World Heritage Site - Stall Street
What is it?
The United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World
Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural
heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention,
established in 1972. There are 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in
the United Kingdom and the British Overseas Territories. The City
was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987 and
again as Bath Spa
(as a component of the Great Spas of
) in July 2021.
Where is it in Bath?
One plaque is fixed to railings next to the west entrance to the
Pump Room (opposite the Primark store). The World Heritage Site
logo is set into the paving at the junction of Bath Street and
Stall Street (see below):
The text reads
"The City of Bath - World Heritage Site The World Heritage
Symbol commemorates the inscription by UNESCO of the City of
Bath on the World Heritage List in 1987. This identifies the
city as a masterpiece of human creative genius whose protection
must be the concern of all."
plaque is fixed to the railings in front of the Pump Room
extension in Abbey Churchyard.
Location map of plaque:
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