The Bathing House

The Bathing House (82103)



Name: THE BATHING HOUSE List entry Number: 1041801


Bathing House. c.1840 conversion of older cottage, for the Grey family. Rubble ground floor with squared stone above; tooled-and-margined dressings (in part cemented over). Welsh slate roof except for synthetic blue slates on north pent part; terracotta chimney pots. 1 + 2 storeys, 3 bays. Centre bay has boarded door in gabled porch with shouldered arch on left. 3-light mullioned window with 3-pane casements; blocked 2-light window above. Deep eaves on cast-iron brackets. Coped gables on elaborate moulded kneelers with pyramid finials; end stacks with tall paired moulded terracotta pots (one at right end missing). Single-storey pent-roofed left end bay has 4-pane casement and small arched light. Single-storey right bay has blocked chamfered slit. Right return shows 4-pane sash, in former 2-light mullioned window, with gable slit above. Front to sea shows wide C20 ground-floor window, below large tripartite sash with boarded apron.

Stonework especially dressings, much perished through wind erosion. Included for historical interest and landscape value.

Taken from Historic England's Listed Building Entry

Built for the 2nd Earl Grey's Family, Charles Grey (1764 – 1845). He is said to have had 15 children with his wife Mary, who lived at nearby Howick Hall.

Post-Medieval (1540 - 1901)
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Monument Type - Broad
Monument Type - Narrow
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Evidence Type - Broad
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How accessible is the feature?
Accessible on foot (footpath)
Accessibility comments

The building is used as a private holiday home and therefore is restricted access, however the footpath goes right beside it.

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Survey Information
Date of survey
10th August, 2017
Feature located?
State of the tide
Proximity to coast edge
11-50m inland
Coastal processes
Not eroding
Is there a coastal defence?
Other threats?
Visitor erosion, Structural damage/decay
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How visible are the remains? ABOVE GROUND
Highly visible (substantial remains)
How visible are the remains in the face of the cliff, ridge or dune? IN SECTION
Not applicable
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Is well visited, Has local associations/history
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Bathing House by MClement