Mineral Spa – Dr Henning’s History

In 1836 Dr George Henning produced an account of the development of the Spa and the chemical properties of its waters.

It is a very detailed document but the preface is a good general introduction and is replicated in full below.

The contents pages, below, give an idea of the range of the report and the ailments the waters were said to be efficacious for.

Some further extracts of interest about the area and the digging of the well are reproduced below. Note the Steart Hotel stamp on this copy of the document.

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