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The outlet from the healing spring to the great pool - dating from Roman times. The sign above is modern, and it says "Do not touch the water". Times sure have changed considering how once bathing in this, exact same water was considered extremely good for you and your health.
The waters at Bath were very popular already in Roman times, and they in their turn took after the Celts who had built a shrine dedicated to the goddess Sulis. The Romans built both temples and baths and called the town Aquae Sulis (the water of Sulis) - according to the Anglo-Saxon chronicle the baths were destroyed in the 6th century.
But not totally - the spring was continued to draw attention to its healing powers, and it is now housed in a 18th century building, one of the central features of Bath.