070711.Sion Hill, Sion Hill PlaceJuly 11, 2007 at 3:52 PM | Posted in Bath | 1 Comment
Sion Hill Place: “Simple and elegant, by John Pinch the Elder, c. 1817-1820, the nine four-storey houses are one of the latest palace-frontedterraces in Bath and, on this remote site, the nothernmost of the urban set pieces. A Bath painter, William Cowell Hayes, built the first houses, Nos. 1-4, and Daniel Aust, builder of Walcot, constructed the central house, No. 5 and perhaps others. No. 5 is of three bays pedimented, and breaks slightly forward. On either side, three two bay houses terminated by three-bay end houses, correspondingly projecting, with big segmental bows. The ground floor gas banded rustication with voussoirs over rectangular window and round-headed door openings. Upper storeys very restrained with window openings entirely unmoulded, full-height on the first floor.” –Michael Forsyth, Bath (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003), 169. Plan from Walter Ison’s Georgian Buildings of Bath (1980).