Melksham Spa


Melksham has for some years been rapidly advancing into note as a respectable
watering place. About half a mile east of the town is an excellent saline aperient spa
similar to the Cheltenham Waters, but of much greater strength, and the springs are
most abundant in their supply.

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Impressed: MELKSHAM / Saline Chalybeate / WATER.

Maker: PRICE, BRISTOL. 7" high.

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Paper Label: The / Melksham Natural / Chalybeate Spring / Water.


Two mineral springs, one Saline and the other Chalybeate, were discovered in
the vicinity some years ago; and in 1816 a new saline spa was obtained by
drilling to a depth of 351 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 pump
room, hot and cold basins,a handsome crescent, an agreeable promenade &c.
But with all these inducements, success was not commanded.

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