Because John Wood I was interested in Roman architecture and because he knew that Bath had been an earlier Roman city, he designed a number of Roman-style monuments for Bath. The Circus, first conceived as an area for sports, became a circle of town houses with three streets entering the circle, one of which leads to the Royal Crescent.
The classical facadeLike the elevation of the Colosseum, the Circus facade uses different classical orders for each register: Doric at the bottom with triglyphs and metopes, then Ionic, and at the top the Corinthian order.
The bottom, middle and top registers
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