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Jubilee Pool

A Grade II Listed Building in Penzance, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1148 / 50°6'53"N

Longitude: -5.5314 / 5°31'53"W

OS Eastings: 147632

OS Northings: 29828

OS Grid: SW476298

Mapcode National: GBR DXQC.WLK

Mapcode Global: VH12Z.2CLV

Plus Code: 9C2P4F79+WC

Entry Name: Jubilee Pool

Listing Date: 4 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221190

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351301

Location: Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Penzance

Built-Up Area: Penzance

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Penzance St Mary the Virgin with St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


7/10003 Jubilee Pool


Seaside lido. Built 1935 to the designs of Captain F Latham,
Borough Engineer. Painted concrete. Triangular plan, jutting
into the sea, with stepped terraces descending from the entrances
at road level: square-headed openings to rows of dressing boxes
built into terraces. The concrete has been moulded in order to
create a graceful series of Art Deco curves. A particularly
striking design, which received much favourable comment at the
time. It is now the finest surviving example of its type with
the exception of the Saltdean Lido in Brighton (listed grade II).
In Europe, lidos such as the Piscine Molitor in Paris of 1929
were the first to adopt the modernist style in order to embody
the worship of sunlight and physical fitness. The seaside lido
manifested the transformation of sea bathing in the 1920s from
a predominantly health activity into a leisure activity, and
because it was freed from the constraints in planning of more
conventional pools it presented local authorities with the
opportunity to emulate Continental fashions.

Listing NGR: SW4763229828

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

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