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interred here. The monument to the Princess Charlotte is particularly fine, and the tombs of the Beaufort family are very gorgeous. The keep or round tower in the centre of the castle is perhaps the most remarkable part of the building. Here James I. of Scotland was confined. The terrace is supposed to be the noblest walk of its kind in Europe. A fine flight of steps leads from the east terrace to the new garden, a beautiful spot, adorned with many statues, both of bronze and marble. The little park which extends round the east and north sides of the castle is about four miles in circumference. Here is the tree supposed to be “ Herne's Oak," immortalised by Shakspeare. The great park is situated on the south side of the castle, and includes the beautiful avenue of trees, nearly three miles in length, called the Long Walk. It is terminated by the colossal equestrian statue of George III., in bronze, by Westmacott. The drive through the park to Virginia Water is exceedingly striking. The interior of the Castle is remarkably magnificent. The corridor or gallery, 520 feet in length, which leads along the south and east sides of the court, and is richly adorned with bronzes, marbles, pictures, &c., excites great admiration. The state-rooms are fitted up in a very superb style, and the different apartments are adorned by a great number of paintings by the most eminent masters. These can be seen by any one possessing an order, which is easily procurable in London, at the shop of Messrs. Colnaghie, printsellers, Pall-Mall, East. Her Majesty's private apartments can only be seen during the absence of the Court from Windsor, by virtue of a specia! order from the Lord Chamberlain.

Half a mile from Windsor is Frogmore, the favourite residence of Her late Majesty, Queen Charlotte, and now occupied by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent. Six miles distant is Ascot Heath, where races are annually held in June, under the especial patronage of royalty.

Opposite to Windsor, on the north side of the Thames, is Eton, celebratel for its college, which was founded in 1440, by Henry VI., for the education of 70 scholars. Besides these, there are generally several hundreds of the sons of the nobility and gentry receiving their education there. The total number has usually amounted to about 500. The chapel is a fine old Gothic structure, containing a monument to Sir Henry Wotton, who was long provost of the college. At the west end of the ante-chapel there is a beautiful marble statue of the founder, Henry VI., in his royal robes ; and there is another statue of the founder, in bronze, in the centre of the principal court. The library contains a curious and valuable collection of books, an excellent assortment of Oriental MSS., and some beautifully illuminated missals. Eton was until lately the scene of a curious triennial pageant, called the Eton Montem, which is now abolished. Amongst other great men who were educated at Eton, may be enumerated Sir Robert Walpole, Harley Earl of Oxford, Lord Bolingbroke, Earl Camden, the famous Earl of Chatham, Outred the mathematician, Boyle the philosopher, Lord Lyttelton, Gray, Horace Walpole, West, Waller, Fox, Canning, the Marquis of Wellesley, Hallam the historian, and the Duke of Wellington. Pop. of parish fincluding the college) in 1851, 3796.

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by fire.


Salt-Hill, 21

the scene of the Eton MonFarnham Royal. tem till its suppression in

Dorney. Burnham. 1848.

Weston. Hitcham.

cr. the Thames.

Bray. Taplow.

From Maidenhead Taplow House, and at

Bridge may be seen Clief. a distance, Formosa Place,

den, a seat of the Duke Sir G. Young, Bart; Hed

of Sutherland. The first sor Lodge, Lord Boston,

Cliefden House was built and Dropmore.

by Villiers, Duke of Buck44 m. distant is Hur801 MAIDENHEAD.

27 ingham. Both it and its ley Place, an ancient manAt the Greyhound Inn in

successor were destroyed sion, in a rault below

this town, Charles I. took which, the principal paleave of his family.

St. Ive's Place.

Pop. pers which produced the

Henden House.
(1851) 3607.
Revolution of 1688 were
Maidenhead Thicket.

Holyport. signed.

Braywick Lodge. Stubbings, H. Skrine,

Shottesbrook Park, A. Esg

Vanisittart, Esq. Hall Place, Sir G. E.

Waltham Place. C. East, Bart.

