2 Darlington Place, Bathwick, Bath
2 Darlington Place forms part of a Grade II section of early 19th century terraced dwellings, situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. The building forms part of the grouped value and setting of other individually Grade II listed terraced dwellings along Darlington Place. Whilst there is a greater diversity of height, architectural detailing, and material additions and extensions to the southern end of the terrace, 1-7 Darlington Place remain unified in their strong visual uniformity and balance, and use of defining features such as a two storey ‘stack’ on the street-facing, ‘rear’ elevation as part of the main access to each dwelling. A coherent approach is taken to the boundary treatment along the terrace, utilising a low stone wall with inset wrought/cast iron railings, and stone piers framing the main path to the front door. At certain properties this has been integrated with green planting and hedging to reinforce the railing line.
The railings at No. 2 have since been removed and replaced with timber boarding to the detriment of the setting of a listed building. The installation of traditional-style wrought iron railings would therefore reinstate a missing historic feature to the benefit of the listed building, as well as the cohesive appearance and character of the wider Grade II terrace.