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The journey is performed in about five hours. Omnibuses leave the following offices in London and Birmingham for the railway stations. London offices: -Spread Eagle, Gracechurch Street ; Cross-Keys, Wood Street ; Bolt-in-Tun, Fleet Street ; Swan with Two Necks, Lad Lane ; George and Blue Boar, Holbom; Spread Eagle, Regent Circus ; Golden Cross, Charing Cross ; and Green Man and Still, Oxford Street. Birmingham offices :-Swan, Castle, Hen and Chickens, Albion, and Nelson.

LXXXV. LONDON TO DENBIGH THROUGH BIRMINGHAM, NEWPORT,

WHITCHURCH, WREXHAM, AND MOLD, 2061.

ON RIGHT FROM LOND,

From
Denbig.

From

London.

ON LEFT FROM LOND.

951

Esq.

(2064|From Hicks's Hall to Aston Park, once the 97" Birmingham, (p. 199.) 1091). Edgbaston Hall, Lord residence of James Watt.

cr. the Warwick

Calthorpe.
Canal
Hockley Brook.

110
Enter Staffordshire,

Soho, M. R. Boulton,

Handsworth. 1113 Sandwell Park, Earl of Perry Hall, J. Gough,

cr, the river Tame. Dartmouth.

Hampstead Hall. Great Barr Hall, Sir F. 91} Snail's Green.

1151 E. Scott, Bart.

WALSALL 2 miles distant Aldridge 884

118

has a fine and spacious church, Lodge,

and three others, a town hall, a To Lichfield, 9) miles,

subscription library, several
meeting houses, and other dig.
senting chapels a free grammar,

2 miles distant Bentley
English Blue Coat, and Sunday House.
schools. The inhabitants are

To Wolverhampton, 61
principally employed in manu.
facturing hardware used in

miles.
saddlery. 1 MP. Pop. 1851,
35,680.

Esq.

cr. the Essington

and Wirley Canal. | 8531 Bloxwich.

(12031 Forward to Cannock, 11 811

Church Bridge.

1241 Hilton Hall. mile.

To Castle Bromwich, 15 miles.

To Wolverhampton, 711 793 Four Crosses Inn. (126 miles, Brewood, 24 miles.

2 miles distant Somerford Hatherton Hall, and be

Hall. yond, Teddesley Hall, Lord Hatherton.

Spread Eagle.

129 2 miles distant Stretton Hall.

London and North I mile south of Ivetsey Western Railway. Bank is Boscobel House,

724 where the Penderellslived

Ivetsey Bank

1342 who concealed Charles II. after the battle of Worces. 70 Weston under Lizard. 1361 Weston Hall, Earl of ter. In a field near the

Bradfurd. house is the Royal Oak,

774

UN RIGHT FROM LOND.

From
Denbighl

From
London.

ON LEFT FROM LOND.

planted on the original spot from an acorn of the tree in which Charles was shelered, The existing re- 671 Bloomsbury 1391] To Shiffhal, 41 miles. presentatives of this family Enter Shropshire.

Woodcoto Hall, John had a small pension grant

6621 ed to tiem a few

Woodcote.

1399 Cotes, Esq. years

The ruins of Lilleshall ngo.

NEWPORT,

Abbey, belonging to the a small town near the Roman

Duke of Sutherland, one Aqualate Hall, Sir T. F. 641 Watling Street, possesses a1 142ilof the finest vestiges of

Norman architecture in X. Boughey, Bart.

old church, (part of which
has been rebuilt in such a

the kingdom. To Stafford, 12 miles.

2 miles distant Lillesstile as totally to destroy To Eccleshall, 94 miles.

hall, Duke of Sutherland. its venerable character, land Newport affords the title

To Wellington,84 miles, several other places of worbf Viscount to the Earls of

thence to Shrewsbury, 18 ship. The humorous poet, miles. Bradford.

Tom Brown, is said by some Longford Hall, R. M.
to have been born liere; Leake, Esq.
but others affirm that Shin-
nal was his birth-place.

Pop. 1851, 2906.
Chetwynd Park, B. 621 Chetwynd. 1438)
Borough, Esq.

601 Stanford Bridge. 1464 To Drayton, 41 miles. 584 Hinstock. 148

56 Shakeford. 1503
541
Sutton Heath.

152

cr, river Tern. To Drayton, 3 miles.

Buntingsdale Hall, J. 52 Tern Hill. (1541| To Shrewsbury, 16 m., Tayleur, Esq.

Wellington, 14 miles. To Whitchurch by Ight- 51 Bletchley.

1155 field, 8 miles. 2 miles) distant, Cloverly Hall, J. W. Dod, Esq.

8 miles distant Hawke Sandford Hail.

