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Smedley's Hydro - The Putting Green

Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment was built in 1853 by George E Statham as architect for John Smedley, with castellated additions in c 1867, and french chateau style additions in 1885. The Hydro had its own private church, demolished in 1958-9. Smedley's hydro was enormously successful, and particularly popular with the middle classes of society. In 1867 Smedley treated 2,000 patients (despite c…