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RAILWAY, West Branch), 381 Miles in length, commences at the Hampton
ON RIGHT FROM HAMP
ON LEFT PRON HAMP
stone, which carries on 24 Wilnecote & Fazeley St. 13: Fazeley.
Packington Hall, Earl
Coleshill Park, Lord of Aylesford.
Coleshill St. 4 Digby, and Coleshill
church, a fine specimen of of which were erected in
Gothic architecture, contains the reign of Edward III.
a sculptured font, and nuA considerable part of
merous monuments of the the castle remains in its
Digby family. It affords the original state.
title of Viscount to the Earls Blyth Hall, W. S. Dugdale,
Digby. En formerly the property and residence of die wm 301) Whitacre Junction St.
81) Branch to Castle Dugdale, Author of the Mo
Bromwich and Birmingmassieon, and historian of this
ham. county, who died bere about
Hams Hall, C. B. Ad. Shustoke.
derley, Esq. At a distance is Ather. 284 KINGSBURY ST. 91
Middleton Hall. a considerable trade in hats.
24 TAMWORTH, Tamworth Castle (the
141. Branch to Lichfield; on the Tame, is situated 14 m. Drayton Manor, Sir property of the Marquis
partly in Staffordshire and R. Peel, Bart. of Towoshend), is an an- partly in Warwick; has macient baronial mansion,
Camberford Hall. bufactories of woollen cloth erected by Robert Mar.
and calicoes, as well as tanmion, a celebrated Nor
neries and ale breweries. man chief.
Two M.P. Pop. 1851, 8665.
204 Haselour St. 181 Elford Hall.
Orgreave Hall, Earl 15 Barton and Walton St. 23 1 vett, Esq.
Wichnor Park, J. LeCatton Hall, Sir R. E. Wilmot, Bart.
Wichnor Manor was held Walton Hall.
by Sir P. de Somerville under At a distance Drake
the Earl of Lancaster, by the
curious tenure of being low, Sir Thos. Gresley,
bound to present a Aitch of Bart.
bacon to every married To Ashby-de-la-Zouch,
couple, who, aner being
married a year and a day. ei miles.
should make oath that they Line from Leicester
had never quarrelled. joins.
11 | BURTON-UPON-TRENT, 271 To Lichfield, 12) m. At a distance Bradby an ancient town noted for its Park (Earl of Chester. le. Near the town hall is a field), 4 m. from which is curious ancient house. The Calke Abbey, Sir J. H. bridge over the Trent appears Dovecliff House, ani Crewe, Bart., and two to have been first erected
beyond, Rolleston Hall. in, farther, Melbourne about the time of the Norman
Sir O. Mosley, Bart.
of an extensive abbey founded
Eyginton Hall, Sir H. most ancient places in the
Every, Bart. county, and suppored to have railways. Pop. 1851, 7934.
On Egginton Heath been Roman station. AL .distance, Foremark,
the Royalists and Parlia. 67 Willington St. 32 Sir K. Burdett, Bart.
mentary armies fough! Demastos llall, Sir R. E.
in 1641 wtiment, Bart, and beyond,
The Pastures. Weston Castle, Earl of
DERBY (see p 355).
Ferriby St. 43}
Hesslewood House, J. R. Pease, Esq., Trauby Lodge and Tranby House.
Hessle Mount; 2 m. distant, South Ella, J.B.
Broadley, Esq. Ferry to Barton, on 44 Hessle St. opposite bank of Hum
Railway to Bridlingber.
ton and Scarborough.
See p. 452.
