Dorton Spa 4488

Aylesbury, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England

Brief Description

Dorton Spa has the standing remains of an early-18th-century ornate pump rooms and baths built on the site of a chalybeate (iron bearing) spring.

History

The waters at Dorton gained in popularity throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, and access was constrained by landowners due to the increasing footfall.The baths were built to enable fair public access to the waters. The pump room was designed in 1834 and all related buildings had a Grecian style. The surrounding land was planted with shrubbery.

Visitor Facilities

Open ground in woods
Features
  • Pump Room (featured building)
  • Description: The pump room was designed in 1834 and all related buildings had a Grecian style.
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  • Latest Date:
Bath House
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Open ground in woods

Directions

The site is 1km east of Brill. It is only accessible by footpath.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Dorton
References

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