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The Plunge Pool at Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire



When we visited Lydiard Park in 2006 there was lots of work going on in the grounds, including this area next to one end of the lake.  A notice (photograph 0043 below) queried whether this was a boathouse or plunge pool, or even a holding tank for fish or mussels.

Five years later, in September 2011, work had been completed and a decision made - a new notice (photograph 0077) informs us that it is indeed a plunge pool (cold bath) which was built in 1820.

Plunge Pool
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Lydiard Park - photo: 0043
Notice before work was completed
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Photo Date: July 2006
Lydiard Park - photo: 0077
Notice after completion with details about their findings
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Photo Date: September 2011
Lydiard Park - photo: 0078
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Photo Date: September 2011
Lydiard Park - photo: 0153
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Photo Date: September 2011
Lydiard Park - photo: 0168
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Photo Date: June 2015
Lydiard Park - photo: 0167
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Photo Date: June 2015
Lydiard Park - photo: 0171
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Photo Date: June 2015
Lydiard Park - photo: 0170
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Photo Date: June 2015
Lydiard Park - photo: 0169
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Photo Date: June 2015
Lydiard Park - photo: 0166
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Photo Date: June 2015
Lydiard Park - photo: 0151
In these two photographs the plunge pool is in the area enclosed by railings
Photo No: 0151     Size: 732k
Photo Date: September 2011
Lydiard Park - photo: 0152
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Photo Date: September 2011

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