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Latitude: 52.5523 / 52°33'8"N
Longitude: -0.5322 / 0°31'55"W
OS Eastings: 499620
OS Northings: 295950
OS Grid: SP996959
Mapcode National: GBR FWV.XZS
Mapcode Global: VHFN8.Q3JR
Entry Name: Kings Cliffe Spa at Sp 9962 9595
Listing Date: 25 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1190830
English Heritage Legacy ID: 232678
Location: Southwick, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8
District: East Northamptonshire
Civil Parish: Southwick
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Southwick St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
1/122 Kings Cliffe Spa at
SP 9962 9595
Shown as The Spa (Chalybeate) on Ordnance Survey map.
Spa bath. Probably early C18. Limestone ashlar. Rectangular tank with flight of
stone steps in west wall. Paved floor of tank has drainage channels. Smaller
chamber attached to south-west corner of tank also has flight of access steps
and was probably the feeder channel. The walls of the tank have graffitti dating
from 1747 to end of C19. The potential of a chalybeate spring rising from the
ferruginous limestone was first exploited by a Dr. Brown in about 1670. Morton
records a "fit cistern of stone......" in 1712.
(RCHM: An Inventory of Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire: p144)
Listing NGR: SP9962095950
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