Baths and Wash Houses: References

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.

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We would also be pleased to hear from you if you know of or have available any unpublished memories, books, photographs, pamphlets, signs or memorabilia that you believe might be of interest please get in touch.

Baths and Baths Engineering
Published from March 1934. Baths and Bath Engineering – The practical and only British Journal devoted to the Design, Construction and Maintenance of; Public Swimming and Private Baths, Bathing Pools, Medical and Curative Baths, Spas, Pit-Head Baths, Wash-Houses and to the Treatment of Bath Water

From January 1935 the publication became Baths and Bath Engineering – The Official Journal of the National Association of Bath Superintendents

Baths Bulletin

Following the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 publication of Baths and Bath Engineering was suspended. The National Association of Bath Superintendents continued to publish a Baths Bulletin. This publication was sent direct to Association members from October 1941 to April 1949.

Baths Service

The title of Baths and Bath Engineering was changed to Baths Service – The Journal of The National Association of Bath Superintendents in June 1949.

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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 Hygiene 1846-1901 Dissertation School of Graduate and Continuing Education Faculty of Education and Sport University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (September 1998) The Provision of Public Baths and Wash Houses in Cardiff and Their Effect on Public Health and Hygiene 1846-1901 ARCHIVE
Allen, Simon & Fleming, Scott Public Baths and Wash Houses in Cardiff: A Case Study of Public Health in 1900 Leisure Studies Journal Public Baths and Wash Houses in Cardiff: A Case Study of Public Health in 1900 ARCHIVE
Allsop, Robert Owen Public Baths and Wash-Houses E & F. N. Spon (London 1894) ARCHIVE
Allsop, Robert Owen The Hydropathic Establishment and its Baths E & F. N. Spon (London late 1800’s) ARCHIVE
Allsop, Robert Owen The Turkish Baths Its Design and Construction E & F. N. Spon (London 1890) Read at the Open Library and Internet Archive ARCHIVE
Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Swimming Pools Notes for the Guidance of Designers 1971 ARCHIVE
Amateur Swimming Association (ASA),The Institute of Sport & Recreation Management (ISRM), The Institute of Swimming Teachers and Coaches, The Royal Life Saving Society Safe Supervision for Teaching and Coaching Swimming ARCHIVE
American College of Sports Medicine ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines Human Kinetics Books 1992 ARCHIVE
American College of Sports Medicine ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines (Second Edition) Human Kinetics Books 1997 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)
Association of Baths Superintendents Rough Minute Book From 6th December 1920 to 10th March 1922 ARCHIVE Baths Superintendents Association Rough Minute Book
Ayriss, 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, John. A Treatise on Baths – including cold, sea, warm, hot, vapour, gas, and mud baths ; also, on the watery regimen, hydropathy and pulmonary inhalation ; with a description of bathing in ancient and modern times Barrington & Haswell Philadelphia 1850
Berclouw, Marja PhD A Prosaic but Useful Service: Bathhouses and Washhouses, an Idea Whose Time Had Come, 2000 The Victorian Web ARCHIVE
Billups, Barbara Crewe Swimming Baths: an architectural and social history  Printed by Johnsons (Nantwich  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) ARCHIVE
Bird, Polly The Origins of Victorian Public Baths with Special Reference to Dulwich Baths The Local Historian Volume 25 No3 p142-152 (August 1995) The Polly Bird Origins of Victorian Public Baths, with special reference to Dulwich Baths ARCHIVE
British Launderers’ Research Association B.L.R.A. Handbook ARCHIVE
British Spa Federation The Spas of Britain – The Official Handbook of the British Spa Federation(Undated) ARCHIVE
British Sub Aqua Club Pools For Sub Aqua Use ARCHIVE
Boog Watson W. N. Early Baths and Bagnios in Edinburgh The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club Vol 34 page 57 – 67 Old Edinburgh Club W.-N.-Boog-Watson-Early-Baths-And-Bagnios-In-Edinburgh ARCHIVE

