Coldbath Square in Clerkenwell was named after a cold water well that stood originally in fields


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Coldbath Square in Clerkenwell was named after a cold water well that stood originally in fields.

Cold Bath was fed by a spring which was discovered by a Mr Baynes in 1697. The discoverer declared the water had great power in nervous diseases, and 'equalled those of St Magnus and St Winnifred'.

The bathing hours were from 5am to 1pm, the charge two shillings.

The old bathhouse was a building with three gables, and had a large garden with four turret summer houses. In 1811 the trustees of the London Fever Hospital bought the property for £3830, but, being driven away by the frightened inhabitants, the ground was sold for building, the bath remaining as late as 1865.


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