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Darwin's Bath at SK 096100

A Grade II Listed Building in Burntwood, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6878 / 52°41'15"N

Longitude: -1.8587 / 1°51'31"W

OS Eastings: 409646

OS Northings: 310018

OS Grid: SK096100

Mapcode National: GBR 3C8.JVV

Mapcode Global: WHCGN.FP3V

Plus Code: 9C4WM4QR+4G

Entry Name: Darwin's Bath at SK 096100

Listing Date: 27 February 1964

Last Amended: 15 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272612

Location: Burntwood, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Burntwood

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Lichfield Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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SK 096100 (south side)

2/2 Darwin's Bath at
SK 096100 (formerly
27.2.64 listed as Bath House, Home Farm)
- II

Bath house. Reputedly early to mid-C18 base with a superstructure of circa 1890 and C20. Sandstone base with brick walls and segmental corrugated iron roof. Rectangular in plan approx. 3m x 10m. The base is all that remains of the sandstone tank bought in 1779 by Erasmus Darwin from Thomas Weld. The enclosing brick walls (approx. 1.8m high) and access steps must be Darwin's improvement and the canopy placed later for protection. The bath is sited in a hollow at the head of a stream close to Abnalls Cottage (q.v.) which Darwin used as a convalescence base for his patients, the bath being part of a curative system.

Listing NGR: SK0964610018

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