Second Floor, 9 Lansdown Place West, Lansdown, Bath
9 Lansdown Place West forms part of the Grade II late 18th century terrace of monumental townhouses situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. It significantly contributes towards the grouped historic and architectural value of the complementary planned setting of the Grade I Lansdown Crescent, as well as the flanking Grade II Lansdown Place East. The area remains hugely significant in its presentation of Georgian monumental architecture and town planning, and the designed visual homogeneity and harmony throughout the Lansdown Crescent assemblage which contributes to Bath’s World Heritage OUV.
BPT does not typically comment on internal works without the benefit of a site visit. However, we note proposals for the fitting of new high-density plasterboard ceilings over the existing lath and plaster ceilings in the hallway and kitchen, and the retrospective retention of the plasterboard ceiling in the bathroom. It remains unclear as to the age of these ceilings and they have not been included for further assessment of significance or the impact of works as part of the Heritage Statement. There is a further lack of information as to how the proposed suspended ceilings would be fixed and what resulting impact there would be on historic fabric. We recommend that these missing details are clarified to enable a fully-informed consideration of works in relation to the special architectural and historic interest of a listed building.