Dr Richard Barter (1802-1870)

Dr Richard Barter

Dr Richard Barter was the founder and proprietor of St Ann's Hydropathic Establishment, the first in Ireland, located near Blarney in Co. Cork. He was the builder (with David Urquhart, in 1856) of the first attempt at a 'Turkish' bath in the British Isles since the time of the Roman occupation.

< The Rise and progress of hydropathy in England and Scotland / Richard Metcalfe. London : Simkin Marshall, 1912. p.120

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Dr Barter and St Ann's Hydro

Dr Barter & the birth of the Victorian Turkish bath

The Victorian Turkish Bath Movement. Part 2: Urquhart, Barter, and St Ann's

The Hot air controversy. Part 1: background

Early problems and controversies. Part 1: introduction

London's first Victorian Turkish bath. Part 2: The first Turkish baths

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

Early Turkish baths for animals

Heritaging the Victorian Turkish bath: creating a saleable asset

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