Henrietta House Radisson, 27 – 29 Henrietta Street, Bathwick, Bath
27-29 Henrietta Street form part of a group of Grade I late 18th century terrace of townhouses situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. 27-29 Henrietta Street now currently functions as a hotel. The terrace forms part of the setting of the Grade I late 18th century terrace of townhouses adjacent at 6-19 Henrietta Street. The terrace retains a strong architectural uniformity in design and detailing with stepped frontages in Bath stone ashlar and elliptical sash windows and door openings on the ground floor, although 27-29 Henrietta Street does deviate due to the historic archway through the front façade with rear access to Henrietta Mews. Consequently, the rear of the terrace is publicly visible in short-range views to the east, with a number of later extensions and alterations indicating a narrative of change as part of the terrace’s distinctive backland character.
We are supportive of the ‘like-for-like’ reinstatement of a historic stone pier which suffered vehicular damage. Reassembly of the pier should be in traditional methods with lime mortar to appropriately complement the material interest of the listed building.
It is unfortunate that historic fabric has been lost as a result of a vehicle collision. We emphasise the benefits of appropriate protection measures, such as ‘boxing in’ historic features, to appropriately mitigate the risk of accidental harm to historic fabric.