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canal and basins hare been recently formed with depth of water sufficient to admit vessels of 500 tons burden. For municipal purposes, the city is divided into three wards, and is governed by a mayor, six aldermen, and eighteen coun. cillors. It has returned two members to Parliament since temp. Edward I. Gloucester was the birth-place of Robert of Gloucester the chronicler, John Taylor the water poet, George Whitfield the famous Methodist, and R. Raikes the founder of Sunday schools. Markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. and the supply is abundant. Pop. 1851, 17,572. About 3 miles beyond Gloucester is Highnam Court, erected from a design by Inigo Jones. Gloucester is connected by railway with all parts of the kingdom, but unfortunately the two main lines meeting at this city are of different guages.
Cheltenham is situated on the River Chelt, which flows into the Severn. Its situation is healthy and picturesque, and it is sheltered on the north by the Cotswold hills. It owes its celebrity to its mineral waters, which were first discovered in 1716. The waters are cathartic and chalybeate, resembling those of Harrowgate. Every accommodation has been provided for those who use them. The well walk is a magnificent promenade, shaded by ancient elms, St. Mary's Church is a large elegant building in the form of a cross with a lofty octagonal spire. It contains a curious font, and near it is an ancient stone cross. Besides this there are Trinity Church, numerous new churches, and a few places of worship for Dissenters. There are also some charitable establishments, assembly rooms, good hotels, billiard rooms, and a theatre. Cheltenham returns 1 M.P. Pop. 1851, 35,051. Two miles distant is Southam House (Earl of Ellenborough.)
LXII. BIRMINGHAM AND GLOUCESTER RAILWAY, 62Miles.
brine springs, is esteemed yond Ombersley Court,
Grafton House (Earl
of Shrewsbury) in ruins. 15 BROMSGROVE Station. 38 Bromsgrove, on the Sal
ON MIGHT FROX GLO'ST.
OX LEFT FROM GLO'ST.
At Barnet Green are al 1
Blackwell Station. warpe, consists principally
of one street, in which are chalybeate spring and a
many old houses curiously petrifying well.
ornamented. The inhabiHewell Grange. Lads) 11 BARNET GREEN Station.I 32 Lants are employed in the
manufacture of nails, needles, Windsor. This seat bas
and linens. The chureh conbelonged to the family
tains a number of handsome
monuments, particularly of of the Earls of Ply
the Talbots, Earls of Shrewsmouth and their repre
bury, and has highly orna. sentatives since 1341.
mented tower and spire. Bordesley Park, and
Pop. 1851, 1426. beyond Beoley Hall.
KING'S NORTON. 461
Moseley Hall, J. A. Taylor, Esq.
LXIII. LONDON TO GLOUCESTER THROUGH MAIDENHEAD, FARINGDON,
AND CIRENCESTER, 107* Miles.
ON RIGHT FROY LOND.
ON LEFT FROM LOND.
To Reading, 11 miles.
To Reading, 8 miles.
From Hyde Pa. Corner Cliefden, Duke
to Maidenhead, Berks, Sutherland.
(see pp. 91, 92.) | 26 Junction of the road. 28
cr. river Thames To Great Marlow,71 m. and enter Oxfordshire.
Fawley Court, W. P. 291 W. Freeman, Esq., an
i727 HENLEY ON THAMES 35 beyond, Stonor Park,
has a considerable trade in Lord Camoys.
corn, flour, malt, and
Dorchester commeraoration of this event
was formerly a Roman stawas erected in 1843, and its completion celebrated on the
tion. The windows of the two-hoodredth Anniversary church present some curiof the day.
ous paintings. The font is
very ancient and curious. Xaneham Courtenay, Vernos Harcourt, Esq.
Grey's Court, Hon. and Rev. Sir F. J. Stapleton, Bart., and beyond, Crowsley Park.
Near Wallingford, Mongewell House.
ON RIGHT FROM LOND.
cr. river Isis, and Milton House.
enter Berks. To Oxford, 6) miles,
ABING DON, 5591
To East Ilsley, 11 m.
Newbury, 21 miles. an ancient town, communi2 miles distant, Radley cating by a cut with the
Wantage, 10 miles. Honse. Sir G. Bowyer, Thames. It has two ancient
Hungerford, 24 miles Bart.
churches, several meetingOakley House.
houses, and charitable in-
504 Shippon. 56 Buckland House, Sir R.
Kingston Inn. G. Throckmorton, Bart.
Pusey House, P. Puser,
Esq. Faringdon House, W. 368 FARINGDON. 709 Bennett, Esq.
The church contains several Buscot Park, late P.
cr. the Isis, and
LECHLADE. Fairford Park, J. R. R. 273 FAIRFORD.
merchant, for the reception
amongst which is that of
cr. river Coln. The Abbey was granted 18 CIRCENCESTER, P. 154. 891|_ Oakley Park, (Earl to the family of Ma ter by in Trewsbury Mead, about Bathurst,) formed by Lord Queen Elizabeth in 1564.
2 miles distant, is a spring Bathurst, the friend of
To Cricklade, 64 miles.
Charlton Park, Earl of 74 Along the Roman road 100 Suffolk and Berkshire. Cerney House.
Minchinhampton, 10 m. Cotswold House. Rencombe Park,
Stroud, 11 m. W. Quise, Bart.
Misserden Castle, (late
Sir E. B. Sandys, Bart.) Birdlip Hill commands a very extensive prospect.
Prinknash Park, T. J. Howell, Esq. This place formerly belonged to the Abbots of Gloucester.