St. Lawrence, WalBear Hill.

tham. Bear Place, Wargrave. In

its 75+

Hare Hatch. 32 church is the monument of T. Day, ani hor of Sandford and Merton.


Twyford. 84
Here is a small part of


cr.river Loddon. Shiplake House, J.

Stanlake. Rev.
Phillimore, Esq.
Holme Park, Robert

Whistley Park.
Palmer, Esq.

Hurst Park

Bulmershe Court, J.

Wheble, Esq. Caversham Park. An 687 READING, 39 White Knights, a beauelegant modern mansion,

the capital of Berks, is si- tiful seat which belonged which formerly belonged tuated on the Kennet, and

to the Duke of Marlboto Earl Cadogan, stood in carries on a considerable rough, has now disapthis park, was burned trade in flour. Arch. Laud, peared, but the American down a few years ago. Merrick the poet, and Bel- Gardens remain. Majilen The present mansion,

grave the mathematician, Erlegh, E. Golding, Esq. built for Mr. Crawshay, are natives of Reading. It Whitley Park. surpasses either of its

returns two M.P.'s. Pop. Coley Park, J. B predecessors. Charles I. (1851) 21,456.

Moncke, Esq. was confined in Old

cr. river Kennet. 7 m. dist. StrathfieldCaversham House, after Roads here lead to Walling

saye, Duke of Wellington. the affair of Holmby. ford on the left, and to

Prospect Hill.
Basingstoke on the right.

12 m. Bramshill Ho.,

Rev. Sir W.1. Cope, Bart. Tilehurst.

653 Caleot Green. 413
Calcut Pa., J. Blagrave, 631| Theale.
Englefield Honse, R. P.

Sulhampstead House; Benyon de Beauvoir, Esq.

and 3 miles distaut, Oak. field.


71 Great Bedwin, 29 miles, Littlecott Park, E. W. L Popham, Esq. at the extremity of which,

a small town, of very anon the left, is Tottenham

cient origin. The church Ramsbury Manor, Sir Park, Marquess of Ailes

is an ancient and curious R. Burjeti, Bart. bury, who is also the pro

structure, and contains prietor of the forest, re

many interesting monumarkable as the only one

menis. Pop. 1000.
in the kingdom belonging
to a subject. In the park
was erected in 1781, by
Thomas, Earl of Ailes-
bury, a column in honour



741 To Andover, 234 m.

Rainscombe House.

Oare House, Rev. M.

Stowell Lodge,


Lockeridge House.

Kennet House.
West Kennet.

Silbury Hill.

Here are the remains of a
British barrow: it is 170
feet high, its diameter at
the base is 500 feet, at the
top 105 feet. Near this
place also, (at Avebury)
there are the remains of
one of the most gigantic
Druidical monuments in

the world, Calue is an ancient bo-26 Beckhampton Inn. rough, returning 1 M. P. A road here leads to Bath, Four miles from ChipPop. 5128. through Calne, and Chip

penham is Corsham House, Two miles distant is Bopenham, 243 m.

the seat of Lord Methuen. wood, the noble mansion

celebrated for its choice of the Marquis of Lans

collection of pictures. downe. 2 m. from Calne, in a different direction, is Compton Basset, the seat fof G. H. W. Heneage, Esq. 22 Wansdyke.

84 Bishop's Cannings. Roundway Park, Ed

South Broom House, ward Colston, Esq. 184 DEVIZES


R. Parry Nisbet, Esq. is a borough of consider

Potterne, able antiquity, situated in Eastwell, T. H. Gruble, To Chippenham, 101 m. the centre of Wiltshire. Esg.

Its chief trade consists in TO Ludgershall, 20 m, woollen manufacture. The To Salisbury, 22 m. church of St John's is in

To East Lavington, 4 m. teresting on account of its

and beyond, West Lavingvarious specimens of ar- ton, Lord Churchhill. Rowde.

chitecture. Devizes re-1 Poulshot.
turns two M. P. Pop.
(1851, 6554.

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