Good to see work continuing a pace on the delicate job of removing paint from columns forming one side of the Bath Street colonnade.
This 18th century thoroughfare – providing a link (and cover in bad weather for those in sedan chairs) between the King’s Bath and the Cross Bath – has many buildings with Grade 1 listed status.
The columns on one side were painted as part of a store renovation but – as it turns out – without permission.
It’s a heritage area and such ‘sprucing up’ would not be allowed.
Meanwhile, outside the main entrance to the Thermae Bath Spa are other columns that have been over-painted at some point, and there was evidence today of ‘filler’ being applied prior to another coating?
I noticed a planning officer from B&NES, in conversation with others outside the entrance, and sincerely hope that these columns will also soon be returned to their natural state.