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   Bell’s Messenger (1860) quoted verbatim in: Anon. (1881), pp.7-8.

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   Robbins, Alec (1991). Purton’s past. Purton: Purton Historical Society, pp.97-8.

   Robbins, Alec (1994). Records and recollections of Purton and district. Purton: Combefield Press.

   Saumarez Smith, W.H. (1984). A history of Baverstock. Lymington: Spartan Press.

   V. de P. (1879). Six months at Purton Spa under treatment of its bromo-iodated water: with some account of the neighbourhood. 5th edition. London: Hamilton, Adams.

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   Wiltshire, Kathleen (1984). More ghosts and legends of the Wiltshire countryside. Melksham: Colin Venton.




Healing wells

A map!

What do the healing wells cure?

Lovely data!

What a picture!

What a picture!

What a picture!

Salt's Hole, or Purton Spa

A table!

Purton Spa: a brief history

Salt's Hole today



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