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ALDFIELD, in the parish of Ripon, lower-division of Claro, liberty of Ripon; 4 miles SW. of Ripon, 8 from Pateley Bridge, 10 from Boroughbridge. Pop. 133. The Church is a perpetual curacy with Studley, dedicated to St. Laurence, in the deanry of Ripon, value, p.r. !£74. Patroness, Mrs. Lawrence.

This village is situated about a mile above the venerable ruins of Fountains Ahbey, on the banks of the Skell, and is celebrated for its valuable mineral springs, which are situated on the south side of the vale beneath, richly clothed with wood. This Spaw is resorted to during the summer months by immense numbers of people, and only wants accommodation to render it a fashionable watering place; few places abounding with more natural and picturesque scenery.

The spaw was first discovered in 1698, and its waters analised in 1805/6 by the late Mr. W. Brunton, when the contents were found to be as follows, viz:- carbonate of lime, 125 grains; carbonate of magnesia, 35 grains; sulphate of magnesia, 5 grains; muriate of soda, 208 grains; muriate of magnesia, 96 grains; total 325. Gaseous contents: carbonic acid gas, 6; azotic gas, 4; sulphurate hydrogen gas, 21; total 31 cubic inches.

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]

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