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Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

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Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Royal Leamington Spa, commonly known as Leamington Spa or Leamington Listen/ˈlɛmɪŋtən/ or Leam /ˈlɛm/ colloquially, is a spa town in central Warwickshire, England. Formerly known as Leamington Priors, its expansion began following the popularisation of the medicinal qualities of its water by Dr Kerr in 1784, and by Dr Lambe around 1797. During the 19th century, the town experienced one of the most rapid expansions in England. It is named after the River Leam which flows through the town.
DistrictWarwick
Post townLEAMINGTON SPA
Administrative CountyWarwickshire
Traditional CountyWarwickshire
OS GridSP3165
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWarwickshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWarwickshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWarwickshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01926
Population39,940 (2008 ONS urban wards estimates)
 

Other names by which Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire has been known in the past

Leamington ~ Leamington Leamington Priors ~ Lemington

Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Royal Leamington Spa, or LEAMINGTON: which see. Royal Military Canal. See MILITARY CANAL.

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