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    BATH Somerset Bath stone, and found in great abundance in neighbouring quarries, gives fine scope for architectural details. Its street arrangement, compact in the old parts at the centre, outspread at the suburbs, and presenting a mixture of garden and grove, crescent and terrace, up the ascents of the encircling hills, tier above tier, to a commanding height over the valley, is unique and charming. Good views of the city are obtained from Camden and Lansdown crescents, which can be reached by an easy walk from the railway station; and the best is obtained from Beechencliff, a steep eminence of upwards Imperial
    BATH and WELLS Somerset Somerset except Bedminster. Acres, 1,043,059. Pop., 422,527. Houses, 83,600. The see sprang from a college at Wells, founded in 704 by King Ina; was constituted there, in 905, by Edward the Elder; was removed to Bath, in the time of William Rufus, by John de Villula; was for some time designated of Bath only, and altogether administered there; but in the 13th century, after long contention, was reconstituted of both Bath and Wells, with cathedral at each. It numbers among its bishops, Lord Chancellor Burnell, Lord Treasurer De la March, Viceroy Drokensford, Lord Keeper Beckington, Lord Imperial
    BRIDGEWATER, or Bridgwater Somerset Somerset. The town stands in a level, well-wooded country, on the river Parret, contiguous to the Bristol and Exeter railway, 6 miles SSE of Bridgewater bay, and 32 ½ SSW of Bristol. It dates from remote times; and was anciently called Burgh Walter. It took that name from Walter de Dony, a Norman baron, to whom the Conqueror gave the manor; and it may have obtained its present name either by corruption of the ancient one, or from a bridge across the Parret. William de Briwere or Bruer became owner of it in the time of Henry Imperial
    BRISTOL Gloucestershire
    Somerset. It includes eighteen town parishes, and an extra-parochial tract, forming the district of Bristol; the parishes of Clifton and St. Philip and St. Jacob-Out, part of the parish of St. James and St. Paul-Out, and part of the tything of Stoke-Bishop, in the district of Clifton; and part of the parish of Bedminster, in the district of Bedminster. It stands on the river Avon, at the influx of the Frome, 6 miles in direct distance from the Avon's mouth, 11¾ WNW of Bath, and 118½ by railway W of London. The Avon Imperial
    BRUTON Somerset East Somerset railway, among a cluster of hills, 10½ miles SSW of Frome. It is a place of considerable antiquity. A Benedictine monastery was founded at it, in 1005, by Algar, Earl of Cornwall; changed into a priory of black canons, in 1142, by William de Mohun, Earl of Somerset; raised to the dignity of an Abbey, in the time of Henry VIII., at the instance of the then prior, who was coadjutor to the Bishop of Bath and Wells; and given, at the dissolution, to Sir Maurice Berkeley. The town consists of three streets; and has a post Imperial
    CHELSEA London
    Somerset, Lord Stanhope, Lady Howard, the first Duke of Hamilton, Lord Cheyne, and Sir Hans Sloane; passed, by marriage, to Charles Cadogan, second Baron of Oakley; and belongs now to Earl Cadogan, who takes from it the title of Viscount Chelsea. It was early chosen by magnates of the metropolis as a place of retirement; it became the site of splendid residences; it has undergone extensions, in a style of grandeur rivalling Belgravia; and, by the reform act of 1867, it was constituted a borough sending two members to parliament; but, as a borough, it includes Fulham, Hammersmith, and Kensington Imperial
    DINDER Somerset East Somerset railway, 2 miles SE of Wells. Post town, Wells. Acres, 1, 071. Real property, £2, 129. Pop., 244. Houses, 47. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Somervilles. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £184.* Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church consists of nave, chancel, and north Imperial
    FROME Somerset Somerset. The town occupies abrupt hillocks and deep hollows, on the river Frome, on the Weymouth branch of the Great Western railway, and on the skirts of Selwood forest, 3 miles W of the boundary with Wilts, and 11 S of Bath. It sprang from a monastery, founded, in 705, by Aldhelm of Malmsbury, brother of King Ina; and it received accessions of importance from a subsequent priory, and a nunnery. The monastery stood in a part of the town called Lower Keyford; and some remains of it, or of renovations of it, still exist, and have been converted into Imperial
    GLASTONBURY Somerset Somerset and Dorset railway, at the junction of the branch to Wells, 5¾ miles SSW of Wells, and 25 SW of Bath. It occupies eminences, connected with the inferior oolite of the county; but is largely environed by marshes, and is flanked on one side by Weary-all-Hill, on another by Glastonbury-Tor. Its peninsula was called, by the ancient Britons, Yniswytrin, signifying the "glassy island, " either from the "glasten" or "blue-green" colour of its surface, or from its abounding with "glass" or "woad;" was called, by the Saxons, Glastn-Ey or Glaestingabyrig, -the former also signifying Imperial
