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Natural Mineral Baths

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2585 / 53°15'30"N

Longitude: -1.9152 / 1°54'54"W

OS Eastings: 405756

OS Northings: 373501

OS Grid: SK057735

Mapcode National: GBR HZ2R.5M

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.KC79

Plus Code: 9C5W735M+9W

Entry Name: Natural Mineral Baths

Listing Date: 25 January 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257914

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463309

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


BUXTON

SK0573NE THE CRESCENT
616-1/3/76 (South West side)
25/01/51 Natural Mineral Baths

GV II

Natural mineral baths, now tourist information centre.
1851-53, altered 1923-24. By Henry Currey. Ashlar gritstone
with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate and part glazed roof.
EXTERIOR: single storey. Street front, 5 windows arranged
1:3:1. Projecting central section has rusticated pilasters and
between set back rusticated round arches topped with
entablature and parapet inscribed NATURAL MINERAL BATHS.
Central round headed doorway with double panel doors and
fanlight, flanked by single round headed windows. Set back
wings have pilasters and between set back rusticated round
arches topped with entablature and balustrade, each has a
single round headed window. All windows have early C20
glazing.
INTERIOR: retains original layout. The entrance leads into
foyer, to right central hall with stained glass roof light and
rooms radiating off. To left of entrance access to source of
the spa water. Also from foyer is access to tiled corridor
with 2 baths leading off, male and female, both tiled and the
latter bath rounded to end with 7 cast-iron columns with
guilloche railing acting as supports to glazed skylight above.
Changing rooms, one a communal room with wooden partitions and
3 small sunken individual baths are served by a pair of
cubicles to each. A doorway, now blocked, once connected with
the Old Hall.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire:
Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 116; The Derbyshire Heritage series:
Bower A: The Water Cure: Derby. Hall and Sons: 1985-: 12).

Listing NGR: SK0575673501

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