Circus, Bath

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    I wouldn't mind living here!

    by sue_stone Written Sep 21, 2004

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    The Circus

    The Circus is a magnificent circle of 30 Georgian townhouses, with a small park in the centre.

    Quiet an impressive street, and the kind of place I would love to live!

    If only the sun would come out!

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    Bath Circus

    by mardaska Written Sep 3, 2004

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    Bath Circus

    Bath Circus is a Roman-style monument designed by John Wood.

    The Circus, first conceived as an area for sports, became a circle of town houses with three streets entering the circle, one of which leads to the Royal Crescent.

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    by AcornMan Written May 15, 2004

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    The Circus was part of John Woods' master plan to recreate the monuments of Roman Bath. It became the centerpiece of the re-developed city along with the Royal Crescent and Queens Square. The circus is seen as an inverted replica of the Colusseum on a much smaller scale. In plan, the circus is similar to the Rond-points of French Garden format such as at Monsarts Place des Victoires.

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    Circus

    by hunterking Written May 1, 2004
    gorgeous day

    nothing special there... just the long building is in the shape of semi circus. But it had a nice weather... sunny day during my day!!~
    look at the pic.. blue sky and green field.. however.. u could get it anywhere rite!~

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    Regency Circle overlooking the Town

    by pedersdottir Updated Apr 4, 2004

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    Townhouse circle

    Looking at the town houses that comprise the Circus today, it is difficult to believe they were part of a speculative suburban building boom between 1760 and 1790. Elegantly uniform on the outside, the houses were sold as 'shells' for individual buyers or builders to finish the interiors and rear yards as best they could.

    By maintaining the classical principals of proportion throughout the city, John Wood, father and son, achieved the effect of making Bath look like 'a city of palaces'. (Fanny Burney writing in 1791)

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    nice park surrounded by Georgian architecture

    by rwlittle Written Mar 16, 2004
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    The Circus is like a big roundabout, with a nice neighbourhood park at its center. All the surrounding buildings are the epitome of Georgian architecture. The painter Thomas Gainborough lived at number 17.

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    The Circus

    by Imbi Written Jan 11, 2003

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    The Circus was designed by John Wood the Elder, but was completed by his equally famous son John Wood the Younger. The design is a circle made up of three crescents and is said to be based on the Coliseum in Rome. At the time this was the first fully circular street in Britain and so it was viewed by many as a considerable achievement. It is well worth looking closely at the detail of the architecture, in particular the frieze that commemorates the achievements of the day. The columns on the facade are also interesting, for all three types of classical column are represented - Doric on street level, Ionic in the middle and Corinthian at the top. Among several famous residents who have lived on the circus, the artists Thomas Gainborough lived at number 17 and William Pitt the Elder at Number 8.

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    The Circus

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 2, 2013
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    The Circus consists of Georgian style houses built around a roundabout in Bath in 1768 by John Wood the Elder.

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    Georgian Architechture

    by jusdenise93 Written Jul 18, 2009

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    The Circus is an example of Georgian architecture in the city of Bath. Divided into three sections, it is of circular shape surrounded by large houses.

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    Perfect Circle

    by Dyesebel Updated Aug 26, 2006

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    What an Architecture!!!This perfect "Circus" makes Bath more interesting city! It's just AMAZING!

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    The Circus

    by aah_stone Written May 13, 2004

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    The Circus

    In addition to The Royal Crescent you should also go and see The Circus, a circular arrangement of rather beautiful houses.

    Plenty of seats to sit and admire the architecture.

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    The Circus

    by barryg23 Updated Jun 16, 2003

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    Circus

    Doric, Ionic and Corinthian architecture (which I always mix up) can be seen in the Circus, a residential area of Bath. I'd love to have a house here!

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    The Circuse

    by Sharon Written Jan 6, 2003

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    A beautiful Old Circuse where you can see a very old desining of house around it. it was a first circus that was desined like that and its devided to three parts that looks even.

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