14 Old Bond Street, Bath
14 Old Bond Street forms part of a series of Grade II late 18th century terraced houses with commercial ground floors, situated in the core of the Bath conservation area and World Heritage site. The ground floor forms a mid-20th century double bow shop front designed by Earnest Tew, which is of an unusual and attractive appearance that complements the eclectic variety of traditional shop frontage designs visible along Old Bond Street.
We commend the minimal approach to the redecoration of the shop front and the use of traditional hand painted signage. Whilst we are cautious about the use of window vinyls, we appreciate an addition on this small scale would not deaden the frontage and is preferable to further painted text on the fascia. However, we note that there previously already was an indicator of the address of 14 Old Bond Street on the fanlight and query whether this was a modern addition that has since been removed.