Aberdeenshire HER - NO88NE0120 - STONEHAVEN OPEN AIR POOL

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NameSTONEHAVEN OPEN AIR POOL
NRHE Card No.NO88NE234
NRHE Numlink 185161
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 50183
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Open air heated salt-water swimming pool, still in use. Built in 1934 to the designs of Gregory and Gall. Water heating, circulation, filtering and disinfecting systems were installed in 1935, and the gents changing room extended 1936. It is the only Art Deco Olympic sized salt-water pool which survives in the UK. The pool is rectangular (55 yards x 20 yards) and holds 320,000 gallons of water. The Art Deco entrance range is a long, single storey building with a pantiled roof. It comprises decorative cast-iron turnstiles by 'Bailey, Albion Works, Manchester' flanking a canted ticket office window. There is also a cafe, changing rooms and a colonnaded viewer's gallery. The changing rooms retain the traditional timber cubicles with timber seats. The pool and surrounding area is formed from poured concrete, which has been painted. The pool is enclosed by tall concrete walls with buttresses. The southern gate is of wrought iron in a pattern of the rays of the sun beating down on waves.
Last Update15/08/2017
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Easting: 387669.362572817, Northing: 786523.038495007

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