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Great Pulteney Street

What is it?

"Great Pulteney Street is one of Bath's great architectural set pieces and among Britain's finest formal streets. It is 1,100 feet long by 100 feet wide (335 by 30 metres). The layout is monumental and the terraces are designed to look like palaces, so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts." [Forsyth 2003].

Where is it in Bath?

Great Pulteney Street leads from Laura Place, accessed from the city centre via Pulteney Bridge:
Great Pulteney Street plaque The plaque is fixed to the railings in front of Connaught Mansions, 2 Great Pulteney Street (formerly the Pulteney Hotel), which has the plaque to Edward, Lord Bulwer-Lytton fixed to its wall:

Great Pulteney Street plaque

The text reads

"Great Pulteney Street
Architects Thomas Baldwin and others
Erected 1789-92"

Location map of plaque:

Great Pulteney Street plaque location map

In addition to the plaque to Lord Bulwer-Lytton (see above), there are plaques to the following people in Great Pulteney Street:
William Smith
William Wilberforce
Napoleon III
Bishop Thirlwall
Earl Howe
Hannah More


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