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Calvert, J. (B.A.) ‘The Means of Cleanliness’. The Provision of Baths and Wash-Houses in Early Victorian Liverpool The Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire Vol 137 1987 ARCHIVE
Campbell, Agnes (B.A.) Report on Public Baths and Wash-Houses in the United Kingdom The Carnegie United Kingdom Trust (Edinburgh 1918) Read and at the  Internet Archive ARCHIVE
Campbell, Douglas M. B.Sc. Masters Thesis on Scottish Swimming Baths 1868 – 1914 (Edinburgh Heriot-Watt University September 1993) submitted for degree of M.Sc. in Architectural Conservation Edinburgh Research Archive ARCHIVE
Cape, George A Jnr Baths and Wash Houses (London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1854)
Capper, John The Turkish or Hot-Air Bath, with Directions for Its Use (London 1865)
Chaloner, W. H. The Social and Economic Development of Crewe (The Company’s Public Utilities p52 – 54 …The first Crewe Public Baths) Augustus M. Keeley Publishers 1950 ARCHIVE
City of Manchester City of Manchester Centenary Exhibition Baths and Wash-Houses Department 1938 (Pamphlet) 1938 ARCHIVE
City of Manchester O & M Review of the Baths and Laundries Department 1967 ARCHIVE
Clayton, Robert D. & Thomas, David G. Professional Aquatic Management (Human Kinetics Books 1989)
Coley, Frederic Collins The Turkish Bath: its history and uses
Coley, Frederick C The Turkish Bath (London 1887)
Coogan, Gregory. (Translator) Businessman’s Guide to the Finnish Sauna Helsinki Finish Business Report ARCHIVE
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 Read at Brittlebooks Library Illinois USA
Cross, Kenneth M. B. (M.A., FRIBA) Modern Public Baths Issued by the Amateur Swimming Association Simpkin Marshall, Limited (London 1938)  Modern Public Baths Kenneth M B Cross 1938 ARCHIVE
Council For National Cooperation In Aquatics Swimming Pools – A Guide to Their Planning Design & Operation Hoffman Publications Inc. Florida USA 1975 ARCHIVE
County Borough of Smethwick Formal Opening of Aeratone Therapeutic Bath Smethwick Baths 20th December 1955 (Programme) 1955 ARCHIVE
County Borough of Walsall Public Baths (West Midlands Press Ltd) County Borough of Walsall Baths Department Public Baths
County of London Public Baths and Washhouses and Libraries 1898 Internet 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
Dawes, John Design and Planning of Swimming Pools Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers Handbook Edition (John Dawes Publications 1986) ARCHIVE
de Main, Helen Editor United We Will Swim – 100 Years of Govanhill Baths (Lutha Press Ltd in association with Govanhill Baths Community Trust Edinburgh 2015)
Dobie, John Kitty Wilkinson – a civic myth? Institute of Sport and Recreation Management  (Baths Service Feb – May 1972) Kitty Wilkinson – A Civic Myth | Baths and Wash Houses Historical Archive
Dudgeon, Robert Ellis 1820-1904 The Swimming Baths of London (1870) Royal College of Surgeons of England Internet Archive ARCHIVE

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Eden, Mary The Philosophy of The Bath published in The Saturday Book Ed John Hadfield Hutchinson & Company (Publishers) Ltd (1959)
Ellison, Peter & Howe, Paulette Talk of the Wash-House (A Picton Press (Liverpool) Publication 1997)
English Tourist Board Take The Plunge – A Handbook and Product Directory to Leisure Pools and Spas 1983
Este, Michael Lambton 1779 – 1864 Remarks on baths: water, swimming, shampooing, heat, cold and vapour baths (London 1812) Internet Archive
Evans-Platt, C. Health & Fitness Centres – A Guide to Their Management and Operation (Longman 1992)

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Feireiss, Kristin. (Editor) The Water Temple: Grunderzeit and Jugendstil Public Baths (Academy Editions 1994)
Fleming, John Arnold North Parish Washing-Green Society North Parish Washing-Green Society; Rev. ed edition (1972)

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Gabrielsen, Alexander M. PhD, (Editor) Swimming Pools – A Guide to Their Planning, Design and Operation (Fourth Edition) (Illinois, Human Kinetics Pubhlishers, Inc. 1987)
Gerhard, William Paul 1854 – 1927 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 ARCHIVE
Gerson, Richard F. Marketing Health/Fitness Services Human Kinetics Books 1989 ARCHIVE
Gibson, III, Edward H Baths and Washhouses in the English Public Health Agitation, 1839-48 Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Vol. 9 No. 4 (October 1954), pp. 391-406
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
Graham, Elizabeth Ph.D. Pleasure and Utility: Domestic Bathrooms in Britain, 1660–1815 Ph.D. Thesis University of Edinburgh, 2013. ARCHIVE
Grantham, William C. (MS), Patton, Robert, W. (Ph.D) York, Mitchel L. (JD) Health Fitness Management: A Comprehensive Resource for Managing and Operating Programs and Fitness Human Kinetics 1998 ARCHIVE
Gregg, Pauline. Ph.D., B.Sc.(Econ) A Social and Economic History of Britain 1796 – 1963 (George G. Harrap & Co Ltd. 1964)

