Taking advantage of the lack of movement of boats on the canal, the CRT dredged the K&A from the Bath bottom lock through Sydney Buildings to Cleveland House.
Collaboration between Sydney Buildings residents and Bathnes Council culminated in the new LED lanterns being installed earlier this year.
The result is high quality low energy lighting, provided by replicas of the original electric lanterns in our street.
The project has been celebrated in this video:
Heritage LED Cast Crown Lantern
Sydney Buildings is a road on the edge of Bath, which is a UN World Heritage Site. It follows a contour on the lower slopes of the hill leading up to the Bath University campus. Beside it is the Kennet and Avon Canal, connecting Bath to a national network of inland waterways. There are still reminders of the working days of the canal, but the road has always been predominantly residential. It is an easy walk to the Roman Baths, the Spa, Bath Abbey, Bath’s Georgian architectural treasures and most of the city’s sights and amenities. Like Australia’s biggest city, Sydney Buildings and a number of nearby roads and gardens are named after Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney, who was a British government minister (Home Secretary) under George III.
This website provides information about Sydney Buildings and the activities of the Sydney Buildings Householders’ Association.