The Old Kent Road Baths, Camberwell:
plan of the Turkish baths

Three hot rooms at the Camberwell Turkish baths
< Plan: Public baths and wash-houses / Alfred W S Cross. London : Batsford, 1906

The Turkish Baths Suite, situated in the basement of the Public Baths at The Old Kent Road, Camberwell.

These baths, designed by architect E Harding Payne, were the first in London to be built by a local authority and include a Turkish baths suite. The three hot rooms, as was often the case, led off each other in a more or less straight line.

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The Victorian Turkish Bath Movement.  Part 1: introduction

Urquhart and the London Hammam.  Part 1: introduction

Early problems and controversies.  Part 1: introduction

Roman? Turkish? Middle class?  Part 1: the Turkish bath as a procedure

Women and the Victorian Turkish bath.  Part 2: the first Victorian Turkish baths

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