51 HULL, or Kingston-upon-Hall, situated at the mouth of the river Hall, where it enters the Humber, is one of the principal sea-ports in the united kingdom. Its distance from London is 174 miles by way of Lincoln, or by Great Northern Railway, and 236 miles by way of York. It was anciently called Wyke or Wyke-upon-Hall, but its name was changed to Kingston-upon-Hull by Edward I., who prevailed on the Abbot of Meaux, who was lord of the manor, to sell him the lordship of Myton, with the town of Wyke. He afterwards made it a royal borough. The town was regularly fortified in the reign of Edward II. During the civil war it was held for the parliament, and was twice besieged by the Royalists but without success. The old part of the town, with the exception of the fine market-place, in which there is Scheemaker's equestrian statue of William III., is ill built, with narrow streets, but that portion near the Docks consists of handsome streets and houses. Hull is admirably situated for trade, being at the mouth of the great rivers Humber, Hull, Ouse, and Trent. It has three consider. able, besides graving docks, and the old harbour is to be converted into a fourth. Hull has, within these few years, become a principal steam-packet station, and has various steamers, which sail at regular intervals for Hamburgh, Rotterdam, London, Leith, Aberdeen, Berwick, Newcastle, and Yarmouth. In 1850, 258 vessels of 50 tons and upwards, and 195 of smaller dimensions belonged to Hull. It employs a few vessels in the whale-fishery, and carries on an extensive traffic in coals, oil, corn, and timber. It has also a considerable foreign trade to the Baltic the southern part 3 of Europe, the West Indies, and America. The value of t'
exports from Hull in 1850 was £10,366,610. The building and equipment of ships is an important branch of industry. The custom-house dues amounted in 1857 to £312,629, so that of English ports Hull ranks next after London, Liverpool, and Bristol. Of places of worship, including those of every sect, there are upwards of thirty in Hull. The most important is the church of the Holy Trinity, which is said to be one of the largest edifices of the kind in the kingdom. The principal educational establishments of Hull are, Hull College, Kingston College, and a free grammar school founded by Bishop Alcock in 1486. In the latter, Andrew Marvell (who was long the representative of this town in parliament), Bishop Watson, and William Wilberforce, received a part of their education. It has also a Trinity House, and a number of charitable institutions, a large and well-selected subscription library, a good museum, a theatre, &c. The ancient gates of the town still remain, and the approaches to it are defended by batteries. The late Mr. Wilberforce was a native of, and for many years member for Hull. A column to his memory was erected Aug. 1, 1834. Two M.P. Pop. 1851, 84,690Hornsea is the bathing-place of Hull. CXXX. LONDON TO KENDAL THROUGH BEDFORD, NOTTINGHAM,
HUDDERSFIELD, HALIFAX, AND KIRKBY LONSDALE.
2391 From London to Welwyn, 25 Danesbury, W. Blake, Herts, (p. 370.)
Apott St Lawrence,
C. C. W. Dering, Esq. Knebworth, Sir E. L.
and Lamer Ho. Bulwer Lytton, Bart.
Codicote Lo, and be yond, the Hoo, Laru
Dacre. 2343 Langley 297
Paulswolden (Earl of
Hansdon House. 2 miles east is Wy- 2307 HITCHIN, 34
Hitchin Priory, F. P. mondley House, formerly
a large and ancient town, D. Radcliffe, Esq. an Academy for the edu
pleasantly situated in a valcation of Dissenting mi
lley. The church is supposnisters.
ed to have been built in the To Baldock, 5 miles. time of Henry VI., and con
tains numerous monuments, several curious brasses of
the 15th and 16th centuries, High Down, F. P. D. Ickleford.
and a fine altar-piece by Ru- Radcliffe, Esq. Arlesey Bary, 3. B. bens. Pop. 1851, 5258.
In the distance, Wreet Edwards, Esq.
Park (Earl de Grey). Henlow Grange.
Chicksand Priors, Sir 1 m. dist. Southill Ho., 2231 SHEFFORD, Bedfordsh. 41 G. R. Osborn, Bart. W. H. Whitbread, Esq.
Hawnes Place (lads beyond Old Warden,
Carteret), and beyond Lord Ongley.
Arapthil (Lord Wensier Ickwel Bury.
Cardington, S. C.Whit- 2187 Cardington. 46 bread, Esq.
In the church is a monu-
of S. Whitbread, Esq., and a Cople House.
tablet in honour of Howard,
Kempston. a house near the churchyard. To Huntingdon, 233 2147 BEDFORD, (p. 364.) 50 To St. Albans, 30 m. m., St. Neots, 12 miles.
Ampthill, 8 miles. 3 m. distant Howbury
Bromham Hall. Park, F. Polhill, Esq.
Oakley Park, Duke of
Bedford 2093 Milton Ernest. 55 Milton House, and, 4
m. distant, Odell Castle. Bletsoe. 561
2 m. distant Colworth House.
Sharnbrook House. 2043 Knotting, Fox Alehouse. 60 Here a road leads
over Ditchford Bridge through Finedon, and
Burton-Latimer, to Ket. Melchbourne Park,
tering, 2 m. nearer than Lord St. John.
Rushden Hall, J. WilTo Kimbolton, 8 m. 1993 IIIGHAM FERRERS. 647 liams, Esq.
Scr. river Nen.
1931 Burton Latimer. 71 Barton Seagrave Hall, 1913
Barton Seagrave. 72 2 miles distant Cranford Hall, Rev. Sir G. S. 1893| KETTERING, (p. 365.) 743. To Market HarRobinson, Bart.
borough, 11 miles. Boughton, Duke of
3 m. distant Cransley. Buccleuch and Queens
Thorpe Malsor, T. P. berry.
Glendon Hall, J. Geddington House.
Booth, Esq. Oakley Hall, Sir Wm.
Rushton Hall. De Capel Brooke, Bart.
Carlton, Sir J. H. In the distance Kirby, 181 ROCKINGHAM (p. 365.) 831 Rockingham Castle,
cr. river Welland, and beyond, Laxton Hall, and enter Rutlandshire. Lori Carbery.
1754 UPPINGHAM (p. 365.) 884 2 m, distant Stocker Lyndon.
Ayston Hall, G. Flu
lyer, Esq. R