The Pulteney Bridge

The Pulteney Bridge

The Pulteney Bridge was built in 1774 and is lined with shops along the road that passes over the bridge. In my humble opinion the stores along the bridge are something of a let-down.
The Empire

The Empire

Originally built in 1901 as an Hotel it has now become an apartment block.
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Pulteney Weir

A weir ON THE RIVER Avon has appeared on maps of Bath, England, ever since 1603. Located just downriver from the Pulteney Bridge, the Pulteney Weir was built in the late Middle Ages to prevent the river from flooding the town of Bath.
The weir—a low barrier built across a river in order to control water level and regulate flow—was completely rebuilt in the early 1970s and given a more effective and now iconic V-shape design. A sluice and controlled flood gates were also added in the upgrade. www.atlasobscura.com/places/pulteney-weir-and-bridge

Two of Baths Historical Landmarks

The city of Bath in South West England was founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans who used the natural hot springs as a thermal spa. It became an important centre for the wool industry in the Middle Ages but in the 18th century under the reigns of George l, ll and III it developed into an elegant spa city, famed in literature and art. https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/428/

Bath Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England and former Benedictine monastery in Bath. Founded in the 7th century, it was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries; major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. It is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West Country. The medieval abbey church served as a sometime cathedral of a bishop. After long contention between churchmen in Bath and Wells the seat of the Diocese of Bath and Wells was later consolidated at Wells Cathedral. The Benedictine community was dissolved in 1539 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_Abbey
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