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Sweat House, Lecamy

The Sweat House remains perfectly intact and is a beehive shaped structure of approximately 7ft in height.

It was used in the past as a sort of “Sauna Bath” for the cure of rheumatism and temporary madness, with a turf fire being lit inside to heat the building. 

When the fire had burned out and the remnants were cleared, the sufferer was placed inside, the opening blocked off and there the patient stayed to “sweat it out”, until he was cured.

The exact date of its origin is unknown.

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