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Hartley, J. J. M.Inst.B.M. County Borough of Burnley Baths Department Annual Report 1967-68 County Borough of Burnley 1968 ARCHIVE
Hartwell, Edward Mussey Ph.D., M.D. Public Baths in Europe Washington D.C. 1901 ARCHIVE
Havins, Neville Peter J. The Spas of England (Robert Hale & Company London 1976)
Heathcote, Ken The Gym Business London David Charles 1988 ARCHIVE
Hickman, Clare PhD Taking the Plunge – 18th-century bath houses and plunge pools www.buildingconversation.com 2010
Holden, J. T. B.Sc., and Vowler, John N. The Technology of Washing The British Launderers’ Research Association 1948 ARCHIVE
Holt, Ann Steaming: the true story New Society p432-3 (17 March 1983)
Hoxton Hall & London Borough of Hackney Tis A Mad World At Hodgsdon – A Short History of Hoxton and Surrounding Area (Undated)
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) (IBM) Students Manual No.5 Baths Administration ARCHIVE
Institute of Baths Management (Incorporated) (IBM) Institute of Baths Management Golden Jubilee 1921 – 1971 Desk Diary and Year Book 1971
Institute of Baths & Recreation Management (IBRM) Diving In Swimming Pools – Important Guidance for Swimming Pool Operators and Others Concerned With the Safety of Diving Facilities and Activities ARCHIVE
Institute of Baths & Recreation Management (IBRM) The Operation of Giant Waterslides in the UK – A Code of Practice For Their Safe Management and Operation ARCHIVE
Institute of Baths & Recreation Management (IBRM) Student’s Manual No. 1 Electricity in Buildings ARCHIVE
Institute of Baths & Recreation Management (IBRM) Student’s Manual No. 3 Water Treatment and Purification ARCHIVE
Institute of Baths & Recreation Management (IBRM) Student’s Manual No. 4 General Office Routine (Part 1), Baths Ticket Office, Staff – Training and Welfare, Public Halls, Organisation of Entertainments, Advertising, Catering ARCHIVE
Institute of Baths & Recreation Management (IBRM) Student’s Manual No. 5 Baths Administration, Laws Relating to Baths and Laundries, Local Government and Committee Procedure, Wages, Including P.A.Y.E. & National Insurance, General Office Routine (Part 2) ARCHIVE
Institute of Baths & Recreation Management (IBRM) Student’s Manual No. 7 Water Supplies and Treatment ARCHIVE
Institute of Baths & Recreation Management (IBRM) Student’s Manual (Revised November 1967) ARCHIVE
Institute of Baths and Recreation Management (IBRM) Practical Leisure Centre Management Volume 1 (Undated) ARCHIVE
Institute of Baths and Recreation Management (IBRM) Practical Leisure Centre Management Volume 2 (Undated) ARCHIVE
Institute of Sport & Recreation Management (ISRM) Waterslides A Code of Practice For Their Safe Operation The Institute of Sport & Recreation Management (ISRM) 1999 ARCHIVE
Institute of Sport & Recreation Management (ISRM) The Use of Play Equipment & Water Features In Swimming Pools A Recommended Code of Practice 1994 ARCHIVE
Institute of Sport & Recreation Management (ISRM) Diving In Swimming Pools and Open Water Areas 1998 ARCHIVE
Institute of Sport & Recreation Management (ISRM) Swimming Pools Design Guide No. 1 1971 ARCHIVE

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Keil, Ian & Wix, Don In the Swim: Amateur Swimming Association from 1869 to 1994 Swimming Times Publications (1996) ARCHIVE
Kellerman, Susan Bath Houses – An Introduction (in number 1 of the “The Follies Journal”, 2004)
Kellerman, Susan Bath Houses: Gazetteer (in number 1 of the “The Follies Journal”, 2004)
Kelly, Michael The Life and Times of Kitty Wilkinson Liver Press (2000) ARCHIVE
Konya, Allan. Finnish Sauna London. The Architectural Press 1987 ARCHIVE

