Ssssssssh – it’s a hospital!

Reconstruction road works in Bath’s Saw Close has revealed the underlying setts that once made up the surface of Upper Borough Wall.

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The road surface being cut through in Upper Borough Walls.

With the National Hospital – better known today as ‘The Min’ and home of the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases – lying to one side – wooden blocks were used to deaden the noise of horses hooves and carriage wheels passing outside.

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Hopefully you can see the wooden road blocks beneath the concrete.