Top Floor, 9 Cleveland Place West, Walcot, Bath
9 Cleveland Place West forms part of a Grade II listed section of early 19th century terraced houses at 5-10 Cleveland Place West, situated within the Bath City-Wide Conservation Area and World Heritage Site. It forms part of the wider setting and interconnected group value of the Grade II residential terrace including 1-6 Cleveland Terrace, 4 Cleveland Place West, and The Curfew public house. Cleveland Place West forms part of an architectural pair with the adjacent Grade II terrace on the corner of Cleveland Place East, particularly where the projecting bays at 7 Cleveland Place West & 6 Cleveland Place East align with one another, but this similarity was undercut by the addition of the mid-19th century Dispensary building.
We are supportive of proposed remedial roof works to remove the existing concrete Double Roman tiles to be replaced in a natural slate across the rear roof pitch. The proposed natural slate is intended to match the existing use of natural slate across the front roof pitch, though provision of further information regarding the type of slate to be used, such as Spanish or Welsh, is encouraged in relation to the existing slate type already in situ on the building. We maintain that the use of a natural slate would reinstate a more sympathetic and traditional material finish in keeping with the special interest of the listed building. The proposed works to the rear roof pitch would seek to establish a cohesive slate finish across the whole roof, and would enhance the appearance of the listed building in the wider townscape and conservation area.
Where any stripping works to the roof are being undertaken, this could be a positive opportunity for the installation of roof insulation, or upgrading of any roof insulation already in situ, to improve the thermal efficiency of the building.