The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1

Author: william finden
Published: 1838
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,661 / 151 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58
LoC Category: DA
Downloads: 336
Added to site: 2011.06.09
mnybks.net#: 30123
Genre: History
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ng to more than twenty feet. This clay, on exposure to the air, hardens into stone, and the streets of Harwich are paved with it. The town walls were formed of this material, as were also the castles of Orford and Framlingham.

During the fashionable season the town is visited for sea-bathing, and excellent accommodations are now provided, bathing-machines having been introduced, and the private baths rendered most convenient. They stand in a large reservoir of sea water, which is changed at every tide, and supplied with fresh water every hour, by a contrivance on the principle of a natural syphon. In some of these baths, the water is made hot for invalids, who, if they have neither strength nor courage to plunge themselves into the water, are assisted with a chair. There are also vapour baths, and machinery to throw the sea water, either hot or cold, on any part of the body.

There is a delightful walk, called "the Lawn," much frequented in fine weather as a promenade; and not far distant from it

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