Plan of Colonel North's private Turkish bath
at Avery Hill, Eltham

Plan of the Turkish bath
< The Principles and practice of modern house-construction / G. Lister Sutcliffe (Blackie, 1898-9)

The description, below, taken from A Brief history of the Mansion at Avery Hill by David Shorney (Thames Polytechnic, 1990), does not completely match the rooms marked on the plan. The room called the frigidarium is labelled 'Bath Room' on the plan, and is shown leading directly, as one would expect, into the tepidarium. The room described as the caldarium is unlabelled on the plan and is shown, again as one would expect, leading off the tepidarium.

'A small lobby with double doors led into the frigidarium, which was lined with red and white marble and furnished with a large wardrobe, a WC, washbasins and spray bath. Beyond it the caldarium was furnished with marble benches and like the third room, the tepidarium, was lined with grey and white marble. Surmounting the complex was an octagonal roof supported by arches lined with Burmantofts faience in white and two shades of red.'

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