Bath’s tin tabernacle.

A change of direction this morning as l wanted to share one of Bath’s more unusual architectural features with you all.

It was a perfect sunrise to be making my way across the lower slope of Solsbury Hill and following a public footpath that leads through to Batheaston.

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I am sharing some of the shots with you.

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Shame about the fly-tipping. I noticed a child’s buggy and the packaging from a child’s car seat. Makes you wonder how that youngster is going to be raised?

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Welcome to our throwaway society!

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  1. The tabernacle is such a lovely structure. The tower is a particularly nice feature and not that common- as you say it was a ‘deluxe’ model. I believe the owner lives in the Snow Hill flats now- if you ask around in Bailbrook someone will know. He is quite a colourful character by all accounts. As the structure is both listed and unmortgagable someone will need a lot of cash! My experience on working on another was the metal sheet was fine but the timber elements were a write off at ground level. But hey, given the current climate maybe we should dismantle Beckfords Tower, sell the materials and rescue this cutie instead?

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  2. Our lovely local late 1880s tin tabernacles in Swineford, Bitton was the Swineford Congregational Church and after languishing derelict for many years has been reopened as a very successful nursery school.

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