Wall of ancient bath near the warm spring, close by the west side of the churchyard at Stoney Middleton, taken (but probably without good reason) to be Roman work; destroyed before 1824. (1, 2)
[SK 2318 7554] BATH.
[SK 2318 7555] Mineral Tepid Spring. (3)
'Roman' Bath House. Grade II listed ruined bath house, dating from the early 19th century. It is built of coursed gritstone with gritstone dressings. A roofless structure, formerly stone slated. Single storey with two bays with a single room to each bay, each one containing a bath, and one containing a fireplace. Probably built by Lord Denham owner of nearby Stoney Middleton Hall. Tepid mineral spring to the west. (4)
The published bath house, now in ruins, in stone, is probably 18 to 19th century in date. Nothing attributable to the Roman period was seen. (5). Hot springs utilised for medicinal baths. The 18th century building is now ruinous. It is believed that the Romans had baths on the same site. In 1981 the Parish Council decided to try to purchase the spa building. (6)
Similar 'Roman' baths exist in Home Wood, Stoke, Bradwell and Tulford House, Bakewell. (7)
Photographic record. (8-10)
Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. 1875. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. I.
Bibliographic reference: Haverfield, F. 1905. Victoria County History. Volume 1.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
Personal Observation: F1 BHS 17-NOV-65.
Index: Burrell, D M. 1976. Peak Park Treasures: B4.
Index: Burrell, D M. 1984. Peak Park Treasures: E257.
Photograph: PPJPB. 'Roman' Baths at Stoney Middleton.
Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 473.17a.
Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 13157.1.
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STONEY MIDDLETON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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