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Cheshire Street Baths, Abbey Street Laundry by cqualmann

Built by the vestry of the parish of St Matthew in 1898 (officially opened on the 11th July 1900) the Cheshire Street Baths, and Abbey Street Laundry (part of the same building, just with separate entrances) still stand. The Laundry closed in 1974, and the baths on the 30th September 1978. The Laundry, despite the removal of the machinery is pretty much intact, and has been occupied by the Repton Boys club since 1978. The baths were turned into flats in the 1990s following years of dereliction and failed proposals to turn the building into a leisure centre. The Museum of London has some of the machinery and fittings


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