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High Peak (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 05845 73586



SK0573NE THE CRESCENT 616-1/3/80 (East side) 25/01/51 Buxton Thermal Baths


Thermal baths, now shops. 1852-53, rebuilt 1900, interior reconstruction 1912, colonnade removed c1960, converted c1985. By Henry Currey. Ashlar gritstone with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roof plus glass barrel vault. PLAN: Rectangular around courtyard, now infilled. EXTERIOR: single storey. Street front, 10 windows arranged 4:2:4. Tall rusticated pilasters to central bays with shorter similar pilasters with panels above to wings, topped by continuous entablature and balustrade, containing 2 central panels inscribed BUXTON BATHS, with urn finials. 2 central bays have rusticated round arch doorways with double glazed doors and ornate fanlights. Either side 4 moulded round arches with keystones and moulded imposts, with a single window, a door and 2 windows, all round headed. To extreme left, narrow single storey gateway with cornice. Left return tiled elevation of 2 bays visible. Right return a row of adjoining shops. Rear has various separately roofed ranges. INTERIOR: has an ornate iron column, belonging to the original design, and the basic layout of the baths can still be seen, a sunken bath is also displayed. The corridors have glazed and coloured tiles (1900) and ornate tiled doorways, some round headed with keystones, others square headed with cornice and keystones, also shallow arched openings have been restored. The decoration includes floriated swags, fruit and foliage. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire: Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 116).

Listing NGR: SK0584573586


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, (1953), 116


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

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Date: 18 Jun 2000
Reference: IOE01/01860/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr CA Packham. Source Historic England Archive
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