Building & adjoining enclosure, with at least 1 well, sit'd to NW of same, all accessible by tracks from E & SE.
As above, reference to Magnesia & sulphur waters.
Site Description: Building - Spa
Site Access: By tracks from E & SE. Footpath through site. Entered from Aldfield using footpath to NE of site. 1909 map ref to magnesium & sulphur well.
Visibility: Summer visit site badly overgrown.
Micro climate: Sheltered river valley.
Buildings: Derelict. Building adjacent to enclosure with at least 1 well situated to NW of same
Walkways / Gateways / Paths etc: Main footpath now forest track, other footpaths leading to site.
Wrought iron pedestrian gate in Aldfield.
Water features: Spring in field above with small stone head with water course running down to river Skell
Other man-made features: Modern drainage channel to W of building – strong smell of sulphur
Natural features: Damp area of Meadowsweet and Reed Mace
Planting: Site now overplanted with commercial mixed woodland and conifers
General Condition: Building derelict
Local knowledge: Evidence of Spring the other side of river over bridge but impossible to view because of overgrown vegetation
Recommendations: Further investigation required. Possible written records to confirm details of Spa.
Other comments: Interesting wildlife site: plants, insects, butterflies
Shown on 1851 OS map as Aldfield Spa (Sulphur), near river Skell in Spa Gill Wood.
On 1909 OS map it is referenced by 'magnesia and sulphur' waters.
Site is visible today and the 'sulphurous' odours detected.
This site is a part of Fountains Park.
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