Hathersage Swimming Pool

Name: Hathersage Swimming Pool
Location: Hathersage, Derbyshire
Current status: Open from March 2020
Date built: 1936
Architect: Cecil Jones
Listed building status: Not listed
Lead organisation: Hathersage Parish Council

A large outdoor pool in the heart of the Peak District with views of the surrounding hills. Heated and open all year round the pool features a solarium (with covered seating) and a bandstand.

Heated pool (30m x 12m), sun-bathing lawns, hot poolside showers, modern changing facilities. There is a café immediately below the solarium, which is independently run, and a children’s playground close by too.

Notable facts
The pool was a gift to Hathersage, along with other local recreational facilities, from Mr George Lawrence, a manufacturer of razor blades. Mr Lawrence was killed in the Sheffield blitz in 1940 when he was taking refreshments to his workers.

The grandstand was built as a solarium with glass panels in the roof to let UV light through.

Hathersage run a busy and popular events programme.

Current plans
Major refurbishment took place over the winter of 2019/20 including work to the plant, pipework, pool basin and surround.

The pool is run by Hathersage Parish Council on behalf of the King Georges Field charity who own it and benefits from a lot of volunteer input.

Events will continue to be crucial to the success of the pool; Night swims with music, a 24hr summer solstice swim, coffee mornings and a triathlon based at the pool.


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Postcode: S32 1DU

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