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    QDanT

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    Sulphur Spa

    Post  QDanT on Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:15 am

    250 yards from the Roman Road over Birkett fell there's a Sulphur Spa marked on the map, had a visit yesterday





    I wasn't expecting Marble steps and a plunge pool, but just maybe they're under 2000 years worth of silt ?



    Full report on my Blog
    http://teddytourteas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/walloper-well-and-sulphur-spa.html

    following the Roman Road line on the map I noticed





    which looks interesting --- cheers Danny


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    Post  QDanT on Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:13 pm

    QDanT wrote:250 yards from the Roman Road over Birkett fell there's a Sulphur Spa marked on the map, had a visit yesterday





    I wasn't expecting Marble steps and a plunge pool, but just maybe they're under 2000 years worth of silt ?



    Full report on my Blog
    http://teddytourteas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/walloper-well-and-sulphur-spa.html

    following the Roman Road line on the map I noticed





    which looks interesting --- cheers Danny


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    Re: Sulphur Spa

    Post  buffscrag on Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:46 am

    Hello Danny, I agree that does look like an interesting feature, I live quite close by and so have been up to look at it before now. It's bang on the line of the Roman Road (suspicious!)and is basically a rough circle of thorn trees, no sign of a ditch, but a slight banking under parts of the hedge. Tellingly, it doesn't appear on the 1847 OS 1:10,000, but does show clearly as a stand of trees on the 1890s OS 1:2500, so I'd suggest a date between those two. As to what it is, who knows - an artificial fox covert maybe? Farmer's dew ponds are often circular and sometimes partially surrounded by hedges, but this doesn't seem to have been one.

    I like your blog by the way!

    Cheers, Nick

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