NY6367 : Sulphur spring at Gilsland Spa

taken 5 years ago, near to Gilsland, Northumberland, England

Sulphur spring at Gilsland Spa
Sulphur spring at Gilsland Spa
The original spa well and its associated buildings were further along the gorge. This outlet was built close to the lower footbridge in 1964.

In Robinson's “Essay towards a Natural History of Westmorland and Cumberland” in 1709 Gillesland Spa is mentioned as “a sulphurated spa so strong of the mineral that the smell of the water may be smelt at a great distance from it. It tingeth silver with a goldish or copperish colour. It seems by the taste and smell it hath of gunpowder to have something of nitre in it. By bathing it cures itches, scabs, and ulcers in the flesh and skin.”
Quoted in Gillesland by G. G. Mounsey (1865) LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6355 6780 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.2054N 2:34.2828W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 63547 67815
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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