There is a ruin of a building located at c. SK 344 637 that is visible from Cripton Lane. It is believed that this building was used by residents of the various hydro's in Ashover, to bathe in the waters from Cripton Well [SMR 598], which is just up to hill from the building. The water would also then be piped downhill to Marsh Green Hall [SMR 595]. The doorway in to the building is 2 feet wide and only 3 ft 9 inches high. Inside the building, the height of the walls is 5 ft, and they are built of coursed stone and then topped off by brickwork. The roof has disintegrated. Within the building there are two stone features that are possibly former baths situated adjacent to each other. They are 4 ft 6 inches long by 2 ft wide. There is also another similar feature across the width that has the same dimensions (this one has an overflow and inflow hole). (1, 2)
Comparing the photographs provided by Authority 1 with historic and modern mapping, along with Google Maps Street View, SK 3443 6387 appears to be the location of the potential bath house ruin (a little further north than the grid reference supplied by Authority 1 suggests). (3, 4, 5)
Correspondence: Hardwick, A. 2017. Email correspondence regarding the potential bath house off Cripton Lane, Ashover, received by HER Officer 04/07/2017. Email.
Photograph: Photograph Collection, Conservation & Design section, Derbyshire County Council. HER Images/North East Derbyshire/Ashover.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
*Internet Web Site: Google Maps. http://maps.google.com/. Website viewed 21/11/2017.
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Centred SK 3443 6387 (10m by 11m)
ASHOVER, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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Nov 21 2017 5:32PM
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