Presentation on theme: "A Walk through Bath. “The Lantern of the West“ - Bath Abbey The site of the Temple of Sulis Minerva - the Roman Baths A Huguenot refugee famous for her."— Presentation transcript:
“The Lantern of the West“ - Bath Abbey The site of the Temple of Sulis Minerva - the Roman Baths A Huguenot refugee famous for her buns -Sally Lunn
Here you could “taste the waters“ - the Pump Room Britain’s first circular street - The Circus Here you could “taste the waters“ - the Pump Room Britain’s first circular street - The Circus
The most fashionable shopping street in Bath - Milsom Street The author of “Emma“ - Jane Austen Here Captain Wentworth proposed to Anne Elliot - Gravel Walk
This consists of 30 grand houses, ornamented with 114 Ionic columns - Royal Crescent This was the place where you came to dance, listen to music, drink tea, talk and flirt - the Assembly Rooms
The Roman Baths The Celts adopted the hot spring as the home of their goddess Sulis. After 65 AD the Romans built a grand spa with bathing facilities. The majestic temple they built was dedicated to the Roman goddess of healing Minerva and the Celtic goddess Sulis. The settlement around the spa was named Aquae Sulis. The Great Bath was 1.5m deep.
Bathing was extremely popular, it also provided an opportunity for social interaction. Although mixed bathing was not uncommon, later different opening times for men and women were introduced. Aquae Sulis flourished till the fourth century. The monastery of St Peter was established in the 8th century. The Normans replaced the old Saxon monastery by a new structure.
After the dissolution of monasteries the three springs the King‘s Bath, the Cross Bath and the Hot Bath passed to the civic authorities and the waters became more widely known in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Queen‘s Bath was added in 1576. The Pump Room