Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1394516

Date first listed: 14-Jul-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 15-Oct-2010

Statutory Address: SHOPS NOS 9 TO 17 (CONSEC), 9 TO 17, PULTENEY BRIDGE


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Statutory Address: SHOPS NOS 9 TO 17 (CONSEC), 9 TO 17, PULTENEY BRIDGE

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

District: Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: ST 75197 64946


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PULTENEY BRIDGE 656-1/41/2442 (South side) Shops Nos 9 to 17 (consec) (Formerly Listed as: PULTENEY BRIDGE Pulteney Bridge & shops Nos 1-8 (consec) on N side & Nos 9-17 (consec) on S) 14/07/55


Shops. c1774, altered c1895, restored 1975 (plaque). By Robert Adam, for William Johnstone Pulteney. MATERIALS: Limestone ashlar with Welsh slate roofs. Row of shops superimposed on bridge, separately listed (qv). PLAN: Street elevation similar to, but markedly different from that recorded by Thomas Malton in 1788. STYLE: Palladian style. EXTERIOR: Two storeys, one:five:one:four:one bays, unbalancing of design due to western pavilion being moved towards east when Grand Parade was constructed in 1895 (see photograph from Bath Chronicle). End and central bays set slightly forward, and disposition of facade largely reflects downstream elevation. Ground floor has tripartite windows in arched recesses in either pavilion, while centrepiece (14) has large Doric Venetian window set into arched recess, which breaks pediment above. Flanked by door to left and six/six sash to right, panelled apron below, panels above, blind roundels above cornice, chimney as acroterion to pediment (nearly reproduction of original Adam treatment). Timber shopfronts with thin mullions and arched lights, mostly of 1975 restoration when 1880's shop of Duck, Son and Pinker at Nos 1 and 2 was taken as model. First floor windows also date from this restoration. Here three windows flank central feature, centre of which set forward and pedimented. First floor windows are three/six sashes. Pavilions have cornice, rectangular attic window and pediment over, domed lead roofs. Main ranges have cornice, parapet, and have roof largely hidden from street, low ashlar stacks. Return elevations have shop window (No.9) with panelled band over and pediment. No.17 similar, has tripartite window to ground floor. Doric porticos which fronted pavilions and are shown in Thomas Malton's drawing of 1788 are missing. Adam's original designs preserved in Soane Museum. INTERIORS: Not inspected. Scheduled Ancient Monument. SOURCES: Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bath: London: 1948-: 65; Field G: Shopfront Record, Bath City Council: 1992-; Lees-Milne J and Ford D: Images of Bath: London: 1982-; The Bath Chronicle: Images of Bath: Derby: 1994-: 41.

Listing NGR: ST7519764946


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