In UK, 16th Century Abbey Modernizes Heating System by Going Back to Roman Times

Roman ancient ruins

$24-million restoration taps energy from warm springs for high-tech heating system.

March 18, 2019
Peter Reina - Engineering News-Record

Ancient Romans in western England bathed in naturally warm spring water of the spa town of Aquae Sulis, now named Bath. Nearly 2,000 years later, the city’s 16th century abbey is now preparing to draw warmth from the still functioning Great Roman Drain to replace the former monastery’s dilapidated Victorian-era heating system.

Mr. Reina may be contacted at reina@btinternet.com



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