SJ9398 : The Victorian Swimming Baths, Ashton-Under-Lyne

taken 7 years ago, near to Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Great Britain

The Victorian Swimming Baths, Ashton-Under-Lyne
The Victorian Swimming Baths, Ashton-Under-Lyne
This building at, Henry Square, was one of the first and largest municipal swimming baths in the country. It was opened by Ashton Corporation in 1870. The tower, which is 120 feet high, housed the flues from the steam boilers and heaters.

The building was closed when the newer baths were opened in Water Street in the 1970s. Like the rest of this end of Stamford Street, this once-splendid building has been allowed to deteriorate and suffered badly from vandalism and is now in a very sorry state..

The building is listed Grade II (LinkExternal link ) and has therefore survived the large scale demolition of most of Stamford Street West/Henry Square. It is to be hoped that the building will be re-furbished and used for a new purpose as part of the re-generation of this part of Ashton (the St Petersfield development).

For more information and pictures of the interior of the baths when in use, see LinkExternal link (
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 5 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Public buildings and spaces 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9335 9870 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0984N 2:6.1009W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9329 9871
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Grade II Listed  Swimming Baths  19th Century  Victorian 

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