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Harrogate (England)

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a spa town in England, in West Yorkshire.

Pop. 85,128 (2001)

Summary Article: Harrogate from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
Resort and spa town in North Yorkshire, northern England, about 24 km/15 mi north of Leeds; population (2001) town, with Knaresborough 85,100; Harrogate Non-Metropolitan District 151,300. Employment is mainly in the service sector, particularly related to conference business, tourism, and finance. A US communications station is located at Menwith Hill. History The town developed as a spa after the discovery of Tewit Well in 1571. It became a fashionable resort and the leading spa in the north of England in Victorian and Edwardian times. The town formerly had over 80 springs (sulphurous, saline, and chalybeate) used for drinking and bathing, and in the treatment of rheumatic, skin, heart, and allied complaints. Features Victorian spa facilities include the Royal Baths (1897) and Assembly Rooms; and the Royal Pump Room (1841–42), designed by Isaac Thomas Shutt, and now housing a museum of local history. Turkish baths, sauna, and m...    Continue Reading
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