    GLOUCESTERSHIRE, or Gloucester Gloucestershire Bath stone, fuller's earth, and inferior oolite, forms most of the Cotswolds, and considerable adjacent parts of the vale; a has, comprising sand, upper has clay, marl stone, and lower has clay and lime, forms the greater part of the vale eastward of the Severn; a trias, comprising new red sandstone and keuper marl, forms a small portion of the vale east of the Severn and south of Tewkesbury, and most of the vale west of the Severn; an upper carboniferous formation, consisting of the coal measures, constitutes two considerable tracts, the one between Wickwar and Bristol, the other Imperial
    Leith Midlothian bath-rooms, lavatories, and many other conveniences, which will make it one of the most perfectly equipped buildings of the kind in the Kingdom. The Leith merchants' club has premises in Bernard Street. The Thistle Golf Club and the Seafield Golf Club were formed in 1815 and 1878 respectively. Other societies are The Young Men's Christian Association, the Sabbath School Society (1818), the Religious Tract Society. There are also numerous clubs for cricket, foot-ball, swimming, and other sports. The First Midlothian Rifle Volunteers, Leith, represent the volunteer movement in the seaport. Leith has 3 Masonic Lodges, as well Groome
    LONDON London
    East London, London City, West London, St. Luke, Clerkenwell, Holborn, St. Giles, and Strand; the North districts are Hackney, Islington, Pancras, Hampstead, and Marylebone; and the West districts are St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, St. James-Westminster, St. GeorgeHanover Square, Kensington, and Chelsea. The Surrey districts are Rotherhithe, Berinondsey, St. Saviour Southwark, St. Olave-Southwark, St. George-Southwark, Newington, Wandsworth, Camberwell, and LambetliAnd the Kent districts are Greenwich and Lewisham.- The divisions under the Local Management Act, or for the Administration of the Board of Works, cut the metropolis into thirty-eight sections. One of these is the City Imperial
    MARLBOROUGH Wiltshire Somerset, and afterwards created Lord Seymour; was held in 1643, for the Parliament, by Sir Nevile Poole; gave accommodation, in the following year, to Charles I. and his staff; was visited, after the Restoration, by Charles II. and his queen; became, in the early part of the 18th century, the residence of the Earl and Countess of Hereford; was then an hospitable resort of Thomson, Pope, Dr. W atts, and other literary notabilities; was changed, after the death of the Countess, into a great inn, called the Castle Inn, loug famons as a stage on the road from London Imperial
    OXFORD Berkshire
    North Hinksey, 438. But when the Census was taken, about 1,000 or1, 200 members of the University were absent. The ecclesiastical arrangement recognises also thequondam parish of St. George-the-Martyr, and annexesit to St. Mary Magdalen; and it cuts sections of the parishes of St. Giles, St. Thomas, and St. Ebbe into the chapelries of St. John-Summertown, St. Paul, St. Philip and St. James, and Trinity. Pop. of St. John-Summertown, 1,088; of St. Paul, 2, 915; of St. Philip and St. James, 1, 520; of Trinity, 2, 609. The livings of St. Aldate, St. Ebbe Imperial
    SOMERSET, or Somersetshire Somerset East Chinnock, Nether Stoney, Alford, Ashill, Wells, Glastonbury, and Wellington. The soil of the alluvial flats varies from moss to deep strong clay; that of the adjacent slopes is chiefly calca- reous sand; that of Taunton vale is prevailingly a rich loam; that of other valley grounds is variable, but mostly fertile; and that of the hills and moors ranges from deep loam to thin poor gravel. About 900,000 acres are arable and pasture-land; and about 25,000 are woodland. The estates and the farms are well divided. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, beans, and potatoes Imperial
    WILTS, or Wiltshire Wiltshire East Avon, the Wiley, the Nadder, the Bourne, the Kennet, and some head-streams of the Thames. Upper oolite rocks prevail in the NW; and upper cretaceous rocks in all other quarters. Portland stone is quarried at Swindon, Tisbury, and Fonthill; Kimmeridge clay ranges from Swindon to the W of Devizes; coral rag extends from Highworth to Bromham: Oxford clay forms a level tract, with many mineral springs; Kelloways rock takes name from predominating at Kelloways near Chippenham; cornbrash is worked, in the neighbourhood of Malmsbury, for building; and forest marble is converted, in several places, into coarse tiles Imperial
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