Boston Spa  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Boston Spa like this:

BOSTON-SPA, a village and a chapelry in Bramham parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Wharfe, ¼ of a mile SW of Thorpe-Arch r. station, and 3½ NW by W of Tadcaster; and has a post office‡ under Tadcaster. It consists of a single well-built street; and has a fine bridge over the Wharfe, three hotels, a good church with a tower, built in 1814, and a Wesleyan chapel. ...

A saline spring here was brought into notice in 1744; has been recommended by distinguished physicians; and draws invalids and other visitors to the village as a watering-place. A pump-room, hot and cold baths, and other kindred appliances are in operation; and a number of handsome residences are in the neighbourhood.—The chapelry includes the village, and was constituted in 1852. Rated property, £5,040. Pop., 1,123. Houses, 251. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £180.* Patron, Christ Church, Oxford.

Boston Spa through time

Boston Spa is now part of Leeds district. Click here for graphs and data of how Leeds has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Boston Spa itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Boston Spa, in Leeds and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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