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Wall, Railings and Gate to the West of the Kennet and Avon Canal

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

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Latitude: 51.3865 / 51°23'11"N

Longitude: -2.3483 / 2°20'53"W

OS Eastings: 375858

OS Northings: 165334

OS Grid: ST758653

Mapcode National: GBR 0QJ.13C

Mapcode Global: VH96M.7DXY

Plus Code: 9C3V9MP2+JM

Entry Name: Wall, Railings and Gate to the West of the Kennet and Avon Canal

Listing Date: 15 October 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1395292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 510703

ID on this website: 101395292

Location: Sydney Gardens, Bathwick, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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656-1/32/1649 (West side)

Wall, railings and gate to the west
of the Kennet and Avon Canal


Wall, railings and gate. c1800, but with subsequent restorations.
MATERIALS: Limestone ashlar wall, cast iron railings and gate.
EXTERIOR: Plain coped retaining wall approx 2m high and 30m long between two footbridges (qv) sweeps down in quadrants at centre to each side of elaborate pedestrian gate of geometric design with ovals to horizontal central panel and diagonal bars to three panels to top and base. To each side quadrant-shaped spaces have matching cast iron panels. Horizontal upper rails curve up at sides and panels have cast iron ball finials. Approx 3m to east, across footpath along verge of Kennet and Avon Canal, three similar panels of railing with swept supports to rear.
HISTORY: John Rennie laid out the course of the canal here in 1796 and construction was underway by 1799. When completed, this intrusion, through careful design insisted upon by the Proprietors of Sydney Gardens, added to the visual charms of Sydney Gardens.
SOURCES: Brenda Snaddon, 'The Last Promenade. Sydney Gardens, Bath' (2000), 19-20.

Listing NGR: ST7585865334

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