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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.

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brine springs, is esteemed yond Ombersley Court,
the best in Europe.. It re- Lord Sandys.
turns one member to Par-
liament. Pop. 1851, 7096.

Upton Warren.
17 Stoke Works Station. 36

Grafton House (Earl

of Shrewsbury) in ruins. 15 BROMSGROVE Station. 38 Bromsgrove, on the Sal

amily..

ON MIGHT FROX GLO'ST.

From
Birm.

from
GI. '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.

Chaddesley Corbett.

Bell Broughton.
Coston Hackett.

Frankley.
Coston Hall.
North field.
King's Norton.

KING'S NORTON. 461

MOSELEY Station.

Moseley Hall, J. A. Taylor, Esq.

Camphill
Birmingham, (see p. 203).

51 Harborne.
53 | Edgbaston, Lord Cal-

thorpe.

LXIII. LONDON TO GLOUCESTER THROUGH MAIDENHEAD, FARINGDON,

AND CIRENCESTER, 107* Miles.

ON RIGHT FROY LOND.

From
Glo'st.

Fion

Lund.

ON LEFT FROM LOND.

of 811

797

To Reading, 11 miles.
Park Place, Henerton
p.
House.

To Reading, 8 miles.
Bolney Court.

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
beechwood. The church is
a handsome structure, con-
taining several interesting
monaments. Pop. of par.
1851, 3733.

Nettlebed. 40
About 8 miles distant is 611 Bensington or Benson. 46
Chalgrove Field, where
Hampden fell, on the 18th of
June 1643 A monument in

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.

Burcott. .

Grey's Court, Hon. and Rev. Sir F. J. Stapleton, Bart., and beyond, Crowsley Park.

677

Near Wallingford, Mongewell House.

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From
Glo'ster.

ON RIGHT FROM LOND.

624

313

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-
stitutions, & handsome
market-house, a gaol, corn-
mills, and manufactories of
sail-cloth. One M.P. Pop.

(1851, 5954.

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.
curious monuments. Near this

Loveden, Esq.
town are the remains of a camp
supposed to he of Danish ori-
gin. Pop. 1851, 2456

cr. the Isis, and
enter Gloucestershire,

LECHLADE. Fairford Park, J. R. R. 273 FAIRFORD.

80
Barker, Esq., and 2 miles The church, erected towards
distant Williamstrip Park, the close of the fifteenth
Sir M. E. Hicks Beach, century, by John Tame, a
Bart.

merchant, for the reception
of some painted glass which
he had captured at sea, is a
very interesting building.l
and contains a number of
curious monuments,

amongst which is that of
Ampney Park, and be the founder and his son,
yond Barnsley Park, Sir Sir E. Tame.
J. Musgrave, Bart.

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
called Thames Head, the Pope.
primary source of that ri-
ver.

To Cricklade, 64 miles.
Malmesbury, 11. miles.

Charlton Park, Earl of 74 Along the Roman road 100 Suffolk and Berkshire. Cerney House.

to Birdlir.

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.

Whitcomb Park.

Prinknash Park, T. J. Howell, Esq. This place formerly belonged to the Abbots of Gloucester.

ON RIGHT FROM LOND.

From
Glo'ster.

From
Lond.

ON LEFT FROM LOND.

To Cheltenhamn, 5 m.

Division of the road. 1024 Bowden Hall.

Barnwood Court,

Barnwood Ho.
GLOUCESTER, see p. 156.1074|

and

LXIV. LONDON TO OXFORD THROUGH MAIDENHEAD AND HENLEY,

58 Miles,

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