Sir Isaac Holden's Oakworth House,
near Haworth:
plan of the Turkish bath

The bath in relation to the house The bath

The bath in relation to the house

The bath in close-up

Two years after Oakworth House was built, Isaac (later, Sir Isaac) Holden called in Joseph Constantine to advise him on the building of a Turkish bath, and the best method of heating it.

Constantine drew up two alternative plans for a two storey bathhouse, but Holden eventually decided on a smaller bath, shown here.

From the plans, it seems as though Constantine's Convoluted Stove was located in the potting house so that it could heat the Turkish bath and the billiard room. Holden was very keen on good heating and ventilation schemes, and also had air conditioning installed in his stables.


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Steve Sharp, whose family have been builders in the area for over 150 years,

and who 'contributed to the building of Oakworth House',

for permission to reproduce part of his plan of the building.

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Oakworth house, near Haworth

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