image © Victoria Art Gallery Bath & North East Somerset Council | Licence: All Rights Reserved
image © Victoria Art Gallery Bath & North East Somerset Council | Licence: All Rights Reserved

The Old Market Place, Bath

1772

Edward Eyre

From the collection

Title

The Old Market Place, Bath

Date

1772

Artist

Description

This shows the old Guildhall, dating from the 1620s, shortly before its demolition. It was the headquarters of city administration, the Mayor’s office and the council’s meeting place. It also hosted banquets, balls and public meetings. Behind the old Guildhall, to the left, the first wall of its replacement is just visible. Because of political intrigue, it remained like this for seven years until work finally resumed in 1775. The statues of Old King Cole and King Edgar in the niches under the gables were moved to number 8 Bath Street, and are still there today.

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Location

Guildhall, Bath, England

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Medium

Credits

Image Credit

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