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Buxton Thermal Baths

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2593 / 53°15'33"N

Longitude: -1.9138 / 1°54'49"W

OS Eastings: 405845

OS Northings: 373586

OS Grid: SK058735

Mapcode National: GBR HZ2R.GC

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.KBWQ

Entry Name: Buxton Thermal Baths

Listing Date: 25 January 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257910

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463305

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Buxton Central

Built-Up Area: Buxton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


616-1/3/80 (East side)
25/01/51 Buxton Thermal Baths


Thermal baths, now shops. 1852-53, rebuilt 1900, interior
reconstruction 1912, colonnade removed c1960, converted c1985.
By Henry Currey. Ashlar gritstone with ashlar dressings and
Welsh slate roof plus glass barrel vault.
PLAN: Rectangular around courtyard, now infilled.
EXTERIOR: single storey. Street front, 10 windows arranged
4:2:4. Tall rusticated pilasters to central bays with shorter
similar pilasters with panels above to wings, topped by
continuous entablature and balustrade, containing 2 central
panels inscribed BUXTON BATHS, with urn finials. 2 central
bays have rusticated round arch doorways with double glazed
doors and ornate fanlights. Either side 4 moulded round arches
with keystones and moulded imposts, with a single window, a
door and 2 windows, all round headed. To extreme left, narrow
single storey gateway with cornice.
Left return tiled elevation of 2 bays visible.
Right return a row of adjoining shops.
Rear has various separately roofed ranges.
INTERIOR: has an ornate iron column, belonging to the original
design, and the basic layout of the baths can still be seen, a
sunken bath is also displayed. The corridors have glazed and
coloured tiles (1900) and ornate tiled doorways, some round
headed with keystones, others square headed with cornice and
keystones, also shallow arched openings have been restored.
The decoration includes floriated swags, fruit and foliage.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire:
Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 116).

Listing NGR: SK0584573586

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

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