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High Peak (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SK 05756 73501



SK0573NE THE CRESCENT 616-1/3/76 (South West side) 25/01/51 Natural Mineral Baths


Natural mineral baths, now tourist information centre. 1851-53, altered 1923-24. By Henry Currey. Ashlar gritstone with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate and part glazed roof. EXTERIOR: single storey. Street front, 5 windows arranged 1:3:1. Projecting central section has rusticated pilasters and between set back rusticated round arches topped with entablature and parapet inscribed NATURAL MINERAL BATHS. Central round headed doorway with double panel doors and fanlight, flanked by single round headed windows. Set back wings have pilasters and between set back rusticated round arches topped with entablature and balustrade, each has a single round headed window. All windows have early C20 glazing. INTERIOR: retains original layout. The entrance leads into foyer, to right central hall with stained glass roof light and rooms radiating off. To left of entrance access to source of the spa water. Also from foyer is access to tiled corridor with 2 baths leading off, male and female, both tiled and the latter bath rounded to end with 7 cast-iron columns with guilloche railing acting as supports to glazed skylight above. Changing rooms, one a communal room with wooden partitions and 3 small sunken individual baths are served by a pair of cubicles to each. A doorway, now blocked, once connected with the Old Hall. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire: Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 116; The Derbyshire Heritage series: Bower A: The Water Cure: Derby. Hall and Sons: 1985-: 12).

Listing NGR: SK0575673501


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, (1953), 116
Bower, A, 'Derbyshire Heritage' in The Water Cure, (1985), 12


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: IOE01/01860/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr CA Packham. Source Historic England Archive
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