Ben Rhydding Hydropathic Establishment:
the Turkish baths, c.1859: the calidarium

Calidarium
< Ben Rhydding: the principles of hydropathy and the compressed air bath / by a graduate of Edinburgh University (Hamilton Adams, 1859)

The hottest room, the Calidarium, was maintained at a temperature between 140-150F. The writer continues,

From handsome carved corbels of Caen stone, springs a ceiling of rich groined work, orname nted with bosses, supporting a lantern light of stained glass of beautiful pattern. The floor is laid with encaustic tiles, seats, shampooing tables, and other requisite fittings occupy their appropriate places.

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