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10 June 2014

1908 – Swimming Baths, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Architect: Kaye-Parry & Ross Originally opened in 1842 and rebuilt by the town council in 1908. In 1843, John Croswaithe built baths on the corner of Scotsman’s Bay. Originally known as the Royal...

01 May 2014

1898 – School & Swimming Baths, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Architect: A. Hessell Tiltman & Cecil Jackson “The building shown by the view and groundplan illustrated in this issue is now in course of erection for the Chesterfield School Board, from the designs...

12 March 2014

1906 – Pier & Public Baths, Warrenpoint, Co. Down

Architect: Kaye-Parry & Ross Public baths and pier still largely intact but derelict after being closed in recent years. The pier was elevated over the swimming areas which were separated into men and...

14 February 2014

1898 – Public Baths, Romford, London

Architect: Harrington & Ley Harry Harrington and Algernon Sydney Richard Ley practised in partnership in London from 1896 to 1906. “This design was recently selected in competition for new baths by the urban...

01 October 2013

1919 – Public Baths, Five Lane Ends, Idle, Bradford, Yorkshire

Architect: William Williamson Perhaps never constructed, but the site suggested is now in use for residential buildings. Published in The Building News, January 15 1919: “These baths are to be erected on a...

01 July 2013

1874 – Floating Swimming Baths, Charing Cross, London

Architect: Driver & Rew Published in The Building News, July 3, 1874: “Our illustration gives a view of the interior of the Charing-cross Bath, now in the course of completion, and which, when...

01 March 2013

1860 – Turkish Baths, Lincoln Place, Dublin

Architect: Richard Barter Definitely one of the more bizarre buildings to have graced Dublin. The main frontage of the Lincoln Place Baths was about 186 feet in length. Separate facilities were provided for...

26 January 2013

1916 – Public Baths, Maisonneuve, Montreal

Architect: Marius Dufresne This magnificent public building was constructed between 1914 and 1916, near the end of the City Beautiful movement. It included a swimming pool and municipal office of public baths.

28 February 2012

1871 – Southsea Baths & Assembly Rooms, Hampshire

Architect: Davis & Emanuel Published in The Building News, October 6 1871.

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