a nursing wing, after funds were given by Dame Violet Wills.[4] In 2015 Right Reverend Peter Hancock the Bishop of Bath and Wells became the patron of the almshouses.[8]

Central section of Partis College from quadrangle

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  1. ^ a b c "Partis College, including lodge and wrought iron gates". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Partis College". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "History". Partis College. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Design and Access Statement incorporating a Statement of Historic Significance 3 673 – Partis College Newbridge, Bath" (PDF). BBS Architects. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Lodge of Partis College". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Gatepiers and gates of Partis College". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Boundary walls of Partis College". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Bishop of Bath and Wells takes over as patron for Partis College Almshouses". Bath Chronicle. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 

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