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To Nuneaton, 5 miles.

Watling Street, cross each

178 Smockington. 96

1754 Burbage. To Ashby de la Zouch, 174}| HINCKLEY, 161 miles : Market Bos

noted for its ale and manu. worth, 7 miles.

facture of hosiery, has a
church with an oak roof,
curiously ornamented, a
very ancient town-hall, &c.
Pop. of town, 1851, 6111.

In the vicinity is a spring
Lindley Hall.

called the Holywell, for-
merly dedicated to the

Weddington Hall Nuneaton, and 3 miles beyond, Arbury Park, C. N. Newdegate, Esq.

Ansley Hall, Sir J. N. Ludford Chetwode, Bart.

1073 station.


1671 Witherley. 1062 2 m. distant, Caldecote


Oldbury Hall.

Mancetter House, cr.river Anker, and Mancetter Hall, and

enter Warwickshire. Mancetter, a Roman Atherstone Hall, C. 1661 ATHERSTONE H. Bracebridge, Esq. carries on a considerable 2 m., Grendon Hall, sir trade in hats. In a meadow

Merevale Hall, W. S. G. Chet wynd, Bart., and north of the church the Dugdale, Esq.; and 2 4 m. dist., Gopsall Hall, Earl of Richmond

miles beyond, Baxterly

en(Earl Howe.) camped previous to the

To Burton upon Trent, battle of Bosworth Field,
20 miles; to Tamworth,
by Grendon, 9 miles.

Hall End.

1} mile distant, Pooley



To Coleshill, 9 miles,

Sutton Coldfield, 77 m. Hali. Enter Staffordshire.

Drayton Manor, Sir To Ashby de la Zouch, 1581| TAMWORTH, (p. 357.) 1159 R. Peel, Bart. 13 m.; Burton upon

Bonehill, and beyond Trent, 15 miles.

Middleton Hall, Lord
Tamworth Castle.

Wigginton Lodge.

Hint's Hall, W. H.C.
Scr. river Tame and

Floyer, Esq.
Grand Junction Canal.

Swinfen Hall, J. Swin-
Camberford Hall. 1567 Hopwas. 117 fen, Esq.
Packington Hall.

Freeford Hall B.
Stowe Hall.

Dyott, Esq., Maple | 1501 LICHFIELD | 1233 Hayes and Pipe Grange. is finely situated on a branch of the river Trent. It is divided by a sheet of water into two parts, the city and the close, the latter being fortified. The cathedral, erected chiefly in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, is the most interesting objeet in the town, and, from its elevated situation, visible at a great distance. It is 491 feet by 153, and surrounded by a wall. It suffered much in the famous siege which it underwent during the Parliamentary war, but has since been twice thoroughly repaired. The exterior is almost unrivalled for the elegance of its architecture, and the interior corresponds in splendour and magnificence. Of the numerous monuments, those of Dr. Johnson and Garrick, the former a native of

the town, chiefly merit attention. There are also monuments to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Miss Seward, and the celebrated work of Chantrey representing two sleeping children. The other places deserving notice are, the house in Bacon Street, where Dr Darwin wrote his Zoonomia, and the house on the west side of the Market Place, the birth-place of Dr Johnson, a statue of whom now adorns the same street. This statue is 19 feet high, in a sitting position, and on the pedestal are three bas reliefs illustrative of the doctor's life. Also the markethouse, the town-hall, the Hospital of St. John, the spot where Lord Brooke fell during the siege of the cathedral, indicated by a pavement of white pebbles, and an inscription recording the event, and the free school of St John, where Ashmole, Addison, Johnson, Garrick, Wollaston, Hawkins Browne, and many other eminent men received the rudiments of their education. Lichfield contains three parochial churches, several chapels and meeting-houses, charitable institutions, a theatre, library, &c. The city is a county in itself, with exempt jurisdiction. and sends two members to the House of Commons. It affords the title of Earl to the Anson family. There is little trade except with the interior by means of canals and railway. The brewing of ale also yields considerable profit. The markets are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. Pop. 1851, 6573.

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1441 Brereton. 1293 Rugeley, the Grand 143 RUGELEY 131 Hagley Park,

the Trunk Canal is carried carries on a considerable

Baroness de la Zouche. over the Trent by means trade in hats, and has Stoke House. of a noble aqueduct. several mills and iron

To Stone 127 miles. forges. The church has

Colton Hall, Bishton been rebuilt, but has an Hall, and beyond, Blith- old tower at the west end. Geld House, (Lord About 2 miles north of the Bagot.)

town on Cannock Chase Sbagborough, (Earl is a famous spring. Pop. of Lichfield), the birth

1851, 3054. place of the famous Lord

1407 Wolseley Bridge. 1331. Wolseley Hall, Sir C. Anson, celebrated for its natural as well as sculp

Wolseley, Bart.

