1) A medicinal or mineral spring, named after Spaw in Belgium.

1574 Mr Hattoun be reason of his greate syckenes is minded to gowe to the Spawe for the better recoverie of his healthe

1662 lent to my nephew Burdett att the spawe att Knaresbrough

1665 I went to Knaresborough spaw and lodged that night at an inne, Northowram.

dates 1574 1662 1665

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