A brush with Bath’s heritage

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.

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