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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,
ON LEFT FROM LOND.
(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
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
has a fine and spacious church, Lodge,
and three others, a town hall, a To Lichfield, 9) miles,
subscription library, several
2 miles distant Bentley
To Wolverhampton, 61
cr. the Essington
and Wirley Canal. | 8531 Bloxwich.
(12031 Forward to Cannock, 11 811
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.
129 2 miles distant Stretton Hall.
London and North I mile south of Ivetsey Western Railway. Bank is Boscobel House,
724 where the Penderellslived
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,
UN RIGHT FROM LOND.
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
1399 Cotes, Esq. years
The ruins of Lilleshall ngo.
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
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.
Pop. 1851, 2906.
601 Stanford Bridge. 1464 To Drayton, 41 miles. 584 Hinstock. 148
56 Shakeford. 1503
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
of natural and artificial,
cr. the Ellesmere
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
ION RIGHT FRON LOND.
ON LEFT FROM LOND.
ing-houses, chanty schools,
town, 1851, 3619 Iscord Park.
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.
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.
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-
the Geo. III. jubilee. Pop.
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.
ON RIGHT FROM LOND.
ON LEYT FRON LOND.
Bryn Bella, (Sir J. S.
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
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.
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,
ON RIGHT TROY LOND.
ON LEFT FROM LOND.
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.
Charles I. was imprisoned. considered the centre of
England, and the highest 1961 Thornby. 777
Welford. 801 3 miles distant Stan Ball, G. F. Turville, Esq.
ford Hall, (the Baroness Misterton Ball
cr. river Kilworth,
89 To Rugby, 8 miles; to on the Swift, has a con- Coventry, 187 miles. siderable stocking trade.
into the Swift. Pop. 1851,
2416. Ullegthorpe Honse.
184 Bitteswell. 90 Claybrooke Hall.
181 Claybrooke. 93
ling Street). Here two Earl of Denbigh. Roman roads, the Fosse and