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Public Baths

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingstone, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5513 / 53°33'4"N

Longitude: -1.4864 / 1°29'11"W

OS Eastings: 434124

OS Northings: 406192

OS Grid: SE341061

Mapcode National: GBR LW1C.ZP

Mapcode Global: WHDCQ.4ZGX

Entry Name: Public Baths

Listing Date: 13 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333767

Location: Barnsley, S70

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Kingstone

Built-Up Area: Barnsley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Barnsley St George's Parish Centre

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(west side),
9/78 Public Baths,
including No 2
- II
Public swimming baths and former caretaker's house now private house.
1872 by Wade and Turner. Ashlar front, dressed stone sides and rear. Welsh
slate roof. Two storeys and attic. Entrance block with pool at 90° to rear.
Entrance block, including house: symmetrical 5-bay facade. Bays 2, 3 and 4
break forward, bay 3 further. Ground floor: single-storey, gabled porches to
bays 2 and 4 have round-arched portals with pilaster jambs, engaged colonnettes
and pointed hoodmould. 2-light segmental-headed sash windows with engaged
colonnette mullions on raised, bracketed sills. Similar round-arched windows to
1st floor with pointed hoodmould, but small single lights to bays 2 and 4. Central
bay is gabled with small attic window. Deep Lombard frieze. Parapet, partly
round-arched with corbelled round corner piers. Gable copings. Tall ornamental
stack to right gable. Small central pyramidal roof. Rear elevation (bath building)
has 3 blind panels. Left return has 5½ bays of blind panels. At rear to right
an addition has tall, tapering ornamental chimney, square at base, octagonal at
top with bands, deep moulded cornice and ashlar cap.

Interior: the 20 yard pool and side cubicles have been refitted, but original
cast-iron columns and brackets (5 to sides and 2 to ends) support the former
spectators' gallery, now boxed in by lowered ceiling.

The baths were opened on June 15th 1874.

Listing NGR: SE3412406192

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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