The Cleveland Pools


The Cleveland Pools

The Cleveland Pools, Bath

Currently disused Georgian (1815) outdoor swimming pools with a crescent-shaped 4-roomed watertight cottage and two lots of six cubicles either side overlooking a large P-shaped swimming pool currently full of pond-like water. There are tall trees, riverside, and shade from Sycamores growing on west boundary wall affording shade over half the pool for most of the day and evenings. A smaller more exposed empty pool lies on higher ground with crumbling edges and an old Aviary at one end still watertight. The site is on the river Avon in the Bathwick area of Bath just one mile from the city centre. The (Victorian) Bath Boating Station is 200m downstream, and on the other side of the river lies Kensington Meadow, a long recreational conservation-status field with Morrisons supermarket and its car park accessible to this ground. There is only residents parking outside the Pools’’ entrance and in the area which is a large Edwardian housing estate. Any noise or disruption must be kept to working hours if possible, depending on length of filming. The windows of the buildings, including a separate ‘Ladies Plunge Pool Building’, are currently boarded up but can be removed if necessary. There are volunteer stewards and trustees available to help and supervise the site during any bookings, but as the site is being restored in 2016, it is only available this year (2015) for filming or theatrical hire. Located in Bath.


TrainNearest Rail: Bath Spa railway station (direct line to Paddington one and half hours) is 20mins walk, or five mins in a cab (£7)

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