58 Entry Hill, Lyncombe, Bath
58 Entry Hill forms a pair of late 18th – early 19th century houses situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. The semi-detached pair form a dual corner elevation on a steeply sloped elevation over the junction of Entry Hill Park and Entry Hill; 58 Entry Hill is orientated west with clear public views of its upper storey, roof profile, exposed southern gable end. The building is modest in scale and simply articulated in finely coursed Bath stone with one-over-one sash windows and a shallow pitched roof in clay pantiles in contrast to the double-M roof profile of its neighbour. Both buildings form part of a varied architectural vernacular and building age within this area and overlook the Grade II 17th century 54 Bladud to the north with a triple gable pitch roadside elevation. There is a lapsed 2002 consent for a proposed side extension to this property (see 02/02901/LBA).
We note that there does not appear to be a validated listed building application on the planning portal and trust that this is currently in the process of being submitted.
Considering the, at latest, early 19th century age of the property, the proposed replacement of the one-over-one sash windows on the principal elevation with six-over-six sash windows in a more typically Georgian fenestration style would be more appropriate to the original design and aesthetic integrity of the building. We note that no further details have been provided such as close-up drawings or sections of the proposed windows to ensure that the fenestration is of an appropriate thickness and profile to ensure an elegant and slender finish. The detailing is critical considering the high public visibility of the front elevation above the road.
Furthermore, we note that the type of glazing has not been specified (single, double, etc.). Considering the proposed replacement of all windows across the principal elevation (allowing for a consistent finish) and the current Climate Emergency, we suggest that a slim-profile ‘slimlite’ double glazing could be considered as an appropriate intervention, although further assessment would be required as to how the increased glazing thickness would affect the proposed window profile and whether this could be accommodated, as intended, in the original sash boxes.