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Latitude: 51.5565 / 51°33'23"N
Longitude: -0.1513 / 0°9'4"W
OS Eastings: 528261
OS Northings: 185793
OS Grid: TQ282857
Mapcode National: GBR DV.NJN
Mapcode Global: VHGQS.B4DN
Entry Name: Parliament Hill Fields Lido
Listing Date: 11 January 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113025
English Heritage Legacy ID: 477352
Location: Camden, London, NW5
Electoral Ward/Division: Highgate
Built-Up Area: Camden
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Mary Brookfield
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ2885NW GORDON HOUSE ROAD
798-1/30/1866 (North West side)
Parliament Hill Fields Lido
Open air swimming baths. 1937-8. By Harry Arnold Rowbotham.
For the London County Council Parks Department. Patterned
stock brick, flat roofs concealed behind parapets. Rectangular
plan, with entrance to south flanked by changing rooms,
filtration plant to east and offices to west, all in a
single-storey U-shaped building. This form continued as walls
shielding sun-bathing terraces to north, set either side of
single-storey cafe with curved moderne-style front. In the
centre is the pool, 60m by 27m, with fountains or aerators to
All buildings with small metal windows, except for the cafe
which has large glazed panels with horizontal metal glazing
bars continued across double doors at centre.
HISTORICAL NOTE: included as the most sophisticated of the
thirteen lidos constructed by the LCC between 1909 and 1939.
No other British city attempted so comprehensive a programme,
and Parliament Hill Fields is considered the best
representative example of the rectangular pools enclosed by
high walls found in urban locations.
(The Twentieth Century Society: Farewell My Lido: London:
Listing NGR: TQ2826185793
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