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Lackey, Robert M The Turkish bath: Its history, description and uses, in health and disease J.M. Lackey (1870)
Larkin, Charles M.R.C.S.L Lecture on Baths and Washhouses: addressed at the request of the worshipful the mayor and corporation, to the inhabitants of Gateshead 1856 Internet Archive ARCHIVE
Law, Donald. Sauna For Health: A Guide to the Health-Giving Benefits of Sauna and a Wealth of Information on Vitamins, Herbs, Diet, Massage, plus Exercises to Improve Health and Well-Being Godfrey Cave Associated 1978 ARCHIVE
Leeuwen, Thomas A. P. van The Springboard in the Pond – An Intimate History of the Swimming Pool The MIT Press 1998 ARCHIVE
Liverpool Corporation Health Committee A description of the baths & wash-houses belonging to the Corporation of Liverpool: Accompanied by plans of the baths and wash-houses in Paul Street (1846)
Lloyd, M. Laxton, and Lovelock, J.E. Fitness Through Swimming (Undated) ARCHIVE
Loftus, Michael Getting Into the Swim – Swimming, Baths and the ‘State of Trade’ in Kidderminster Amazon EBook 2019 Getting Into the Swim ARCHIVE
Lock, Liz. (Photographer) & Henner, Miska. (Photographer) One Hundred Years – One Hundred Faces: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Manchester’s Victoria Baths victoriabaths.org 2006 ARCHIVE
Longbottom, Betty Victorian Attitudes Towards Cleanliness and Dirt: Baths and Wash Houses in Bradford and Leeds 1860 – 1914 Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of M. A. Social and Cultural History School of Cultural Studies Leeds Metropolitan University (September 2005) ARCHIVE Victorian Attitudes Towards Cleanliness and Dirt: Baths and Wash Houses in Bradford and Leeds 1860 – 1914
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 Full Text Google Books ARCHIVE

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Mather, J. C. Greater Manchester’s Public Swimming Pools – A Pictorial Guide Rossendale Books 1993
Manchester City Council City of Manchester, Centenary Exhibition, Baths and Wash-Houses Department Manchester City Council (1938)
Mann W.M. 1876 The Baths The Story of The Western Baths, Hillhead, From 1876 to 1990 The Western Baths Club ARCHIVE
McAllister, Ian Hugh. The Hilda James story – Lost Olympics wemp3books Ltd. 2013 ARCHIVE
Means, Howard SPLASH 10,000 Years of Swimming Allen & Unwin 2020 ARCHIVE
Miller, I. F. & Cook, O. E. Coming Out In The Wash: Investigating Manchester’s Baths and Wash-Houses Article Industrial Archaeology Review 2021 ARCHIVE Read online at University of Salford
Ministry of Housing and Local Government Swimming Pools London Her Majesty’s Stationery Office 1962 ARCHIVE
Ministry of Housing and Local Government The Purification of the Water of Swimming Baths London Her Majesty’s Stationery Office 1964 ARCHIVE
Moth, J The City of Birmingham Baths Department 1851-1951 Birmingham City Council (1951) City of Birmingham Baths Department 1851 – 1951 ARCHIVE
Mugele, G. F. B.Sc.(Eng)., A.M.I.C.E., A.M.I.W.E. & Wiseman, A. B.Sc., A.R.I.C. Water Treatment London George Newnes Limited 1956 ARCHIVE
Mullett, Charles F Public Baths and health in England, 16th-18th century The Johns Hopkins Press (Baltimore 1946)
Municipal Journal & Public Works Engineer Editor Public Baths and Wash Houses – Finance, Construction, Filtration & Lighting; Some Recent Notable Examples (13th May 1932) ARCHIVE Public Baths Wash Houses The Municipal Journal & Public Works Engineer May 13 1932
Myerscough, Keith The “Stalybridge Merman” Joey Nuttall Champion of The World (K Myerscough 2021) ARCHIVE

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N.A.B.S. (INC) National Association of Bath Superintendents Modern Baths and Laundries (1961) ARCHIVE
North Parish Washing-Green Society Twentieth Century Society – North Parish Washing-Green Society Founded 1792 ARCHIVE
Nottingham Public Baths Department Nottingham Baths and Swimming Pools. The official handbook, etc. With illustrations
Nottingham Public Baths, Gedling Street, Nottingham (Circular) 1863

