Publications

One of our aims is to identify publications relating to Swimming Baths or Swimming Pools, Private Wash Baths or Slipper Baths, Turkish Baths, Russian Baths, Spa Baths and Remedial Baths, Public Laundries or  Public Wash Houses and to provide a means of access to them.

Listed below is our list of known publications. If you are aware of any additional material please let us know.

The Archive has a small collection that may be viewed by arrangement. The items we have in our collection are identified. Some material has been made available on line and where this has been identified the Title has a link to the relevant source.

We would also be pleased to hear from you if you know of or have available any unpublished memories, books, photographs, pamphlets, signs or memorabilia that you believe might be of interest please get in touch.

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Alderson, Frederick The Inland resorts and Spas of Britain David &Charles (Holdings) Limited(Newton Abbot 1973)

Allen, John Kermott Swimming pools;: Their construction; mechanical installation; water supply; heating the water; various types of installations adapted to different conditions; with thirty illustrations and charts Domestic engineering (1907)

Allen, Simon Graham The Provision of Public Baths and Wash Houses in Cardiff and Their Effect on Victorian Public Health and Hygien 1846-1901 Dissertation School of Graduate and Continuing Education Faculty of Education and Sport University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (September 1998)

Allen, Simon & Fleming, Scott Public Baths and Wash Houses in Cardiff: A Case Study of Public Health in 1900 Leisure Studies Journal

Allsop, Robert Owen Public Baths and Wash-Houses E & F. N. Spon (London 1894)

Allsop, Robert Owen The Hydropathic Establishment and its Baths E & F. N. Spon (London late 1800’s)

Allsop, Robert Owen The Turkish Baths Its Design and Construction E & F. N. Spon (London 1890) Read at the Open Library and Internet Archive

Ashe, Geoffrey The Tale of the Tub Newman Neame (London 1950)

Ashpitel, Arthur and Whichcord, John Observations on Baths and Wash-houses Pamphlet (London 1851)

Aslet, Clive Can Derby’s Turkish Baths Steam On Country Life 170 p1475 (20 Oct, 1981)

Ayris, Chris HUNG OUT TO DRY Swimming and British Culture lulu.com (Nov 2009) ARCHIVE

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Baly, Price Pritchard Baths and Wash-houses for the Labouring Classes Report of engineer to the Committee for promoting the Establishment of Baths and Wash-houses for the Labouring Classes, London (Wilson 1852)

Bartholomew, Charles The Turkish Bath in Health, Sickness, Convalescence, etc. With a portrait Marshall Bros (1887)

Batstone, Sarah Anne Katherine Health and recreation : issues in the development of bathing and swimming, circa 1800-1970, with special reference to Birmingham and Thetford, Norfolk. March 2000

Bell, J A Treatise on Baths Barrington (Philadelphia 1850)

Berclouw, Marja PhD A Prosaic but Useful Service: Bathhouses and Washhouses, an Idea Whose Time Had Come, 2000

Billups, Barbara Crewe swimming baths: an architectural and social history Nantwich Printed by Johnsons, 1984

Binney, Marcus. Laing, Hana & Alastair Taking the Plunge – The Architecture of Bathing Save Britain’s Heritage(May 1982)

Bird, Polly Making a Splash!: History of Dulwich Baths Spencer Mills (1 Jul 1993)

Bird, Polly The origins of Victorian public baths with special reference to Dulwich Baths (1995)

British Spa Federation The Spas of Britain – The Official handbook of the British Spa Federation (Undated)

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Campbell, Agnes (B.A.) Report on Public Baths and Wash-Houses in the United Kingdom The Carnegie United Kingdom Trust (Edinburgh 1918) ARCHIVE  Read and at the  Internet Archive

Cape, George A Jnr Baths and Wash-houses (London 1854)

Capper, John The Turkish or Hot-Air Bath, with Directions for Its Use (London 1865)

Coley, Frederic Collins The Turkish Bath: its history and uses

Coley, Frederick C The Turkish Bath (London 1887)

Cosgrove, John Joseph Design of the Turkish bath Standard Sanitary Mfg. Co (Pitsburgh USA 1913) Read at the Internet Archive

Cross, Alfred W. S.  (M.A., F.R.I.B.A.)  Public Baths and Wash Houses A Treatise on Their Planning, Design, Arrangement, and Fitting B. T. Batsford (London 1906) ARCHIVE

Cross, Kenneth M. B. (M.A., FRIBA) Modern Public Baths Issued by the Amateur Swimming Association Simpkin Marshall, Limited (London 1938) ARCHIVE

Cunningham, John Handbook of London past and present John Murray (1849) Read at Google Books

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Davenport, John A. Baths Management (Organisation and Management) The National Association of Bath Superintendents (incorporated) (London 1948) ARCHIVE

Davenport, John A. Planning and Design of Covered Baths Part 1 Service Planning Davenport (Liverpool 1946) ARCHIVE

Davenport, John A. Planning and Design of Covered Baths Part 2 Design and Equipment  Davenport (Liverpool 1947) ARCHIVE

Davenport, John A. The Economics of Baths & Washhouses Design Littlebury (Liverpool 1922) ARCHIVE

Davenport, John A. Water Circulation in the Swimming Pond Part 1 Normal Parallel Circulation Davenport (Liverpool 1948) ARCHIVE

Dawes, John Design and Planning of Swimming Pools Architectural Press (London 1979) ARCHIVE

Dobie, John Kitty Wilkinson – a civic myth? Institute of Sport and Recreation Management  (Baths Service Feb – May 1972)

Dudgeon, Robert Ellis The Swimming Baths of London (1870)

