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Former Public Wash House and Baths with Adjoining Public Convenience

A Grade II Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3267 / 54°19'36"N

Longitude: -2.7486 / 2°44'55"W

OS Eastings: 351409

OS Northings: 492608

OS Grid: SD514926

Mapcode National: GBR 9L7D.QR

Mapcode Global: WH82W.RHBX

Entry Name: Former Public Wash House and Baths with Adjoining Public Convenience

Listing Date: 30 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312303

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75345

Location: Kendal, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA9

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Kendal

Built-Up Area: Kendal

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kendal Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/03/2017

SD 5192 NW,

ALL HALLOWS LANE (South side),
Former public wash-house and baths with adjoining public convenience

(Formerly listed as: Public wash-house and baths with adjoining public convenience)


Former public wash-houses and baths. 1864 by Miles Thompson. Swimming bath added when
Corporation took over in 1884; single-storey stone-built public convenience
added at east end probably at same time. Built on sloping site with same eaves
height throughout. Snecked rubble on plinth of rough-dressed blocks with
similar pilaster to west end. Gabled entrance block has hammer-dressed plinth,
end pilasters, and bands. Graduated slate roofs; blocking course and dentils to
wings, dormer to each side of entrance block roof. Tall, tapered, octagonal
boiler chimney to north-east corner; other stacks to ridge. All chimneys
corniced stone. Symmetrical 3-bay central entrance block has part-glazed door,
with radiating fanlight, and sash to either side above with blank panel between;
all openings in semicircular-headed surrounds. Five paired windows to each wing;
door has replaced 6th window to extreme right. Left-hand wing has lower storey
with door and four windows, all segment-headed. Drinking fountain in niche with
moulded sill to extreme left.

Provision of this public facility was a local
election issue in early 1860s; financed by public subscription. 1st public
building erected in Kendal for public institution.

Listing NGR: SD5140992608

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

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