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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
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ST 75259 65005


ARGYLE STREET (North side)

No. 7 (Formerly Listed as: ARGYLE STREET (North side) Nos. 1-7 (Consec)) 12/06/50


Shop, now restaurant, with accommodation over. c1789 with early C19 and C20 alterations. By Thomas Baldwin. MATERIALS: Bath limestone ashlar with Welsh slate roofs. PLAN: Double depth plan on wedge shaped site. EXTERIOR: No. 7 matches No. 6, flanking the slightly recessed Goodridge front of the Argyle Congregational Chapel, making a balanced overall composition of nine bays, three:three:three, of similar character to the original wholly Baldwin design except that the centre was then further recessed. three storeys, attic and basement, three bays to Argyle Street, one to Laura Place. Projecting timber shop front with fluted Corinthian columns at either corner, stall-riser, plate glass windows and central door. This is a mid C19 shop front very like that to No. 6 (qv), altered later. First floor has sill band, sashes with plain reveals, six/six, the right hand one is blind. Pompeian scroll above. Second floor windows as first. Band, modillion cornice parapet, mansard roof with flat topped dormer, stone stack with pots. Return elevation to Laura Place of one bay. Giant fluted Corinthian order over rusticated basement, six/six sashes. No.7 has a return elevation flanking the south elevation of Pulteney Bridge. Rubble, with windows of various sizes and dates, one arch-headed six/six sash. Three vent pipes at ground floor level are a poor visual feature. INTERIOR: Not inspected. HISTORY: Argyle Street, first Argyle Buildings, was the extension of the line of Adam's Pulteney Bridge (qv) into Sir William Pulteney's Bathwick estate. The estate passed to his daughter Henrietta Laura in 1792, but building work had already begun on Laura Place in 1788. This terrace, with its southern opposite number, forms a monumental extension northwards from Robert Adam¿s Pulteney Bridge.

Listing NGR: ST7525965005


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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