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OXFORD (see also

162-166). Oxford will become an important centre of railway communication by the completion of the various lines in connection with it, now in progress, and partly opened, of which the two most important are the Oxford and Rugby, and the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton. The Oxford and Rugby line will rud through the valley of the Cherwell, by Banbury, and, entering Warwickshire, pass near Southam, and join the London and North Western Railway at Rugby; tbus opening a communication with the midland and northern districts. The Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton Railway will extend from Oxford in a general north-westerly direction as far as Worcester, passing a short distance to the west of Woodstock, and by Moreton-in-the Marsh, Chipping-Campden, and Evesham; from Worcester its course is chiefly northward by Droitwich (where a branch is intended to connect it with the line of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway), Kidderminster, Stourbridge, and Dudley, to Wolverhampton, near which town it will join the northern section of the London and North-western line. Large portions of both these lines are open for traffic, and the others are in active progress. Acts of Parliament have also been obtained for the construction of lines to unite Oxford with Bletchley (on the London and Northwestern Railway) on the one side, and with Cheltenham on the other. The former is completed and open for traffic.




cr. river Coln and Grand Junction Canal,

and enter Bucks. Denham.


Gerard's Cross. Chalfont House, J. N.

Bulstrode, Duke of Ports


land. Hibbert, Esq. Wilton Park,C.G.Dupre, 93 Thechurch contains the re- 23

Hall Barn, built by the mains of the Rt. Hon. Ed.

Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke, Esq. mund Burke, and the poet

and beyond, Dropmore Waller is interred in the

Lodge (Lady renville) churchyard. Pop, of pa

and Cliefden (Duke of rish 1851, 1684.

Sutherland). To Amersham, 7 miles. 873. HIGH-WYCOMBE, 29 To Great Marlow,5 miles,

Brands House, J. New the finest town in the Wyeombe Abbey, bord man, Esq.

Jeounty It has a handsome Carington.






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Honnington Hall, the 317 Tredie ton.

85 Rev. H. Townsend.

Lower Eatington Hall, 29} Newbuld. 87 E. J. Shirley, Esq.

cr. river Stour.

Alderminster. 89 Alscot Park, J. R. Alveston House, Sir

West, Esq. T. G. Skipwith, Bart.

Alveston Villa, and Re-enter Warwicksh. beyond Charlecote

cr. river Avon. House, G. Lucy, Esq.

22; STRATFORD ON AVON. 94 Stratford on Avon, celebrated as the birth-place of Shakspeare. The house in which he was born is situated in Henley Street. It has lately been purchased by subscription, and will be carefully preserved for the inspection of future generations. The approach to the church, which is delightfully situated on the banks of the Avon, is by an avenue of lime-trees. In the chancel is the celebrated bust of the poet, in front of which he and his wife are buried. The town-hall in High Street was erected in 1769, at the time of the jubilee. A good statue of Shakspeare stands at the north end of the building. The interior is adorned with portraits of Shakspeare, Garrick, and the Duke of Dorset. In the High Street also are the remains of an ancient cross, and adjoining them is the guildhall, a portion of which is occupied as a grammar school, where it is said Shakspeare received his education. When completed, the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton line, will connect Stratford with all parts of the kingdom. Pop. cf township, 1851, 3372.

Clopton House, and beyond, Welcombe Lodge.

15 HENLEY-IN-ARDEN. 1014 Beaudesert House, Wooton Hall, Sir C. F. In the market-place are and beyond Oldberrow Smythe, Bart. vestiges of an ancient

Court. Here was the ancient

Umberslade Park forest of Arden. 10 Hockley House.

1061 To Warwick 10 miles. Packwood House.

cr. river Thame. BIRMINGHAM. 1161) Edgbaston (Lord Cal. (see p. 204.)





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Cannon's Park, once Forward to St Albans

the seat of the Dukes of through Elstree, 104 m.

Chandos. Crabtree.

1051 Stanmore. 101 Bentley Priory, MarGrove.

quis of Abercorn. Bushey Grove, 8.

Hill House. Marjoribanks, Esq., ani 102 Bushey (Herts.)

Moor Park, Lord beyond Aldenham Ab

cr. river Colne.

bey, W. Stuart, Esq.
To St Albans, 3 miles. 1003

Watford Place.
The church contains seve-

To Rickmansworth,

3 miles. ral fine monuments. Here Nascott. are mills for throwing

Cashiobury Park, Earl Russell Farm. silk and making paper.

of Essex. Cecil Lodge. Pop. 1851, 3800. (See p.

The Grove, Earl of 200.)

Clarendon. The chief

portion of Lord Chancr. river Gade and

cellor Clarendon's fine

collection of pictures is Grand Junction Canal.

to be seen here. Langley House

951 King's Langley 191 Langley Bury. To Hemel Hempstead, 2 miles and besond, Gades. Bridge Park, Sir Astley P. 931 Two Waters. 22 This place is famous

Canper. Bart, and Gorham- 92 Box-Moor. 231 for its paper mills.
hary, (Earl of Verulam).

Box Moor Hall,
Berkhampstead Castle. 89

Westbrook Hay, Hon.
To Dunstable, 11 miles.

G. D. Ryder, Northeote Court, and Ash

Ashlyns Hall,

J. ridge Park (late Earl of Bridgewater, now (1835) Earl 874

North Church. Smith, Esq. of Browalow). A monastery was erected here about 1283, whieh, afer the dissolution, beeame the seat of royalts 84


311 Tring Park. Lance of Queen Elizabeth 81 Aston-Clinton (Bucks. 341

Aston Clinton. when Princess. The conven: 77 AYLESBURY, tual buildings were nearly

381 To London through

a town of great antiquity, All pulled down during the present century by the late is situated nearly in the

Wendover, 407 miles; to Duke of Bridgewater, middle of the county, on

Thame, 92 miles; to an eminence in the fertile

Bicester, 167 miles. tract called the Vale of

Green End, W. Rick

ford, Esq.
Aylesbury. The church
is an ancient and spacious

Two miles from Ayles.
structure, with a large

bury is Hartwell House, churchyard. Here is a

(J. Lee, Esq.,) for many town-hall, county-gaol,

ycars the residence of and a market-house. The

Louis XVIII, as Count inhabitants of this town

de Provence, and of the

Duke and its vicinity rear a great

and Duchess
number of early ducklings,

Weedon House.
Lillies, the seat of the late which are sent to the

On the road to Bices-
Lord Nugent

London market.


ter, Wotton House, (MarCreslow Pastures, Lord M.P. Pop. of Parl. bor.

quis of Chandos.) Clifford,

Wheddon Hall, (W. 8. 1851, 26,794,
Lowades, Esq.) 5 miles.

cr, river Thame.
Swanbourne House, (Rt.
Hon. Sir T. P. Fremantle, 781 Hardwicke. 41: Oving House.

727 Whitchurch. 43
Stukeley 8.m., the church
of Shiel is one of the most 663 WINSLOW.

Three miles distant 484

Claydon House, Sir H. perfeet Saxon buildings in

Acr. river Ouse. Eaglaad.

Verney, Bart.

iles distant ouse, Sir H. irt.

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