Bandstand - Royal Victoria Park - Bath, Somerset
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 51° 23.116 W 002° 22.126
30U E 543925 N 5692858
Quick Description: The Royal Victoria Park Bandstand was created for the park in the 1880s, designed by Charles Edward Davis, son of Edward Davis who originally designed the park in the 1820s.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/1/2017 12:57:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMWYXE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The Royal Victoria Park Bandstand was created for the park in the 1880s, designed by Charles Edward Davis, son of Edward Davis who originally designed the park in the 1820s. It is a recently refurbished listed building.

"Bandstand. c1887. By Major Charles Davis.
MATERIALS: Limestone ashlar plinth and rear, cast iron columns supporting lead fish scale roof, timber lining to interior. Semi elliptical plan with rectangular block to rear. Shallow coved semi elliptical roof has elliptical dome to centre, dentil fascia curves to follow the contours, and rests on flanking pilasters with dentil cornices. Two columns to each side of central dome have elaborate scrolled tops with lyre motifs, and moulded bases. Fronting stage is a cast iron trellised balustrade. Rear of inside divided into nine horizontally planked panels with vertical ribs converging at base of dome, between ribs segmental arched panels to base concealing jib door to left of centre. Four windows to rear.
HISTORY: This is a relatively unusual type of bandstand, designed with acoustic principles firmly in mind. It is axially aligned with the centre of the Royal Crescent. Victoria Park was laid out in 1830 on the former Barton Fields, an area of common land and was opened by the Duchess of Kent with her daughter, Princess Victoria, on October 23rd 1830. It was the country's first municipal park."

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