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IV. LONDON TO CANTERBURY, RAMSGATE, AND MARGATE, BY RAILWAY,

101 Miles.

From Marg.

From London.

ON LEFT FROM LOND.

From Londov Bridge

to Ashford, as 34 preceding route.

in

67

Kennington.

Along the valley of the river Stour, which the line crosses 5 times between Ashford and Canterbury.

Wye St.

29

72

25

Chilham St.

CANTERBURY p. 2).

Eastwell Park, Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, 24 miles.

Godmersham Park, R. Knight, Esq.

Chilham Park and 76

Castle,J.B.Wildman, Esq.

To Feversham, 7 miles.
Fishpond Wood.

Harbledown: Hall

Place. 81 Hales Pl.,

Railway to Whitstable, 6 miles.

Beverley Park. 84

Herne Bay, 6 miles through the village of Herne.

Westbere.

Hoath.
88 Chislet Court.

Sarre Bridge.
Reculver, 3) miles.

Monkton.
93 Birchington, 3 miles.

17

Sturry St.

13

Grove Ferry St.

cr.riv. Wantsum, and enter I. of Thanet.

Minster St.

8

RAMSGATE (p. 4).

97

MARGATE (p. 4).

ON RIGHT FROM LOND.

From
London.

worthy of attention. The
Irailway is alternately car-
ried through tunnels, and
upon artificial embank-
Inents formed on the face
Jof the chalk cliffs, and
Iwashed at their base by the
sea. In blasting the Round-
down cliff for the occasion

in 1843), upwards of 19,000 pounds of gunpowder were used, and within a few seconds 400,000 cubic yards of chalk thrown down by the explosion to a depth fof nearly 400 feet.

ON RIGHT FROM LOND.

Leave main line to Do. ver.

Hinxhill, and beyond Mersham Hatch, Sir N.J. knatchbull, Bart.

Brook.

Crundell.
Denge Wood.
Mystole House
Chartham.
Horton.
Milton.
Thanington.

Pordwich.

Stodmarsh.
Grove Hill House.

Branch to Sandwich and
Deal, 9 miles.

Pegwell Bay, St Lawrence.

Dandelion.

Broadstairs, 2 miles from
Ramsgate, and 3 froin
Margate, through St Pe-
Ler's p. 4).

N. Foreland Lighthouse.
Kingsgate,

101 To Reculver, 8 miles.

Herne Bay, 11 miles.

ON RIGHT FROM LOND.

Prom
Deal

Prom
London

ON LEFT FRCN LOND.

From London Br. to
9 Minster St. (p. 10). 93

About 1 mile before cr. riv. Stour, and

reaching Sandwich is leave I. of Thanet. Richborough Castle, the

ancient Rutupiæ, a Romar: station, and probably one of the earliest Roman works in the island. It is now a ruin, standing on

mound, the base of which SANDWICH (p. 5). 98 fis washed by the Stour. To Ramsgate, by

Sandown Castle, where

Col. Hutchinson died a coach, 6 miles.

prisoner. DEAL (p. 5). 1102 Deal Castle,

Walmer Castle.

Worth.
Sholden Lodge.

Prom Deal to Dover, by coach, 8 miles, passing through Walmer and Ringswould.

VI. LONDON TO TUNBRIDGE WELLS, BY RAILWAY, 46 Miles.

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Tunbridge Wells is a celebrated watering-place upon the borders of Kent and Sussex. The chalybeate spring, to which the town owes its origin, was first no ticed in the reign of James I., by Dudley, Lord North. The town has much increased of late years, and contains all the usual requisites of a watering-place. It is celebrated for the salubrity of its air, and the neighbourhood is extremely picturesque and beautiful. Pop. (1851) 10,587. Excursions may be made to Penshurst, (Lord De Lisle and Dudley), 5 m. distant; Bridge Castle, 2 m. distant; Hever Castle, 7 m. distant; Bayham Abbey (Marquis Camden), 6 m. distant, the ruins of which are extremely picturesque. There is a modern mansion in the Gothic style. Two miles beyond Tunbridge Wells is Eridge Castle, the seat of the Earl of Abergavenny.

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From
| London

ON LEFT FROM LOND.

681

64

Green-Man turnpike.

cr. Surrey Canal. Turk's Head or Half

way House.

Hatcham.
Newcross Square.
cr. Croydon Canal.

Newcross.

Enter Keut. Lewisham, a very po

Lewisham.

Lee Lodge. pulous village, extending

cr. river Ravens

Lee Manor House, F. near a mile on road to

Perkins, Esq.

bourn. Bromley,5 miles distant.