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Patton, Robert W. Grantham, William C. Gerson, Richard F. & Gettman, Larry R. Developing and Managing Health/Fitness Facilities Human Kinetics Books 1989 ARCHIVE
Payne, E Harding Suggestions on the General Arrangements, Structure, and Equipment of Public Swimming Baths and Bathing Places Southern Counties Amateur Swimming Association (1912)
Pearsall, Ronald. Lifesaving – The Story of the Royal Life Saving Society – The First 100 Years London David & Charles 1991 ARCHIVE
Penstone, J. K. Headmistress Sarson High School Melton Mowbray Waterfield Swimming Bath Melton Mowbray (1975) Waterfield Swimming Bath Melton Mowbray ARCHIVE
Perkins, Philip H. C.Eng, FASCE., FIMunE., MIWE., MIPHE. Swimming Pools – A Treatise on the Planning, Layout, Design and Construction, Including Water Treatment and Other Services Applied Science Publishers Ltd. 1978 ARCHIVE
Perkins, Philip H. C.Eng, FASCE., FIMunE., MIWE., MIPHE. Swimming Pools – A Treatise on the Planning, Layout, Design and Construction, Including Water Treatment and Other Services (Second Edition) Elseier Publishing Company Ltd. ARCHIVE
Perdue, G. R. The Technology of Washing The British Launderers Research Association 1961 ARCHIVE
Perrin, Gerald A. Sports Halls & Swimming Pools – A Design and Briefing Guide E & F. N. Spon Ltd 1980 ARCHIVE
Petrie, T. C. F.C.S. Questions and Answers on Wash-House Practice Heywood & Company ltd. London 1947 ARCHIVE
Pool Water Advisory Group Swimming Pool Water Treatment and Quality Standards 1995 ARCHIVE
Pool Water Advisory Group Swimming Pool Water Treatment and Quality Standards 1999 ARCHIVE
Pollard, J. P. Baths in Nottingham 1844 – 1944 Nottingham (England), Public Baths and Wash Houses Committee 1944
Prichard, Bally Price . Engineer to the Committee Baths And Wash -Houses For The Labouring Classes Committee For General Purposes (London Effingham Wilson: Royal Exchange 1852) Internet Archive
Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) Hygiene For Spa Pools 1994 ARCHIVE
Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) Hygiene For Hydrotherapy Pools 1990 ARCHIVE
Pusill, Emma & Wolkinson, Janet. A Lido Guide – A Practical, Inspiring Guide to the Outdoor Pools of the UK and Channel Islands Unbound 2010 ARCHIVE

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Ramsden, Simon. Baths, Wash-Houses, Swimming Pools and Social History: a case for conservation. 2 Vols. Unpublished MA Dissertation, University of York. 2001
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)
Robb, Steven The Public Wash Houses of Edinburgh Book of the Old Edinburgh Club New Series Vol. 10 (2014) pp. 127-150 Steven Robb The Public Wash Houses of Edinburgh
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 ARCHIVE
Sambrook, Pamela. Laundry Bygons Shire Publications Ltd 1983 ARCHIVE
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
Shifrin, Malcolm Women and the Victorian Turkish bath (HerStoria Issue 2, Summer 2009) pp.46-50 illus ARCHIVE
Shifrin, Malcolm
“A dream to keep you happy for a week”: the Dalston Junction Turkish baths and two that never happened (Hackney History Vol.14, 2008) pp.38-49 illus (33 refs) ARCHIVE
Shifrin, Malcolm
Ephemeral documents of an ephemeral institution: researching the Victorian Turkish bath (The Ephemerist No.142, Autumn 2008) pp.20-29 illus ARCHIVE
Shifrin, Malcolm
The Victorian Turkish bath (The Gilded Lily Summer 2002) pp.14-15 illus ARCHIVE
Shifrin, Malcolm
The Turkish-bath baby-death mystery: the Urquharts in Rickmansworth. Pt.1 (Hertfordshire’s Past No.45, Autumn 1998) pp.24-31 illus (16 refs) ARCHIVE
Shifrin, Malcolm Two Turkish baths in Jermyn Street (Notes and Queries Vol.241, No 4, Dec 1996) p.430
Shifrin, Malcolm
Getting excited over a load of hot air: local history and the Victorian Turkish bath(Local History Magazine No.57, Sep/Oct 1996) pp.10-13 illus ARCHIVE
Shifrin, Malcolm
Victorian Turkish baths? “Never been asked for those before” (Picture Postcard Monthly No.201, Jan 1996)  pp.29-31 illus ARCHIVE
Shifrin, Malcolm
Some like it (very) hot (The Ephemerist No.91, Dec 1995) pp.614-8 illus ARCHIVE
Shifrin, Malcolm Victorian Turkish Baths Historic England 2015 ARCHIVE
Sinclair, A. & Henry, W The Badminton Library – Swimming Longmans, Green & Co (1893)
Smith, Janet Tooting Bec Lido South London Swimming Club 2000 ARCHIVE
Smith, Janet Liquid Assets (Played in Britain) Malavan Media (July 2005) ARCHIVE
Smith, Virginia. Clean – A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity Oxford University Press 2007 ARCHIVE
Sport England & Health & Safety Commission Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools Sport England Publications & HSE Books 1999 ARCHIVE
Sprawson, Charles. Haunts of the Black Masseur the Swimmer as Hero Vintage ARCHIVE
Stewart, Bob. The Waters of the Gap: The Mythology of Aqua Sulis Bath City Council 1981 ARCHIVE

