The Royal Crescent, Bath on a cold and sunny January day is a sight to behold.
The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent in the city of Bath, England. Designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, it is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom and is a Grade I listed building. Although some changes have been made to the various interiors over the years, the Georgian stone façade remains much as it was when it was first built.
Of the Royal Crescent’s 30 townhouses, 10 are still full-size townhouses; 18 have been split into flats of various sizes; 1 is the No. 1 Royal Crescent museum and the large central house at number 16 is the Royal Crescent Hotel.
I did photograph all the doors, but felt that 27 white doors maybe a tad too much, even for the Thursday Door crowd! The trusty iPhone 6 was used for the photographs as it made me feel less of a door stalker than using the Nikon DLSR.
There are two brown doors and a yellow door at No 22. Whilst searching for information I found that the yellow door has a history.
In the 1970s the resident of No 22, Miss Wellesley-Colley, painted her front door yellow instead of the traditional white. Bath City Council issued a notice insisting it should be repainted. A court case ensued which resulted in the Secretary of State for the Environment declaring that the door could remain yellow.
Good on Miss W-C for wanting to stand out from the white crowd! Interesting to see the door is still yellow. I’m not sure how the brown doors got away with it, maybe the colour precedent was set by the yellow one.
Another place to put on the visit list if you happen to pass through Bath…
I felt a splash of red was needed to finish this off, berries in the park below the Royal Crescent…
Linking with Thursday Doors, a weekly event hosted by Norm Frampton. Door devotees sharing their doorscursions every Thursday, Lots of fun and lots to look at, pop on over for a peek….