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Bath and Bristol, with the Counties of Somerset and Gloucester, Drawings by T.H. Shepherd, with Historical and Descriptive Illustrations (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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Bath and Bristol, with the Counties of Somerset and Gloucester, Drawings by T.H. Shepherd, with Historical and Descriptive...
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Bath and Bristol, with the Counties of Somerset and Gloucester, Drawings by T.H. Shepherd, with Historical and Descriptive Illustrations (Paperback)

John Britton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829. Excerpt: ... NEW IRON BRIDGE, BATH. The present age is distinguished for improvements in all the useful as well as ornamental arts; and iron, from" its abundance and comparative cheapness, has been employed for various purposes: hence cylinders, beams, and pumps for steam-engines, boats and barges for canals and navigable rivers, and, lastly, bridges have been constructed of this material. Iron bridges possess the advantages of lightness, strength, and durability, combined with a superior elegance of form; and as the termination of a great public road, as it enters the precincts of a first-rate city, this erection, in every respect of a superior description, is peculiarly appropriate. This new road is considerably shorter than the old one through Walcot; it enters the suburb of Bathwick nearly opposite to Sydney Gardens, and the City near its centre, by a second passage over the Avon at Pulteney Bridge. QUEEN SQUARE, BATH. This elegant Square is on the north-west, on high ground, airy, pleasant, and healthy; forming a conspicuous and highly ornamental object from almost every part of the City. It is in length from north to south, between the buildings, three hundred and sixteen feet; and from east to west, the breadth is three hundred and six feet. In the centre there is an enclosure, according to the original design, measuring equally on each side two hundred and six feet: there was originally a reservoir, supplied with clear water from a natural spring; and an obelisk rose from the centre of the reservoir to the height of seventy feet from the foundation; but as, from some cause or other, the spring that supplied the water has been destroyed, or carried off in some other direction, the place has been filled up, and earth raised against the base of the obelisk, by wh...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John Britton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-67556-0
Barcode: 9781235675560
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-67556-4

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