Baths and Washhouses further developments

Baths and Washhouses further developments
  • Title: Baths and Washhouses further developments

  • Date : June 1855

  • Catalogue number : Tyne and Wear Archives CB.SU/1/3 p.128

  • Description :

    The first baths in Sunderland were a success, and the Corporation went on to build additional baths and washhouses.  This excerpt from the minutes shows the purchase of a plot of land for baths at Hallgarth Square, Monkwearmouth.  This land was purchased from Sir Hedworth Williamson, who was one of the MPs for Sunderland.

  • Transcript:

    Resolved – That the Common Corporate Seal be affixed to an Indenture in duplicate bearing date the twentieth day of June 1855 and made between Sir Hedworth Williamson of Whitburn Hall in the County of Durham Baronet of the one part and The Mayor Alderman and Burgesses of the Borough of Sunderland of the other part being the Conveyance of the ground on which the Baths and Wash Houses at Hallgarth Square Monkwearmouth are built.