TQ3579 : Rotherhithe Swimming Baths, Lower Road, SE16

taken 8 years ago, near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Rotherhithe Swimming Baths, Lower Road, SE16
Rotherhithe Swimming Baths, Lower Road, SE16
Located at the junction with Gomm Road. The original Slippers Baths was built in 1801 and contained 2 good size pools and 65 private baths. In 1887 Mrs Carr-Gomm presented the lease hold of the site to the parish of Rotherhithe. That building was demolished in 1963. The existing building was opened in 1965 before it was finally completed. This was instigated by Councillor Lucy Brown so that the crest of Bermondsey Council and not Southwark Council could be displayed on the building. In the 1990's the name was changed to "Seven Islands" after the small islands formed by the cleaning out of the Mill Pond (mid 1700's) some hundreds of yards behind the baths. In 1875 and at the end of the building in Gomm Road,was a fire station.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 28 September, 2009
Swimming pool   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 352 792 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7500N 0:3.1573W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 353 792
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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