10 Lansdown Crescent, Lansdown
10 Lansdown Crescent forms part of the Grade I Georgian Crescent within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage site. It additionally forms the contextual setting of 10 Upper Lansdown Mews, a Grade II late Georgian mews dwelling. Lansdown Crescent’s monumental design, consistent Neoclassical appearance whilst utilising vernacular materials, and picturesque setting strongly contribute towards the Georgian town planning and architectural OUV of the Bath World Heritage site. We would emphasise that any application should seek to enforce 10 Lansdown Crescent’s aesthetic uniformity to enhance the architectural and historic value of a Grade I terraced Crescent.
BPT previously supported the consented application 20/00282/LBA. Following assessment of the current resubmission, we note that the application remains largely the same, with some minor internal alterations, and the closing up of the external ground floor door on the rear elevation to form a slimline 6-over-6 timber sash window in a like-for-like style with window 207.1 (first floor ensuite). We therefore maintain our previous comments as follows:
BPT is supportive of the proposed treatment to the building’s façade. The removal of non-historic and poor condition shutters would suitably enhance the appearance of a Grade I listed building. Due to the widespread removal of shutters across the Crescent, 10 Lansdown Crescent remains unusual in its retention of these fixings; their removal would therefore reinstate a desirable aesthetic consistency of benefit to the special qualities of the Crescent, the character and appearance of the conservation area, and the OUV of the World Heritage site.
The proposed rear extension is a suitably subservient and respectful contemporary intervention.
The repair of the scrolled stone capital on the front elevation of the building would positively reinstate an original architectural feature of merit.
In light of the declared Climate Emergency we are pleased to see the integration of slimline double glazing window replacements to the rear of the property and efforts to upgrade the thermal performance of the building. However, it would be beneficial if further information was provided regarding the historic significance of the existing windows.