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No. 45 Walcot Street and attached flight of steps to the left

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Bath and North East Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3853 / 51°23'7"N

Longitude: -2.3597 / 2°21'35"W

OS Eastings: 375062

OS Northings: 165198

OS Grid: ST750651

Mapcode National: GBR 0QH.473

Mapcode Global: VH96M.1FVW

Entry Name: No. 45 Walcot Street and attached flight of steps to the left

Listing Date: 23 November 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1406077

Location: Bath and North East Somerset, BA1

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Bath St Michael Without

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Summary

Shop and tall flight of steps to left leading to rear of Bladud Buildings (qv). Early C19 with modern replica shops to right.

Description

MATERIALS: limestone ashlar with a hipped pantile roof with small moulded stack to left.

PLAN: single unit plan.

EXTERIOR: two storeys to front and a single storey to the rear, due to sloping site. It has a three-window front and a coped parapet, stopped cornice and cornice band, and a first-floor cill band to C20 three-over-six sash windows. There is a C20 shop in C19 style with margin paned overlight to set back door to the right and an ashlar plinth. To the right are Pennant Stone steps, approximately 2m wide with a simple wrought iron hand rail. They rise steeply to the landing to the rear of shop and continue to rise, curving to left.

INTERIOR: not inspected.


History

Walcot Street forms the spine of the ancient suburb of Walcot which has long been an area associated with trades and crafts as one of the principle routes into the centre of the City of Bath.

Reasons for Listing

* Architectural interest: a good example of an early-C19 commercial building which has undergone some later alterations;
* Group value: with other listed buildings on Walcot Street.

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