Turnstile turnaround.

Photo taken by Dr Michael Pritchard.

They may be small but many would agree – l am sure – that they are perfectly formed. I am talking about the two ornamental kiosks flanking the double-gated entrance to the Recreation Ground at the bottom of William Street.

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Bath Newseum follower, Dr Michael Pritchard spotted the fact they were being boarded up and thought we might like to see some photographic evidence.

Michael is a photographic historian, researcher and writer by profession and very kindly sent along some images for us to see.

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The hoarding starting to go up. Photo taken by Dr Michael Pritchard.

These two charming little wooden kiosks – with their ogee crested ornamental roofs – are Grade 11 listed. According to Pevsner, they date from around 1895 – although the British Listed Buildings website has them as circa 1930.

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Photo taken by Dr Michael Pritchard.

John Flinn who is CEO of Bath Recreation Limited told Bath Newseum:

‘The Turnstile Gates are undergoing much-needed refurbishment and restoration work.

The work is subject to Listed Building consent (17/03117/LBA) and Historic England were consulted during that process.

Once complete (expected to be about 7 weeks) the Gates will be the primary pedestrian access to the Rec.’