Haywood House tural beauties. Tixall Hall, Sir T. A. 137 Milford

137 Brockton Hall, W. C. Constable Bart.

Chetwynd, Esq: Ingestre Hall, Earl of

Brockton Lodge. Shrewsbury, and beyond,

Milford Hall. Sandon Hall, karl of Har. rowby.

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Weeping Cross. 138 To Walsall, 15 miles. A cr. the Stafford and Worcester Canal, and the river Penk.

cr. the river Sow. To Stone, 7 miles : 1331 STAFFORD, 1403

To Newport, 10 miles. Sandon, 5 miles. the capital of the county of that name, is situated on the north bank of the river Sow, about three miles above its junction with the Trent. The situatior. of the town is low but pleasant, the streets being in general regular, and built of stone. A castle, erected here at a very early period, was several times demo lished and rebuilt, but finally destroyed during the Parliamentary war. Its ruins now occupy the summit of a neighbouring hill. The county-hall is an •legant and spacious edifice in the centre of the town. Near it is the market. place, well adapted to the purpose intended. There are also four churches, (the most remarkable of which, St. Mary's, is cruciform, and contains a curious font), several Dissenting places of Worship, a free school founded by Edward VI., a county infirmary, county jail, and lunatic asylum. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the manufacture of boots and shoes, cutlery, and the tanning of leather. Isaak Walton was a native. There is also considerable traffic with the neighbouring counties by means of railways and canal. The town returns two M.P., and has done so since the reign of Edward I. It gives the title of Marquis to the Dukes of Sutherland, and that of Baron to the Jerningham family. Population, 1851, 11,829.

Creswell Hall. }

Seighford Hall, F. Eld. 130 Great Bridgeford. 144

cr. the river Sow.
Walton. (1451

Acton Hall
1261 ECCLESHALL, 147 Eccleshall Castle, Bishop

of Lichfield and Coventry. a neat and pleasant town, situated on the banks of a small stream that flows into the Sow. In its church Bishop Halse concealed Queen Margaret when she fled from Muckleston. It contains a few monuments of the Bosville family. Eccleshall Castle, the residence of the Bishops of Lichfield and Coventry, was founded at a very early period, and rebuilt in 1310, in consequence of damage received in the civil wars, was repaired in 1695. To Store, 6 miles.

To Newport, 9 miles.
Charnes Hall,

Croxton. 151 Sugnall Hall.
Yonge, Esq., and Brough-
on Hall, Sir H. D. 121 Broughton. 153
Broughton, Bart.



Johnson Hall.

W. 123





To Newcastle-under

To Drayton, 4 miles. Lyme, 104 miles. 1171 Muckleston.


Muckleston Hall, Oakley Hall, Sir J. N. L. Chetwode, Bart.

Adderley Hall, and beyond, Shavington, Earl of

Enter Shropshire.

To Drayton, 8 miles.


Dorrington Old Hall. 1131 Woore.

To Whitchurch, 134 m.

1601 To Newcastle-under

Drayton, 7 miles. Lyme, 8} miles.

Enter Cheshire.

1113 Bridgemore. 1627 Hongh House.

Doddington Hall, Sir 1083

Walgherton. 1657 H. D. Broughton, Bart. Crewe Station, and be

Stapeley. yond, Crewe Hall, Lord

Stapeley House, Rev. Crewe.

Jas. Folliott. To Newcastle, 15 m.

To Whitchurch, 10 m. 1041 NANTWICH (1697 Drayton, 124 miles. stands in a low flat situation on the east bank of the Weaver. The houses are for the most part old, and built of timber and plaster. The church is large and cruciform, with stalls, stone pulpit, and an octagonal tower. The Dissenters have several meeting-houses, and there are several ranges of alms-houses. The prosperity of the town was formerly owing to its brine springs and salt-works, which were of great antiquity and celebrity, but only one spring is now worked. The chief manufactures are of shoes, cheese, gloves, and cotton goods. The Chester, the Ellesmere, the Liverpool, and Birmingham Junction canals, and the Middlewich Branch canal unite in the neighbourhood of the town, and the Grand Junction canal passes at no great distance. The Crewe station, a great focus of railways, is close to Nantwich. Pop. of township, 1851, 5426. Two miles distant, the

Dorfold Hall. Rookery.

7 miles distant, Comcr. river Weaver.

bermere Abbey (Vis. count Combermere) an ancient Cistercian abbey. It is beautifully situated.

6 m. distant is Cholmon1037 Acton. 1704 deley Castle (Marquis of

Cholmondeley), to whom Pool Hall (F. E. Mas- 1023 Hurleston. 1717 Nantwich gives the title sey, Esq.) was built in

of Baron. the 16th century, and is one of the most venerable specimens of domestic architecture in the

1011 Barbridge. 1727 county.

Calveley Hall, E. D. Davenport, Esq.

, and 4 m. to the right, Darnhall,

Haugawa. T. G. Corbett, Esq.

cr. Chester Canal.

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