JUBILEE POOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1221190
Date first listed:
04-Mar-1993
Statutory Address:
JUBILEE POOL, BATTERY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
JUBILEE POOL, BATTERY ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Penzance
National Grid Reference:
SW 47632 29828

Details

SW 47 29 PENZANCE BATTERY ROAD

7/10003 Jubilee Pool

GV II

Seaside lido. Built 1935 to the designs of Captain F Latham, Borough Engineer. Painted concrete. Triangular plan, jutting into the sea, with stepped terraces descending from the entrances at road level: square-headed openings to rows of dressing boxes built into terraces. The concrete has been moulded in order to create a graceful series of Art Deco curves. A particularly striking design, which received much favourable comment at the time. It is now the finest surviving example of its type with the exception of the Saltdean Lido in Brighton (listed grade II). In Europe, lidos such as the Piscine Molitor in Paris of 1929 were the first to adopt the modernist style in order to embody the worship of sunlight and physical fitness. The seaside lido manifested the transformation of sea bathing in the 1920s from a predominantly health activity into a leisure activity, and because it was freed from the constraints in planning of more conventional pools it presented local authorities with the opportunity to emulate Continental fashions.

Listing NGR: SW4763229828

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
351301
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 25 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/06423/09
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