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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 Albert Teasdale Manchester
Thacker, Alf 50 Years in Baths Published in Baths Service Vol.27 No.12 December 1968 p268 to 270. ARCHIVE 50 Year in Baths
The Candy Filter Company Limited The Purification of Swimming Pool Water (Sixth Edition) ARCHIVE
The Leisure Hour A family Journal of Instruction and Recreation no.486 Another Turkish Bath April 18, 1861 ARCHIVE
The Leisure Hour A family Journal of Instruction and Recreation no.501 The Turkish Bath August 1, 1861 ARCHIVE
The Macclesfield Courier and Herald A Walk Through The Public Institutions of Macclesfield The Baths And Washhouses p103 – 110 Claye, Brown and Claye Printers (1888) ARCHIVE Macclesfield The Baths & Washhouses
The Municipal Journal & Public Works Engineer Public Baths and Wash Houses p629-640 (May 13 1932) ARCHIVE Public Baths & Wash Houses MJ&PWE May 13 1932
The Safety in Leisure Research Unit (SAIL) Stevens, T. R. Dr Director & Jenkins, Ian S. Research Assistant Improving the Safety of Water Slides with Recommendations For Their Design and Management in the UK The Safety in Leisure Research Unit (SAIL) West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Swansea ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Leisure Pools – Sports Council Study 19 A Study of Pools in Bletchley, Whitley Bay and Rotherham Public Attitudes Surveys Ltd The Sports Council 1979 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Provision for Swimming – A Guide to Swimming Pool Planning The Sports Council 1978 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council & Kit Campbell Associates Provision for Swimming Technical Report Volume 1 Swimming in the UK The Sports Council March 1992 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council & Kit Campbell Associates Provision for Swimming Technical Report Volume 2 The Development of Swimming at the Local Level The Sports Council March 1992 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Designing Public Swimming Pools – Reprint of Sections Printed in The Architects Journal The Sports Council 1998 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Sports Council TUS Bulletin 1 – Public Indoor Swimming Pools Department of Education and Science Her Majesty’s Stationery Office 1993 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council & Veal. A. J. New Swimming Pool for Old – Sports Council Study 18 – The Impact of Replacing an Old Pool on Indoor Swimming in Ashton-Under-Lyne and Surrounding Areas The Sports Council 1997 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Provision for Sport – Indoor Swimming Pools, Indoor Sports Centres, Golf Courses Department of Education and Science Her Majesty’s Stationery Office 1972 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Provision for Swimming Technical Report Volume 2 The Development of Swimming at the Local Level The Sports Council March 1992 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Sports Council TUS Bulletin 3 Building Cost Study 20m Indoor Swimming Pools The Sports Council 1975 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Sports Council SASH Design Guide 2 – Swimming Pool Option – Briefing, Design, Performance Specification and Cost Guidance Notes for the Swimming Pool Addition to the SASH Sports Centre The Sports Council July 1986 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Ozone Water Treatment Systems for Swimming Pools – A National Survey 1985 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Planning for Sport – October 1968 Report of a Working Party Scales of Provision Central Council of Physical Recreation 1968 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Technical Unit for Sport (Editors John, Geraint and Heard, Helen) Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design Volume 1 Ice Rinks and Swimming Pools London The Architectural Press 1981 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Technical Unit for Sport (Editors John, Geraint and Heard, Helen) Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design Volume 2 Indoor Sports London The Architectural Press 1981 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Technical Unit for Sport (Editors John, Geraint and Heard, Helen) Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design Volume 3 Outdoor Sports London The Architectural Press 1981 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Technical Unit for Sport (Editors John, Geraint and Heard, Helen) Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design Volume 4 Sports Data London The Architectural Press 1981 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Technical Unit for Sport (Editors John, Geraint and Campbell, Kit) Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design Volume 3 Swimming Pools and Ice Rinks (Second Edition) Butterworth Architecture 1996 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council Technical Unit for Sport (Editors John, Geraint and Campbell, Kit) Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design Volume 2 Indoor Sports (Second Edition) London Architectural Press 1996 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council & Health & Safety Commission Safety In Swimming Pools Sports Council Publications 1988
The Sports Council (East Midland Region) East Midlands Sports Council Technical Panel Bulletin No.1. Leisure pools, Pool Gradients, Adjustable Floors and Diving June 1974 ARCHIVE
The Sports Council (West Midlands) A Regional Strategy Topic Study on Swimming Pools The Sports Council (West Midlands) March 1992 ARCHIVE
Thomas, David G. Professor Swimming Pool Operators Handbook National Swimming Pool Foundation of Washington D. C. 1972 ARCHIVE
Thomas, Ralph Swimming 2nd ed. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company (1904)
Thomson, William A. R., M.D. Spas That Heal Adam & Charles Black (London 1978) ARCHIVE
Times 29 December 1983 p5 How I Took The Plunge in Paddington
Trollope, Anthony The Turkish Bath published in Mary Gresley and other stories by Anthony Trollope The Folio Society (1951) ARCHIVE
Troup, Annandale W. M.C., M.B., CH.B. (St Andrewes) Ultra-Violet Rays in General Practice London. H. K. Lewis & Co. Ltd. 1926 ARCHIVE

