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Spa Baths at the River Wharfe

Subject ID:
Boston Spa
Subject Year:
The Francis Frith Collection
Class number:
Frith Collection LEEDS 41 Boston Spa 10
Spa Baths at the River Wharfe
1897. The famous spring of mineral water was discovered here by an elderly man out cutting brush wood in 1744, by the name of John Shires. Over the years the village of Boston grew and hotels were built to accommodate visitors. It is thought that the baths were built between 1810 and 1819 beginning with a pump room and then the bath room. The Spa Bath Company was founded in 1834 with seven shareholders.

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