Harpurhey Baths And Laundry

4 May 2006
Harpurhey Baths And Laundry, Rochdale Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M9 4AF
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SD80SE ROCHDALE ROAD, Harpurhey 698-1/3/711 (East side) Harpurhey Baths and Laundry


Public baths and laundry. 1909-10. Red brick and buff terracotta, slate roofs. Large irregular plan, with entrance / office block at north-west corner, swimming pool to rear of this, and former laundry area to south, with tall chimney. Two-and-a-half storey entrance block in neo-Baroque style, 5 bays, with orange terracotta plinth, buff terracotta pilasters and mutule cornice, the 2nd and 4th bays with keyed round-headed arched doorways, cornices arched over them, and attic storeys with semi-circular open pediments; otherwise, round-headed windows at ground floor (glazing altered), 3-light sashes at 1st floor (except for 1-light sash in centre), and segmental-headed sashes in the 2 attics, all these windows with keyed terracotta surrounds and all the sashes with glazingbars in the upper leaves only. Hipped roof and side-wall chimneys with terracotta bands. Left return wall in similar but simpler style, linked by 3 short lower sections to gable end of swimming hall, which has glazed roof louvre. Interior: much original fitting and decoration in Art Nouveau style, including glazed tiling to entrance hall and staircase, copper commemoration plaque, galleried swimming pool hall with plunge-bath cubicles on gallery, most with original stained glass panels and some with original baths.

Listing NGR: SD8603202018


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1261 IOE Records taken by Brian Lomas; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Brian Lomas. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Lomas, Brian

Rights Holder: Lomas, Brian


Brick, Slate, Terracotta, Victorian Office, 20th Century Unassigned, Building, Baths, Health And Welfare, Water Supply And Drainage, Public Wash House, Wash House, Chimney, Industrial, Industrial Building