The ruins of No 4 Manvers Place.
Picture from the Bath Library collection
We had originally labelled this photograph as Manvers Street because that was the address on the photograph. However I was sent an e-mail from Nicholas Hurdman who had been researching his family tree who had a great great grandfather who lived at number 3 Manvers Place until 1894. Manvers Place was at the junction of Henry Street and Old Orchard Street. He had identified our photograph as Manvers Place because Weymouth House School can be seen behind the ruins, and it couldn't have been seen at that angle from Manvers Street.
A check of the wartime bomb damage records shows that Manvers Place was almost totally destroyed by the bombing, and the wartime photograph is consistent with that description.
The modern replacement for Manvers Place.
Manvers Place was reduced to uninhabitable ruins and was not rebuilt. Instead, some modern shops were built at the bottom of Stall Street and the goods entrance of Marks and Spencer now occupies that location.
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