5 Lansdown Road, City Centre, Bath
5 Lansdown Road is a Grade II mid-18th century terraced house, situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. It forms part of a series of adjoining, separately listed Grade II mid-18th century dwellings at 2-8 Lansdown Road, on the corner junction with Camden Crescent and Upper Hedgemead Road. The building forms a well-balanced three bay façade in Bath stone ashlar around the centralised front door with a 19th century ornate stone porch overhang. Other later interventions include the 20th century canted oriel windows at first floor level. The main focus of this application is the boundary treatment consisting of mild steel railings set in a stone plinth (since removed following a vehicle collusion), examples of which are seen consistently running up Lansdown Road to 8 Lansdown Road. Whilst likely not original to the property, the closely interconnected spatial and material relationship between the railings and the building means that the railings are considered to sit within the Grade II curtilage of the building.
We are supportive of the proposed reinstatement of the metal boundary railings in a like-for-like style, with heritage gains to the appearance and setting of a Grade II building, as well as the established boundary style of the streetscape and Bath conservation area.
Proposals also include necessary stonework repairs to positively address damage resulting from the vehicle collision. The D&A Statement indicates that “it is intended to replace the stone plinth”, and “there was also minor damage to the front porch which will be repaired by piecing in ashlar stone and making good.” Considering the degree of stonework damage to be made good, the submission of a repairs schedule or methodology would be very helpful to assess the degree of damage and the scope of repair works proposed.