Two Nerdy History Girls: Royal Waterloo Bath—from the Archives

Originally posted on Two Nerdy History Girls.

A great many structures were named after the 18 June 1815 Battle of Waterloo, whose 200th anniversary we commemorate this week. Many still exist.  This doesn’t.

Plate 34.—ROYAL WATERLOO BATH.

This very elegant floating bath is stationed near the north end of the Waterloo-bridge, and has recently been built and completed with entirely new and substantial materials, in a style of superior accommodation, at a very considerable expense: it contains a plunging-bath, 24 feet long by 8 feet wide, and two private baths, 10 feet long by 8 feet wide. The depth may be regulated at pleasure by machinery, which raises or depresses the bottom as required, secured by cross timbers, and bound with iron. To each of the baths are attached…

via Two Nerdy History Girls: Royal Waterloo Bath—from the Archives.

2 thoughts on “Two Nerdy History Girls: Royal Waterloo Bath—from the Archives

  1. I had never heard of this before Sarah. What an unusual contraption to be placed beside the river in London. I will have to look it up, and see how long it lasted. (I just did, but can’t find out yet…)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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