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Monument record MDR290 - Roman bath (possible site of), Manchester Road, Buxton

Type and Period (1)

  • ? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

As further proof that the Romans used Buxton as a bathing place, what appeared to be a bath was found at the back of Clarendon Buildings, Manchester Road, by Mr Webster, the owner, about twenty years ago [written in 1903]. The Chalybeate spring rises about this site and may have been utilised for the purpose of the bath. (1) A Roman bath discovery is said to have been made about twenty or twenty-five years ago [written in 1905], at the back of Clarendon Buildings, in Manchester Road, near its junction with Marlborough Road. Until more of this find is known, it is best omitted. (2) One other Roman bath is alleged to have been found in Buxton in 1883 when the foundations were being dug for the Clarendon Hotel. This was inspected by local archaeologist Micah Salt, but no more is known of it. (6)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Article in serial: Turner, W. 1903. 'Notes on old Buxton and district', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol 25, pp 159-163.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Haverfield, F. 1905. Victoria County History: Derbyshire, Vol.1. p. 224.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FC 03-MAR-66.
  • <4> Index: OS. SK 07 SE. SK 07 SE.
  • <5> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index: 0551. 0551.
  • <6> Article in serial: Leach, J. 1999. 'Notes on the supposed Roman Baths at Buxton', in Derbyshire Miscellany, vol. 15. p. 110.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Martin, B. 1765. The Natural History of Derbyshire.



Grid reference SK 0558 7372 (point) (Centre)

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  • EDR782

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 10:57AM

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