& Lee Grove, T. BrandLee.

ram, Esq. Eltham Lodge. 611

Eltham.

8/ Well-Hall, R. Sutton, The church contains se Esq. veral interesting monu

Park Farm Place. ments. llere are the ruins To Dartford, 84 miles. of an old palace, in the time of Henry VII. one of the most magnificent royal edifices in England. The great hall is now used as a barn--the splendid roof of finely carved wood is in a good state of preservation.

This is still Crown property.

604 Southend. Kemnel.

581

Sidcup. Frognal, Visct. Syd

Foot's Cray. 127 North Cray. ney. At a little distance, 1157 cr. river ('ray.

Foot's Cray Place. 552 Chiselhurst.

Birchwood Corner.

531 Pedham Place. Two miles distant,

Farningham, Lullingstone Castle, Sir

S cr, river Darent. P. Hort Dyke, Bart.

The Cock. To Seven-Oaks, 8 m.

Wrotham. To Tanbridge, 84.

St. Clere, W.J. Evelyn, Esq., and 3 miles from Wrotham at Ightham, Oldbury Place, W. Elers, Esg. Wrotham Heath.

Addington. Offham. 431 Royal Oak.

Leybourne - Grange, A short distance to right,

Sir J. H. Hawley, Bt. Bradbourne House, Sir West Malling and East W. Twysden, Bart.

Malling. 3981 Larkfield.

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Aylesford and Friar's 39 Ditton.

4 Place, Earl of Aylesford.

cr. river Medway. Preston Hall. To Tunbridge, 184 m. 3511 MAIDSTONE. 341

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171

Maidstone, the county town of Kent, is situated on a pleasant declivity, chiefly on the right bank of the Medway. In the vicinity are very extensive hop plantations, and the town is surrounded by gardens and orchards. Maidstone has an extensive and flourishing trade in hops, grain, fruit, stone, &c. The papermilis employ upwards of 300 hands. The Archbishop's Palace is a Gothic structure, rebuilt about the middle of the fourteenth century. It has undergone considerable alterations since that period, but is still a pleasant and convenient residence. Among the other buildings worthy of notice are, the County Hall, County Gaol, Chapel of Newark Hospital, All Saints Church, and a very ancient stone bridge. The town contains a grammar school, a proprietary school, 4 charity schools, 19 alms-houses, and 9 Dissenting meeting-houses. The county gaol was erected in 1818, on the improved radiating plan, at an expense of £200,000. Maidstone has returned two members of Parliament since the reign of Edward VI. It formerly contained a college, founded by Archbishop Courtenay in the reign of Richard II.; but it was suppressed by Edward VI. Population in 1851, 20,801. About 11 miles north-east of the town is Pennenden Heath, where the county meetings have been held from a period prior to the Conquest. Roads lead from Maidstone to Hythe, Folkestone, and Dover, Canterbury, Rochester, Tenterden, and Romney, Tunbridge and Tunbridge Wells, and to Westerham. It is now connected with the metropolis by two railways.

OX RIGHT FROY LOXD.

1 From
Folkest.

Route to Folkestone

continued.

From
London.

ON LEFT FROM LOND.

39

257

Leeds Castle (C. W. 304 Park Gate Inn.

At a little distance Martin, Esq.) a fine old

Harrietsham.

Hollingbourn. mansion, surrounded by a moat, situated in a

Lenham. wild park. Leeds village

The church is a large bas an air of remote an and handsome structure, tiquity; and farther to and contains curious stalls

Otterden. the right East Sutton

and monuments, Place, Sir E. Filmer, Bart, and Ulcombe Ho. Opposite Lenham, Chil. stone House, G. Douglas, Esq. ; Calehill Pk., H. Darell, Esq.; and fur- 227| Charing on the left. 47}| To Faversham 104 m. ther to the right, Surren

To Canterbury 13] m. den-Dering, Sir E. c.

Pett Place.
Dering, Bart.
Hothfield Place,
Hothfield Common.

Ata distance, Eastwell R. Tufton, Bart.

Park, Earl of Winchilsea Goddinton, Rev, N.

and Nottingham.

Ashford, Four miles distant

631 To Faversham 141 m Great Ollantigh. At the confluence of two

To Canterbury 115 m.
branches of the Stour. The
church contains several
monuments well worthy
of notice. Pop. 1851, 4092.

Willesborough.
Mersham Hatch.

| 56 Mersham Hatch, Sir

N. J. Knatchbull, Bart.

At a distance Eving

ton, Sir Courtenay IloSellinge.

nywood, Bart. New-Inn Green. Monks-Holton.

Toke.

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