|Welcome to Boston Spa|
This is the official website for the village of Boston Spa in West Yorkshire, produced for the benefit of residents and managed by the Parish Council. It is constantly being developed and will be expanded as and when information is prepared and published on the site. We hope that you will find that the site is helpful to you in particular and to the community as a whole. It is it hoped that through the site we will be able to keep you informed of current events and activities and on matters that affect us all.
It was the
and Boston Spa
celebrated with the nation.
to see the programme
Does anyone have any memories of that day to share ?
form to send in yours.
PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES
EVER THOUGHT OF BEING A PARISH COUNCILLOR?
Check here for details
New posting on the Engage page
is well on its way
Check out our new section HERE
In addition to the main Questionnaire there is a younger persons version.
This can accessed HERE.
If you are under 18 take a look and complete the survey on line.
Find the under 18 FACEBOOK page
Read about the JUNIOR site
VISIT YOUR LOCAL POLICE
Boston Spa is located a mile to the east of the junction 44 of the A1(M) to the north east of Leeds and about two miles south of the market town of Wetherby. It is mid way between Leeds, Harrogate and York being approximately 15 miles from each. Neighbouring villages include Bramham, Collingham, Clifford, Thorner, Thorp Arch and Walton with the brewery town of Tadcaster about 5 miles to the east. Its built environment is of extremely high quality as demonstrated by the very high density of listed buildings in the village.
It lies on the Southern Magnesian Limestone ridge and the landscape is generally gently undulating, marking a transition between the Vale of York to the east and the Pennine fringe to the west. The River Wharfe cuts a gorge through this landscape with steep cliffs on the southern,village, side and meadows to the north. Its tree-lined banks provide picturesque enclosed views which have been celebrated since the18th century. The riverside path runs for approximately two miles along the river and provides a series of contrasting views.
The photograph shows some limestone cliffs along the river and has been kindly provided by Boston Spa Archaeology and Heritage group..
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This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages
Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Boston Spa
It is also listed in the British Information Online website and the Boston Spa page can be found HERE