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ON LEFT FRON EXETER.
Blachford, Sir Frederic
Cadleigh. Rogers, Bart.
4. ar. river Yealm. Goodamoor, P. 0.
32 Treby, Esq.
Beechwood, R. Rosdew, Esq.
Hemerdon Hall, G.
Four miles distant, at 88
Brixton, Kitley, E.R. P. mons.
Or to Plympton-Earle, Newnham Park, G.
Bastard, Esq. Strode, Esq.
384 miles. Great Eford, E. Clark, 54 cr. river Plym. 3911. Saltram, Earl of MorEsq.
PLYMOUTH. 43 ley. See p. 114.
DEVONPORT. 45 Devonport owes its present importance to a naval arsenal established here in the reign of William III., and called Plymouth Dock till 1824. It was first fortified in the reign of George II. ; but the fortifications have since been considerably enlarged and improved. A wall twelve feet high defends the town on the north-east and south-west; and the heavy batteries on Mount Wise protect the entrance from the sea. Devonport is well built, and contains several Episcopal chapels, meeting-houses, and schools, a town-hall, a small theatre, an assembly-room, a large mechanics' institute, a beautiful promenade, called Richmond Walk, &c. The dockyard is one of the finest in the world, and comprises an area of seventy-one acres. It contains many objects of great ipterest, such as the blacksmith's shop, containing a huge steam hammer, the rigging-house, the boiling-house, the mast-house, the mast-pond, and the ropehouses. Thirty-two telegraphic stations connect this place with the Admiralty in London, but the electric telegraph has almost superseded them. The victual. ling-yard at Stonehouse, completed in 1835, is on a gigantic scale, and cost a million and a half. The steam-dock yard lately formed by Government at Morricetown, is most capacious, and will repay a visit. Devonport returns 2 M.P. Pop. in 1851, 50,150.
Beyond the Crimble Passage is Mount Edgcumbe, the seat of the Earl of that name, a magnificent mansion, finely situated, and commanding most beautiful and varied prospects. Every Monday, during the summer months, the grounds attached to this charming place are thrown open to the public, but strangers can obtain admission at any time on application. On the Devonport side most extensive views of the Sound and surrounding country may be obtained from the Blockhouse, an old fortification, or from the top of Devonport column Looking across the Hamoaze may be seen Thanks (Lord Graves), and Anthony "ark (W. H. P. Carew, Esq.) At this point a steam-floating bridge connects e counties of Devon and Cornwall
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The church is a handsome 1000 were killed, and spacious structure, and the 1600 taken prisoners.
spire the loftiest in the North Petherton, and 2
county. Pop. 1851, 10,317. Dunwear. miles distant, Halswell House, C. J. K. Tynte, A cross river Parret. The scenery of the Esq.
river Tone, which runs North Newton.
on the left of the railSt. Michael Church. Approach the river Tone,
way for above 8 m., 18 Durston. and then ascend its valley
very interesting, and in West Monkton. to Taunton.
some places romantic
Taunton sends two
members to Parliament, antiquity, and one of the
and has a weekly market principal in Somersetshire.
on Wednesday and Sa. Staplegrove. There are some remains
turday. It was the Norton Fitzwarren. of a castle, supposed to
scene of many iniquitous Hilfarrance. have been erected about
executions in the time Nynchead 700 A.D. One of its churches
of James II. under the is an edifice of great ele
direction of Kirk and gance and splendour, and
Jeffreys. has a beautifully carved
Bishop's Hull. desk and pulpit. The in
Bradford. terior of the roof is very Heatherton Park, W. curious. Pop. 1851, 14,178. Adair, Esq. | Wellington Station. 514
Wellington is a neat town, and contains many good houses. Through the
and lime. (See p. 109). Branch to liverton on the
About 4 miles from the right 5 miles
Tiverton is a town of con station we enter Devonwiderable antiquity, pleasant shire, and pass through ly situated on the slope of a bill. The principal buildings
the principal tunnel on the are the castle, church, and line, five-eighths of a mile free grammar school. The in length. We then dechurch is an interesting structure, containing several cost
scend through a deep cutly monuments. The view ting into the valley of the from the church-yard is river Culme. strikingly picturesque. There is an important lace manufactory in the town. Tiver. 672 Tiverton Junction
We now descend the ton returns two members to
Culme, famous for its Parliament Pop. 1851, 11,141 Collumpton is a market
trout and eels. town of great antiquity. It
Welland. was a demesne of the Saxon
The principal trade 18 kings, and bequeathed by Alfred the Great to his son
the woollen manufacture. Ethelward. The church is a (Ses p. 109). large and venerable structure, consisting of three Al Jes. Near the font are Iwo curiously carved pieces of oak. The tower is a beauciful building, 100 fret bigh