English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Dinsdale Spa

Other OS name in the Parish of Low Dinsdale

Historical Forms

  • The Sulphur Well, The Dinsdale Spa 1823 SurteesIII242


, The Sulphur Well , The Dinsdale Spa 1823 Surtees III242 ; discovered by accident in 1789 in an attempt to find coal , the sulphurous waters were found to cure rheumatism ; cold and warm baths were built in 1792 and after and the spa enjoyed a brief period of fame , being much frequented in summer and Spa Races being held here in 1842 , Surtees loc. cit. and VCH III 217 .