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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 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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Waites, Winifred J. Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool Association 1981 ARCHIVE
Wallis, A. P. (F.A.P.H.I .) Deputy Chief Health Inspector Somerset County Council The Construction and Maintenance of Small Swimming Pools – Approved Theses for Admission to Fellowship of the Association The Association of Public Health inspectors 1963 ARCHIVE
Walton, John K. (Editor) and Walvin, James. (Editor) Leisure In Britain 1780 to 1939 Manchester University Press 1983
Williams, Marilyn Thornton Washing the “Great Unwashed”: Public Baths in Urban America Ohio State University Press (1991) ARCHIVE
Williams, Prue Victoria Baths: Manchester’s Water Palace Spire Books Limited (2004) ARCHIVE
Williamson, Gerald A. M.I.C.E., M.I.Struct.E. Recreation Centres Their Design and Costs – Paper Given at The The Institute of Baths Management Conference, Torquay 1966 ARCHIVE
Wilkinson, Thomas Memoir of Kitty Wilkinson of Liverpool 1786 – 1860 H. Young & Sons 1927
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Wilson, Erasmus F.R.S The Eastern Turkish Bath It’s History, Revival in Britain and Application to the Purposes of Health London John Churchill 1861 Read Online at The Project Gutenberg ARCHIVE
Wiltse, Jeff. Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America The University of North Carolina 2007 ARCHIVE
Wohl, Anthony S. Endangered Lives – Public Health in Victorian Britain J. M. dent & Sons Ltd. 1983 ARCHIVE
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5 Responses to “Baths and Wash Houses: References”

  1. Elizabeth Graham says:

    I did a PhD on 18th c. baths, some of which were Turkish or swimming baths. The citation is ‘Pleasure and Utility: Domestic Bathrooms in Britain, 1660–1815’, University of Edinburgh, 2013. Susan Kellerman has also published on 18th c. baths.

  2. France's worsley says:

    An addition to the archive:-

    The Public Washhouse in Manchester 1850-1980, and its Importance for Working Class Women.

    Unpublished MA thesis in 2000, copies in MMU library and Manchester Central Library.

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