481 Sandford. 1581 stone (Viscount Hill), cele
448
Great Ash. 1612 brated for its combination

of natural and artificial,
beauties. In the grounds
there is an obelisk sur-
mounted by a statue of Sir
R. Hill, first Protestant
Lord Mayor of London.

cr. the Ellesmere

Canal.
Το
Newcastle under 434

WHITCHURCH

1631 Lyme, 22 m.,-Nantwich, 11 m., -Chester, 20 m.,

pis pleasantly situated on an

eminence, at the summit of Malpas, 5 miles.

which stands the church, a

handsome edifice rebuilt in At a distance, Combermere Abbey, Viscount

1722, on the site of a more

ancient structure. It conCombermere.

tains several effigies of the
Talbots, one of which is
to the memory of the fa-
mous Earl of Shrewsbury,
" the English Achilles."
Here are also a house of in-
dustry, a free school, meetel

-

ION RIGHT FRON LOND.

Prom
Denbig

Prom
London

ON LEFT FROM LOND.

ing-houses, chanty schools,
and alms-houses. Pop. of

town, 1851, 3619 Iscord Park.

391
Little Green,

11674

1 mile distant Hanmer

Hall, Sir J. Hanmer, Bart. Emral Park, Sir R. Pu. leston, Bart.

Gredington, Lord Ken

yon, and Bettisfield Park 321 Bangor Iscoed, (Flint- 1741

Sir J. Hanmer, Bart. shire.)

cr. the river Dee. Cefn.

309 Marchwiel, (Denbigh- 1769 To Ellesmere, 10 miles. shire.)

Erthig, S. Yorke, Esq.
The church contains several
monuments, and a stained
glass window, executed by

Eggerton.
To Chester by Holt 14 27} WREXHAM, 179

To Oswestry, 15 m.,miles, by Pulford 114 m. a flourishing town, noted for its fairs, The principal

Llangollen, 12 miles,1 mile distant, Acton object is the church, a noble

Ruthin, 16 miles. Park, (Sir R. H. Cunliffe,

Another road, 24 miles structure of the fifteenth

in length, leads from Bart.) the birth-place of century, surmounted by a the infamous Judge Jef. tower of great beauty. The

Wrexham by Ruthin, 31

miles shorter than the road beys, beyond, - Hoseley Jinterior is highly ornamented, and contains a superb

by Mold. Ruthin is situaltar piece, besides a num

ated on the declivity of ber of monuments of pecu

hill in the vale of Clwyd liar beauty: Pop. of Parl.

The principal objects are

the church, the town-hall, bor. 1851, 6714. Both

the free school which hasi Wrexham and Ruthin are

produced many eminent included in the Denbigh scholars, and the remains district of burghs. (See of the castle. Pop. of Parl. also p. 148.)

bor. 1851, 3373.

2 m. from Ruthin is Pool Park,

Lord Bagot. 22 Caergwrle, (Flintsh.) 184

Leeswood, J. W. Eyton, Plas Issa.

Esq.,

and beyond Nerquis

Hall Tower. 1514 MOLD, 191 There is another road

a small neat town, with a from Mold to Denbigh by church containing some Alen Kilken, Llangwyfan,

good monuments. In the Landyrnog,' and Whit

To Ruthin, 8 miles. vicinity are cotton-milis. cburch, 34 miles shorter

On an eminence called the than the route described.

Moel Fammau is a monu-
ment, erected in honour of

the Geo. III. jubilee. Pop.
Llwynegrın.
of Par. bor. 1851, 3432. It

Rhual.
forms one of the Flint dis-
Gwysaney Hall, P. D.
trict of burghs.

Rhual Issa
Cooke, taq;
Kijken Hall,

Penbedw.
Halky Castle, Marquis
<< Westminster.

98

Nannerchi 197 To Caerwys, 1 mile.

| Moel-y-Gaer mountain, n280 feet high. The suinimit has upon it some fine remains of a militaryl work.

Gwersyllt Hall.

ON RIGHT FROM LOND.

From
Denbigh

From

ON LEYT FRON LOND.

Bryn Bella, (Sir J. S.

Bodfari.

202

3 miles distant, GlanyPiozzi Salusbury.) once

wern, J. Madocks, Esq. the residence of Madame

Piozzi, friend of Dr 37 Pont Ryffyth. 2031 Near this bridge is
Johnson, while Mrs
Thrale. She bequeathed

cr. the river Clwyd. Lleweny Hall, containthis property to the and enter Denbighshire. ing a fine Gothic hall

fitted up as an armoury. present owner, a relative

At a short distance of her last husband.

1 Whitchurch. 2051 are extensive bleaching Llanerch Park.

works, established by

the late Hon. T. FitzDENBIGH.

