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Description: Darwin's Bath at Sk 096100
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
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SK 01 SE BURNTWOOD C.P. ABNALLS LANE
SK 096100 (south side)
2/2 Darwin's Bath at
SK 096100 (formerly
27.2.64 listed as Bath House, Home Farm)
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
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Source: English Heritage
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