BBC Countryfile on the healing spa at Derbyshire’s Stony Middleton
The recent visit of the Countryfile team to the Peak District included a look at a remarkable, community-based project to rescue and restore a ‘lost’ bathhouse and warm-water spring from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Some locals have in the past believed that this was a ‘Roman spa’ which of course it isn’t.
Its history is still fascinating though and the site represents a part of the boom in water health and hydrotherapy tourism in Georgian Britain.
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