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Search Aspect ( turkish baths )
Location - Leeds & District

Cookridge Street Baths, Proposed Design (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, View shows Cuthbert Brodrick's original design for the Oriental and General Baths on Cookridge Street. The swimming pool opened on 28 July 1866 and the Turkish baths later that year although construction work on the whole building was not completed until 1867. Bands of coloured brickwork and Indian-style ornamentation gave the building a truly oriental feel. The completed building did not include the minaret tower which was substituted for a large dome. The building was also smaller, there being only five windows on each side of the central portion, rather than the six in the proposed design. In 1882 however, the building was extended and considerably altered. The domes were removed and replaced by pyramid shaped towers and roof gables. The two windows on either side of the main entrance, in this view were converted into separate entrances for men and women. The Oriental Baths were demolished in 1965 and the site now forms part of Millennium Square.
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High Street (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Photo shows the south side of the High Street and the junction with St Peter's Street. The High Street consisted of two storey back to back houses with tunnels leading to the courtyard. The Turkish baths on the High Street advertise baths for 6d. Russian and Sulphur baths are also available. The corner house had been converted to a grocer's shop. There are adverts on the wall for Oxo, Nestles Milk, Milkmaid Milk and Dewar's whisky.
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Public Baths, number 34 Hope Street, rear yard (Leylands)
Black & White image1901. View of the rear yard of the public baths at number 34 Hope Street. The turkish baths,(there were many throughout the country in the Victorian era), are thought to have opened in 1888 and closed in 1908. In 1899, according to Robinson's Leeds Directory, the proprietor was H. Rakusen. There is coal in the yard which would have been used to heat the baths. This area was due for demolition under the Local Government Provisional Orders (Housing of Working Classes) (no. 2) Bill. The view looks North-East.
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