Melksham has for some years been rapidly advancing into note as a
watering place. About half a mile east of the town is an excellent saline
similar to the Cheltenham Waters, but of much greater strength, and the
most abundant in their supply.
Stone Spa Bottle
MELKSHAM / Saline Chalybeate / WATER.
Maker: PRICE, BRISTOL. 7" high.
Paper Label: The / Melksham
Natural / Chalybeate Spring / Water.
Two mineral springs, one Saline and the other Chalybeate, were
the vicinity some years ago; and in 1816 a new saline spa was obtained by
drilling to a depth of 351½ feet. It was anticipated that Melksham would
advance into note, in consequence of the magical properties these waters
posessed, and every accomodation for visitors was provided, including a
room, hot and cold basins,a handsome crescent, an agreeable promenade
But with all these inducements, success was not commanded.