Most Impressive Examples Of Crescent Shape Architecture

A crescent is an architectural structure where a number of houses, normally terraced houses, are laid out in an arc to form a crescent shape. Here are some of the most impressive examples of crescent shape architecture

Royal Crescent, Bath, England

The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent in the city of Bath, England. Designed by the architect John Wood, the Younger, and built between 1767 and 1774, it is among the most-known examples of crescent architecture.

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The Circus, Bath, England


Buxton Crescent, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

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Park Circus, Glasgow, Scotland

Park Circus forms a centerpiece of the Park District, Glasgow, Scotland. It has two gently curving crescents of large 19th-century townhouses, including 22 Park Circus, and an oval garden in the center.

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No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, England

Built between 1767 and 1774, the Royal Crescent is justly considered one of the finest achievements of eighteenth-century urban architecture. No.1 was the first example of crescent shape architecture and originally provided luxury accommodation for aristocratic visitors who came to take the waters and enjoy the social season.

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Cavendish Crescent (lower right), Somerset Place (middle left), Lansdown Crescent (top right), Bath, England