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|Bath Upper Assembly Rooms
Written by Cheryl
(10/24/2011 12:19 a.m.)
The Upper Assembly Rooms, which is the scene of much drama this week, were opened in 1771. Known as the New or Upper Rooms (to distinguish them from the older Assembly Rooms in the lower part of the town) they were designed by John Wood the Younger. The picture above is the exterior of the building, and those below from the inside, with the appropriate quote so you can picture Anne and Frederick in them. The link at the end is to the official website for the Assembly Rooms.
"Sir Walter, his two daughters, and Mrs. Clay were the earliest of all their party at the rooms in the evening; and as Lady Dalrymple must be waited for, they took their station by one of the fires in the Octagon Room." (ch 20)
"She was just in time to see him turn into the Concert Room … Anne saw nothing, thought nothing of the brilliancy of the room. Her happiness was from within." (ch 20)
Here's a very cool 360 degree view of the Upper Rooms from the Octagon Antechamber. Clicking on the names of the rooms on the map will take you inside that room for another 360 view.
|Assembly rooms website|
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