I am not sure if this is related to this or not. anyway here it goes most older style bathroom did have a repectaile with the lumiaire but to run seprated like currentally now i think they start doing that i think in mid 70's when it got widespread at the same time the bathroom get little larger along the way.
Paul i am sure your UK system still not allow the repectale in the bathroom unless it have RCD or isolated transformer for it if i am right?? [ I know the French verison so i will shoot it in a min ]
In France we have a repectale but it on RCD but not too widespred useage yet but slowly catchup with it.
I will leave that final answer with Allen Benson in France to find the final code with that.
Merci , Marc
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)
Back in the olden days that was only expected to run an electric razor. Later a wall mounted plug was there for the electric tooth brush charger and maybe a night light. The invention of the hair dryer changed that all.
In 1965 NEC, there is no mention of bath receptacle (210.22 (b)) But, it shows up in '75 in 210.24 (b).
Ah... So not there in '65, but the requirement is listed under 210.22(b) in my '71 NEC, so I guess that narrows it down to either 1968 or 1971.
In fact looking back at the '71 code I've just noticed that there's the vertical bar against the two lines which say "At least one wall receptacle shall be installed in the bathroom adjacent to the basin location."
Unless the wording was different in 1968 (which doesn't seem likely for something so simple), I guess that probably means that this was a new requirement in 1971.