2064 maurice.*

Denbigh, the capital of Denbighshire, is pleasantly situated on a rocky emidence in the beautiful vale of Clwyd. The castle, now in ruins, was founded in the reign of Edward I. It underwent a siege during the civil wars, and after the Restoration of Charles II. was blown up with gunpowder and rendered completely untenable. The ruins cover the summit of the craggy hill, and the prospect through the broken arches and frittering walls is extensive and beautiful. Denbigh has been compared to Stirling in Scotland, and has a very imposing aspect from a distance, with the ruinous castle crowning the summit of the hill. The parish church is situated at Whitchurch, one mile from the town, but is seldom used by the inhabitants, who generally attend divine worship at the ancient chapel of St Hilary. In the porch of the parish church, partly ruinous, are the effigies in brass of Richard Middleton of Gwaenynog, and Jane, his wife. He was governor of Denbigh Castle in the reigns of Edward VI., Mary, and Elizabeth. William, his third son, was a sea captain, and a poet; Thomas, fourth son, became Lord Mayor of London, and founder of the family of Cbirk Castle; Hugh, the sixth son, expended an immense fortune in bringing the new river into London. An ancient priory for Carmelites existed at Denbigh, but the conventual church, now converted into a malt-house, is all that remains of the institution. Denbigh had formerly a considerable manufactory of gloves and shoes. It unites with Holt, Ruthin, and Wrexham, in returning one M.P. Pop. of Par. bor. 1851, 5498. The vicinity abounds with beautiful and interesting scenery. It gives the title of Ear! to the Fielding family.

* Mr Fitzmaurice was brother of the first and uncle of the present Marquis of Lands. downe, and having married Mary third Countess of Orkney in her own right, was grandfather of the present Earl. In order to encourage his tenantry in Ireland, and promote the pational manufacture of linens, he erected a bleaching establishment here at an expense of L.2000, in which, under his own superintendence, 4000 pieces were bleached yearly. It is said he usually travelled in iis coach to Chester, and when there stood behind a counter.

BANS, WOBURN, NORTHAMPTON, LUTTERWORTH, LICHFIELD,
STAFFORD, AND NANTWICH, 274 Miles.

ON RIGHT TROY LOND.

From
Holyhd.

From
London

ON LEFT FROM LOND.

Esq.

To Kettering, 134 m. Wel. 274 From Hicks's Hall to distans Abington Abbey (208 NORTHAMPTON, p. 224. 66 To Daventry, 12 miles. lunatic asylum), and beyond Overstone Park, Lord Over

2 miles distant Upton

Hall. To Market Harborough, 206} Kingsthorpe. 67}

Kingsthorpe House, 1 m. 1 m. distan, Bough

and Althorp Park, Earl ton House, R. W. Howard Tw,E

Spencer. (See p. 202.) Brampton House. Spration House

2034 Chapel Brampton. 701 Cottesbrooke House, Sir J. 11. Langham, Bart.

Teeton House. Thornby Hall, and, 2 miles 2003 Creaton. 734

Hollowell and Guilds. distant, is Naseby, where the decisive battle was fought be- To the left of this place is

horough Hall, W. Z. L. Iween Charles L and the

Holmby House, where Ward, Esq.
Partinrentary forces under
Cromwell. The village is

Charles I. was imprisoned. considered the centre of

England, and the highest 1961 Thornby. 777
ground in it. 3 rivers, the
Welland, Nene, and Avon,
take their rise in this parish.
Sulby Abbey, G. Payne,
To Leicester, 16 mlles.
At distance, Bosworth 1937

Welford. 801 3 miles distant Stan Ball, G. F. Turville, Esq.

ford Hall, (the Baroness Misterton Ball

Braye.)
To Leicester, 12, m.

cr. river Kilworth,
and enter Leicestersh.
1901 North Kilworth. 831
187 Walcote.

87
185 LUTTERWORTH,

89 To Rugby, 8 miles; to on the Swift, has a con- Coventry, 187 miles. siderable stocking trade.

Coton Hall
The church is a large
handsome building, and
contains several tombs of
the Feildings, and a carved
oak pulpit, the top of
which is said to have
formed part of that from
which Wyckliffe delivered
his discourses. The chair
in which he expired is also
shown. He was buried
bere in 1387; but, in 1428,
his body was taken up and
burut, and his ashes cast

into the Swift. Pop. 1851,

2416. Ullegthorpe Honse.

184 Bitteswell. 90 Claybrooke Hall.

181 Claybrooke. 93
179 High Cross (on Wat-95 Newnham Paddox

ling Street). Here two Earl of Denbigh. Roman roads, the Fosse and

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