The Royal Crescent


John Wood II
1767-75



Partial view of the semi-elliptical block

Designed by the son of the architect of the Bath Circus and on Brock Street leading from it, the Royal Crescent is comprised of thirty houses. Like a half-Colosseum, this structure uses a gigantic order of engaged Ionic columns on high bases. The idea of blocks of town houses like this and the Circus was very influential.

Views of the facade and the end of the block




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