Crouchended

Life in Crouch End, bikes, trying to be green and other randomness

Hornsey Road Baths

I was inspired to dig a bit deeper after seeing this picture come up on my Flickr feed of the Haringey Flikr picture pool (which has some severe reflection on it if you look closely!). It’s a photo of a painting that has been sat in a painting shop in Crouch End for about a year, and i’ve often  stopped to look at it. The actual state of Hornsey baths is less impressive, in fact the painting alludes to the bath’s heyday whereas now they look much like this shot from Derelict London, and if you sit on the top deck of the 91 bus coming north you can get a good look at the site on the right hand side of the road as you begin the climb up Hornsey Rise.

A bit more digging reveals that the baths are due to be turned into flatsdespite some campaigning to keep them as a leisure facility.

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3 Comments»

  Louise Jarvis wrote @

i was wondering if you knew the name of the artist of the hornsey road picture. I used to live in crouch end and fell in love with it and would love to track it down.

  mentalflossuk wrote @

I don’t know the name of the artist, but I’ll try and take a look the next time i go past the art shop on Park Road – there’s a few paintings by the same artist in there.

  Marie wrote @

The artists’ name is Stuart Free. I love that painting!


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