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Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood

Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

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Language: English
Wordcount: 115,741 / 381 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.7
LoC Category: DA
Downloads: 482
Added to site: 2008.11.05
mnybks.net#: 22562
Genre: History
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rruginous properties.

An account of the well would hardly be complete without some particulars, so far as they can be obtained, of the geological strata which were pierced by the shaft. These are said to have been gravel and boulder clay, Kimmeridge and Oxford clays, Kelloway’s rock, blue clay, cornbrash, limestone, great oolite, clay and limestone, upper Estuarine clay, Lincolnshire oolite, and Northampton sands, Lias, upper, middle, and part of lower.

Of the chemical ingredients of the water, as several accounts have been given by different authorities, it is sufficient to say here that its two most important elements are the iodine and bromine, in both of which it far exceeds any other Spa. The only known water which contains a greater proportion of bromine is that of the Dead Sea, in Palestine.

CHAPTER II.

LOCAL RECORDS OP THE PAST.

To those who visit Woodhall Spa, in its present advanced

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