What is the meaning of the symbolism of The Circus? Many people link it with Freemasonry – but Wood was not a Freemason. Like his great hero, Newton, he was fascinated by alchemy. At the heart of alchemy is the marriage of the sun and the moon, two deities to which Wood thought the Druids had dedicated Bath. Join Kirsten Elliott in a tour of John Wood’s Temple to the Sun, the Circus, to learn more about the mysterious beliefs manifested in its architectural details.
Kirsten has written many books about walking and heritage in Bath. They are available here.