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Public Baths

A Grade II Listed Building in Batley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7126 / 53°42'45"N

Longitude: -1.634 / 1°38'2"W

OS Eastings: 424251

OS Northings: 424080

OS Grid: SE242240

Mapcode National: GBR KT1H.1W

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.WY27

Entry Name: Public Baths

Listing Date: 11 February 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341113

Location: Kirklees, WF17

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Batley East

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Batley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


99-/4/10009 Public Baths


Public Baths. 1893. Designed by Walter Hanstock. Rock-faced stone
with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Main front has central
projecting entrance block, 3 storey with a hipped roof and a central
stack. 3 single light transom windows with flanking pilasters and
linking entablature which continues across the single flanking
doorways. These dooorways have double panel doors and overlights in
moulded ashlar surrounds with swagged pediments. Above two 2-light
cross casements with flanking pilasters and entablature hoods, between
these windows a decorative panel with a winged cherub supporting 2
pilasters. Above 2 unusual cross mullion, through-eaves dormer
windows with elaborate carved pedimented gables with finials.
Eitherside are single storey wings, each with 5 circular windows in
elaborately carved surrounds. Between are single Doric pilasters and
a continuous entablature, the outer bays have double pilasters. Above
a balustrade with single urns at either end. Side facades are single
storey. To left, rear a tall square chimney stack with elaborate
bracketed top. Interior. Central block contains much of its original
interior, including miner glazed entrance screens and doors with
stained glass panels, plus doors, windows, staircase, fireplaces and
ceilings. The large pool to the left has an inserted ceiling though
the original viewing gallery still survives above.

Listing NGR: SE2425124080

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

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