What is regarded by many as Bath‘s finest interior looks like getting a bit of a major overhaul. Bath and North East Somerset Council is putting in a planning application to itself to replace the flooring in the City’s magnificent Banqueting Hall.
It’s the star attraction within The Guildhall which was built in the late 18th Century and given additional wings in the late 19th.
The Banqueting Hall – or Ball Room – has seen many formal mayors’ dinners in its time.
Forsyth says it forms part of a ‘immensely extravagant building (which) may also be regarded as a riposte to the Upper Assembly Rooms from which many civic dignitaries, mainly tradespeople, were socially excluded.’
Of course the flooring is not contemporary with the original construction of the central portion of the Guildhall.
A spokesman for the Council told the Virtual Museum: