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Belvedere Terrace & Royal Crescent
The view to the left is, sadly, the only detailed view of Belvedere that I have. However some impression of it’s architectural splendour can be seen. The terrace took a while to be completed but managed to maintain a continuity of features. The central window in each property at first floor level and the arched feature above each entrance. A pity therefore that the intrusion of one retail unit at ground floor level interrupts the effect. Below is Royal Crescent, building commenced around 1795 and was completed about 1805. Not truly a ‘Crescent’ however. The design is simpler than Belvedere but the two blend easily. This view can be dated between 1892 and 1897 as the gap created by the demolition of Stacies Hotel can be seen and The Royal Hotel has yet to be completed.
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