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Swimming Baths

A Grade II Listed Building in Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3513 / 51°21'4"N

Longitude: -2.9896 / 2°59'22"W

OS Eastings: 331178

OS Northings: 161827

OS Grid: ST311618

Mapcode National: GBR J6.V0PH

Mapcode Global: VH7CK.49CD

Entry Name: Swimming Baths

Listing Date: 18 November 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138201

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33268

Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Weston-super-Mare

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:-

WESTON-SUPER-MARE KNIGHTSTONE
ST 3161 NW
ISLAND
8/28 SWIMMING BATHS

GV II

Swimming Baths 1904. Buff rough-faced and coursed stone with
limestone ashlar dressings; lead and Roman tile roof.
Edwardian Baroque style. 2-storey,3-bay facade. Outer
projecting pavilions each have finial to lead cupola roof,
splayed upper arrises, blocking course to parapet and ashlar
surrounds to two tiers of 3-light mullioned windows with shell-
carved apron and foliate-carved frieze and tympanum to keyed
nowy-headed label mould. These outer bays are ramped up to
recessed central bays. Dolphins flanking attic storey
articulated by Doric columns and surmounted by ball finial to
gablet; plain entablature surmounts 4 Ionic columns articulating
tall keyed windows; rusticated ground floor with 3 segmental-
arched windows. Entrance in further bay to left; statue of St
George to swan-necked pediment surmounting tall shaped gable with
Ionic pilasters to 5-light Venetian window set behind classical
3-1 bay entrance with Doric columns and entablature and central
pediment set in front of taller nowy-headed pediment with shell
carving cartouche and tympanum. Similar rear elevation (without
entrance bay); side elevations have similar articulation to
projecting end bays flanking 4 bays with moulded cornice, finials
to buttresses and two blind segmental-arched windows to alternate
bays. interior; iron trusses and cast-iron columns to gallery
of main pool. A striking Edwardian Baroque composition which
stands next to the bath house (q.v.) of 1826 built for Dr Edward
Fox.


Listing NGR: ST3117861827

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