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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.
LXXXI. LONDON TO BIRMINGHAM BY OXFORD, WOODSTOCK, AND
STRATFORD ON AVON, 116) Miles.
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.
ON RIO IT FROM LOND.
ON LEFT FROM LOND.
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.)
LXXXII. LONDON TO BIRMINGHAM BY AYLESBURY, BUCKINGHAM,
BANBURY, AND WARWICK, 1151 Miles.
Cannon's Park, once Forward to St Albans
the seat of the Dukes of through Elstree, 104 m.
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.
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.
Box Moor Hall,
Westbrook Hay, Hon.
G. D. Ryder, Northeote Court, and Ash
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
Two miles from Ayles.
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
On the road to Bices-
ter, Wotton House, (MarCreslow Pastures, Lord M.P. Pop. of Parl. bor.
quis of Chandos.) Clifford,
Wheddon Hall, (W. 8. 1851, 26,794,
cr, river Thame.
727 Whitchurch. 43
Three miles distant 484
Claydon House, Sir H. perfeet Saxon buildings in
Acr. river Ouse. Eaglaad.
iles distant ouse, Sir H. irt.