Roman Bath Street

Roman Bath Street
   North out of Newgate Street at No.76 (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Within.
   First mention: 1885.
   Former names: " Bath Street" in O.S. 1848-50, so named 1843. " Bagnio Street" c.1840. " Bagnio Court" (Rocque, 1746-Elmes, 1831). "Royal Bagnio Court" (P.C. 1732). " Bagnio Lane " or " Pentecost Lane" (P.C. 1732). " Pincock Lane" (O. and M. 1677-Strype, ed. 1720). "Bagnio Yard," 1723 (L.C.C. Deeds, Harben Bequest, 1700-1800, No.46). " Pentecost Lane" (q.v.).
   In the 18th century there were some famous baths here, described by Strype as follows: "Near unto Butcher Hall Lane is the Bagnio, a neat contrived Building after the Turkish mode for that purpose; seated in a large handsome Yard, and at the upper end of Pincock Lane. . . . Much resorted unto for Sweating, being found very good for aches, etc., and approved of by our Physicians" (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 194).
   Hence the name " Bagnio Court."
   Opened 1679. Name changed to" Bath Street," 1843. Houses on east side removed 1869 for new Post Office buildings.
   The name "Roman Bath Street" seems to be somewhat misleading, as it suggests the site of a Roman bath here, for which there does not seem to be any foundation.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bath Street —    See Roman Bath Street …   Dictionary of London

  • Bath, Somerset — Coordinates: 51°23′N 2°22′W /  …   Wikipedia

  • Bath — ██████████5 % …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roman Baths (Bath) — Infobox Historic building caption=The entrance to the Roman Baths name=Roman Baths location town=Bath location country=England map type=Somerset latitude= 51.38094 longitude= 2.35950 architect=Building John Wood, the Elder, John Wood, the Younger …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Baths, Strand Lane — Infobox UKproperty property name = Roman Baths, Strand Lane imgage name = Roman Baths, Strand Lane.jpg image size = 200px caption = The Roman Baths, near the Strand, probably date from the Tudor period. type = Historic remains NT/EH/RHS = NT… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman sites in the United Kingdom — There are many Roman sites in the United Kingdom that are open to the public. It should be noted that there are many sites that do not require special access, including Roman roads, and sites that have not been uncovered.England*Ambleside Roman… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman roads in Britain — Roman roads, together with Roman aqueducts and the vast standing Roman Army (in the 2nd century, c. 28 legions plus auxiliary units, totalling c. 400,000 troops, of which c. 50,000 deployed in Britain), constituted the three most impressive… …   Wikipedia

  • Bath (Somerset) — Bath Demande de traduction Bath, Somerset → …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roman London — This article covers the history of London during the Roman period from around 47 AD when the Roman city of Londinium was founded, to its abandonment during the 5th century.Origins and languageLondinium was established as a town by the Romans… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Britain — History of the British Isles This box: view · talk · edit …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.