WHEN the Victorian Turkish Baths website was
started, a firm decision was taken to exclude any establishments outside
the 'British Isles'. This was in no sense an attempt to apply a value
judgment; merely that there would be more than enough work involved in
dealing with the hundreds of baths in the four countries where this
specifically Victorian version of the Roman bath originated.
Since then, many emails from outside the UK commenting favourably on the
site and an even greater number of enquiries from 'abroad', suggested
that establishments located outside the British Isles which come to our
attention should, at the very least, be listed, perhaps as a starting
point for other researchers who may like to join us.
So four additional pages have been included in the directory section of
the site. They are, however, different from others in the directory in
that, though there may continue to be occasional exceptions, it is not
intended that any further information about the listed baths will
No specific attempt is being made to seek out additional entries, or
methodically attempt to indicate when they opened or closed. But
information which presents itself serendipitously, or is sent by
visitors to the site, will be added to the list 'as is'. For this
reason, almost all dates should be treated as sightings only—unless
specifically indicated otherwise.