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St. Pancras Public Baths and Public Hall Architect: Thomas W. Aldwinckle. 1898-1900. Prince of Wales Road and Willes Road, Camden Town, London NW5 3LE, London. British Listed Buildings describes this Grade II building, which is constructed of red brick with Doulton terracotta bands and dressings, as a “large rectangular block in free Tudor/Francois Premier style” with “steeply pitched slate roofs.” According to the British Listed Buildings site, the complex originbally contained “public baths, swimming baths & launderette, formerly with wash house and public hall,” and Cinematreasures.org states that a cinema operated in the public hall around 1910. [Click on images to enlarge them.]
Left: The Grafton Road side, which formerly had the women's baths. Right: View along Prince of Wales Road.
Left: The Willes Road side. Right: The building's cupola.
Left: The corner of Prince of Wales Road and Willes Road. Right: The end of the building farthest from rince of Wales Road.
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Last modified 21 April 2013