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7. The Kingswood Formerly Sidmouth Brine Baths

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Plaque description

One of the sea-front lodging houses, a Georgian 3-storey bow windowed building, stood on this site. Demolished 1893 and replaced by hot and cold Brine Baths. Duritig 1914-18 war many casualties treated for effects of wounds. By 1920 dilapitated and impoverished they were closed but after modernisation re-opened in June 1924 by Mrs J.E.H. Balfour, wife of Lord of the Manor. They closed finally in 1935. Local Proclamation of accession of King George V read from upstairs balcony to huge crowd 7th May 1910.

Where is this plaque located?

From the Mocha you can remain on this side of the Esplanade and continue to walk along the buildings. The Kingswood Hotel is on your left and the plaque is located at the end of the building on the front elevation in the front patio area. It is visible from the pavement outside.

The next plaque is located at The Tudor Cottage in Chapel Street.