Laying of the foundation stone of The Circus, Bath 1754
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Laying of the foundation stone of The Circus, Bath 1754

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Description

Extract from Gents Magazine dated 7th February 1754. The first stone of the building which is to be called the King's Circus, and which is to consist of 33 elegant houses, was laid. It is to be of a circular area of 318 feet diameter, surrounded by three equal and similar piles of building, in theatrical style. In the centre is to be an equestrian statue of his Majesty; and 3 streets, 52 feet wide, are to lead to it, each terminated with a fine building. But the principal approach will be one of the streets, called Barton Street, leading from Queen's Square to the Circus, in length 660 feet.
 

Image Reference

12221
 

Collection Reference

Hunt Vol IV p121
 

Original Width (mm)

54
 

Original Height (mm)

41
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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