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Detail of 'Savaspace' bath-in-a-cupboard in the ground floor laundry (with door closed). Digital image of B 57282.

SC 701392

Description Detail of 'Savaspace' bath-in-a-cupboard in the ground floor laundry (with door closed). Digital image of B 57282.

Date 8/1990

Catalogue Number SC 701392

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 57282

Scope and Content View of 'Savaspace' bath in up position in the laundry of Brantwoode, No 4 Munro Drive West, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute Brantwoode, an L-plan, asymmetrical villa was built in 1895 to designs by architect William Leiper (1839-1916). The two-storeyed house is built from red sandstone with red tile-hangings, mock half-timbering and leaded windows. The interior layout includes an inter-connecting library, living hall and dining room. This seemingly simple cupboard under the stairs down into the laundry of the house actually contains a concealed, fold-down bath for use by the servants. Its position near the boiler for the laundry sinks would have provided ample hot water. The bath pivots on a waste pipe, and has taps which fold away after use. Various ingenious types of bath were invented in the Edwardian period, for example, tip-up baths, sunken baths concealed below the floor in flats, 'Sitz' baths like hollow cast-iron armchairs and combined basins and baths designed to share the same set of taps. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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