Between 1760 and 1800 pools or stewponds, possibly created when clay was dug out for bricks, were formalised into a chain and the Cold Bath House was built.
The Cold Bath House is built of brick with a tiled roof and consists of two small rooms. One room has a fireplace set diagonally in one corner. The other room has a small ankle depth pool and an opening for bathing in the large pool outside which is stone lined.
Left To Decline
Since the 1920s the Bath Pools have been left to decline and grow wild. These blurry pictures of the Bath Pools are from the Nineties.
Before Starting Restortation Work
Restoring The Bath Pools
Initial Clearance Work
Bath Pools Restored
The Bath House
Bath House Progress