Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Somerset Place On Sale

Somerset Place On Sale

They were nearly never built and suffered bomb damage in the Second World War but now for the first time in two centuries all the properties on one of Bath's famous crescents are going on the market.'For Sale' signs are set to go up on each of the 29 homes on the eye catching curve of Grade I listed buildings on Somerset Place in Bath.It’s thought to be the first time since the strip was completed in the early 19th century that an entire crescent has been made available at the same time.

The instantly recognisable architecture of the crescents are known around the world with thousands of tourists flocking to see the terraced properties every year.In 2010 the most famous of them, the Royal Crescent, took second place in Google’s 'Britain’s Most Picturesque Street' awards, beaten only by The Shambles in York.Somerset Place, built between 1790 and 1820 and last used by Bath Spa University, was bought in February by the Strategic Iconic Assets Heritage Acquisition Fund.







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