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Darwin's Bath at Sk 096100, Burntwood

Description: Darwin's Bath at Sk 096100

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 February 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 272612

OS Grid Reference: SK0960010000
OS Grid Coordinates: 409600, 310000
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6876, -1.8594

Location: Abnalls Lane, Burntwood, Staffordshire WS13 8BN

Locality: Burntwood
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WS13 8BN

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Listing Text

SK 096100 (south side)

2/2 Darwin's Bath at
SK 096100 (formerly
27.2.64 listed as Bath House, Home Farm)
- II

Bath house. Reputedly early to mid-C18 base with a superstructure
of circa 1890 and C20. Sandstone base with brick walls and segmental
corrugated iron roof. Rectangular in plan approx. 3m x 10m. The base
is all that remains of the sandstone tank bought in 1779 by Erasmus
Darwin from Thomas Weld. The enclosing brick walls (approx. 1.8m high)
and access steps must be Darwin's improvement and the canopy placed
later for protection. The bath is sited in a hollow at the head of
a stream close to Abnalls Cottage (q.v.) which Darwin used as a
convalescence base for his patients, the bath being part of a curative

Listing NGR: SK0960010000

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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