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Former Public Baths

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Lever, Bolton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5748 / 53°34'29"N

Longitude: -2.4213 / 2°25'16"W

OS Eastings: 372197

OS Northings: 408768

OS Grid: SD721087

Mapcode National: GBR CWJ3.L8

Mapcode Global: WH97V.SD5V

Entry Name: Former Public Baths

Listing Date: 26 April 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476108

Location: Bolton, BL2

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Great Lever

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bolton-le-Moors St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


BOLTON

SD70NW LOWER BRIDGEMAN STREET
797-1/4/140 (South side)
26/04/74 Former Public Baths

II

Includes: Former Public Baths GORTON STREET.
Public baths and assembly rooms, now offices. 1845. James
Greenhalgh, architect. Coursed and squared stone with slate
roofs.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 5-window range with advanced outer bays.
Side entrances in centre of outer bays, the round arched
doorways in Tuscan architraves. Stressed architraves to sash
windows above. Recessed ground floor between the outer bays,
with central entrance with overlight flanked by 12-pane sash
windows. Tuscan colonnade of 6 bays carries the projecting
upper storey, which has tripartite central window in stressed
architrave with entablature hood, and outer sash windows.
Plain cornice and blocking course. Angle quoins. 2 window
return, the rear wing which formerly housed the baths
themselves now demolished.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: the building, which also included provision for a
public hall, was originally built by a private company, and
later taken over by the borough.
(Bolton Journal, 9 January 1886, Pictorial Bolton Series,
LXXXVI: Bolton).

Listing NGR: SD7219708768

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