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Eden, Mary The Philosophy of The Bath published inThe Saturday Book Ed John Hadfield Hutchinson & Company (Publishers) Ltd (1959)

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Fleming, John Arnold North Parish Washing-Green Society North Parish Washing-Green Society; Rev. ed edition (1972)

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Gerhard, William Paul The sanitation of bath houses William T. Comstock Co (New York 1922) Read at the Open Library and at the Internet Archive

Gerhardt, William. Paul (CE) Modern Baths and Bath Houses Wiley & Sons (New York 1908) and/or Stanhope Press (Boston 1908) Read at the Open Library and at the Internet Archive

Gilmour, Jamie H.C.(Ed) One Hundred Years of the Warrender Baths Club Warrender Baths Club (1990)

Glasgow Corporation Baths and Wash Houses Annual Reports 1900 to 1961 ARCHIVE

Gordon, Ian Dr & Inglis, Simon Great Lengths: The Historic Indoor Swimming pools of Britain English Heritage (Feb 2009) ARCHIVE

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Havins, Neville J The Spas of England Robert Hale & Company(London 1976)

Holt, Ann Steaming: the true story New Society p432-3 (17 March 1983)

Hussey, Stan East Street Baths a brief history Barking S. Hussey? (1986)

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Illustrated London News 24th April 1858 shows a picture of a ‘Moorish Bath’ and gives a traveller’s description.

Institute of Baths Management (incorporated) Students Manual No.5 Baths Administration ARCHIVE

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Keil, Ian & Wix, Don In the Swim: Amateur Swimming Association from 1869 to 1994 Swimming Times Publications (1996)

Kelly, Michael The life and times of Kitty Wilkinson Liver Press (2000)

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Lackey, Robert M The Turkish bath: Its history, description and uses, in health and disease J.M. Lackey (1870)

Love, Christopher A Social History of Swimming in England 1800 – 1918: Splashing in the Serpentine (Sport in a Global Society) Routledge (London 2007) Read a review at Reviews in History

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Mann W.M. 1876 The Baths The Story of The Western Baths, Hillhead, From 1876 to 1990 The Western Baths Club

Moth, J The City of Birmingham Baths Department 1851-1951 Birmingham City Council (1951)

Mullett, Charles F Public Baths and health in England, 16th-18th century The Johns Hopkins Press (Baltimore 1946)

N.A.B.S. (INC) Modern Baths and Laundries National Association of Baths Superintendents (1961) ARCHIVE

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Nottingham Public Baths Department Nottingham Baths and Swimming Pools. The official handbook, etc. With illustrations

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Payne, E Harding Suggestions on the general arrangements, structure, and equipment of public swimming baths and bathing places Southern Counties Amateur Swimming Association (1912)

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Rathbone, Winifred R The Life of Kitty Wilkinson, a Lancashire Heroine Henry Young (Liverpool 1910)

Rathbone, Herbert R (Editor) Memoir of Kitty Wilkinson of Liverpool 1786-1860. With short account of Thomas Wilkinson, her husband, H Young & Sons (Liverpool 1927)

Reynolds, R Cleanliness and Godliness Allen & Unwin (1943)

Rook, Tony Roman Baths in Britain Shire Archaeology (April 2002)

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Sally Sheard BA PhD  Profit is a dirty word: The development of public baths and wash-houses in Britain, 1847-1915, Social History of Medicine vol. 13 (2000), pp. 63-85. Analyses the development of these facilities, using a good deal of Liverpool evidence Abstract

Scott, George Ryley F.Z.S., F.R.A.I., F.Ph.S.(Eng.) The Story of Baths and Bathing T. Werner Laurie (London 1939) ARCHIVE

Sinclair, A. & Henry, W The Badminton Library – Swimming Longmans, Green & Co (1893)

Smith, Janet Liquid Assets (Played in Britain) Malavan Media (July 2005)

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Teasdale, Albert (M.N.A.B.S.) A Summarised Record of the Provision and Development of Public Baths & Wash Houses, with Special Reference to Manchester unpublished work presented to the Chairman and Members of the Baths & Wash Houses Committee  (October, 1945) ARCHIVE

The Leisure Hour A family Journal of Instruction and Recreation no.486 April 18, 1861

The Leisure Hour A family Journal of Instruction and Recreation no.501 The Turkish Bath August 1, 1861

Thomas, Ralph Another Turkish Bath Swimming Sampson Low, Marston & Company(1904)

Thomson, William A. R., M.D. Spas That Heal Adam & Charles Black (London 1978)

Times 29 December 1983 p5 How I Took The Plunge in Paddington

Trollope, Anthony The Turkish Bath published in Mary Gresley andother stories by Anthony TrollopeThe FolioSociety(1951)

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Urquhart, David Manual of the Turkish bath: Heat, a mode of cure and a source of strength for men and animals Editor Sir John Fife John Churchill and Sons (1865) Read at the Open Library and at the Internet Archive

Urquhart, David The Turkish Bath: With a view to its introduction into the British dominions Patrick & Co (1856)

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van Leewen, Thomas A. P The Springboard in the Pool: An Intimate History of the Swimming Pool MIT Press (1999)

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Williams, Marilyn Thornton Washing the “Great Unwashed”: Public Baths in Urban America Ohio State University Press (1991)

Williams, Prue Victoria Baths: Manchester’s Water PalaceSpire Books Limited (2004)

Wright, Lawrence M.A., B.Arch., A.R.I.B.A. Clean and Decent: The Fascinating History of the Bathroom and the Water Closet Routledge (1960) ARCHIVE

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Yegul, Fikret Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity Architectural History Foundation Books (August 1992)

Last updated 1st January 2012

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