Cooling-rooms at the Nottingham Hammam

Men's cooling room womwn's cooling-room

Men's cooling-room

Women's cooling-room

Robert Owen Allsop, author of The Turkish bath: its design and construction (Spon, 1890), well understood British women's preference for privacy, writing:

‘In ladies’ baths, more privacy must be observed. Each lady bather should have a private dressing and reposing room, even if only formed by dwarf wooden partitions.’

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Women and the Victorian Turkish bath. Pt.6: attitudes to privacy, nudity, & exercise

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