Searching for "EAST ANSTEY"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    ANSTEY (East) Devon ANSTEY (East) , a parish in South Molton district, Devon; on the river Yeo, 4½ miles WSW of Dulverton, and 12 NNW of Tiverton Imperial
    Anstey, East and West Devon Anstey, East and West , 2 pars., N. Devon, 4 and 5 miles SW. of Durverton, on river Yeo -- 3245 ac., pop. 234; and 3008 ac., pop. 235. Bartholomew
    ANSTEY (West) Devon ANSTEY (West) , a parish in South Molton district, Devon; on the river Yeo, contiguous to East Anstey. Post Town, Dulverton Imperial
    BATH Somerset Anstey, in his famous sarcastic "New Bath Guide," satirised its follies. Structure. —Bath is strikingly beautiful. Its site, in the hollow and up the sides of a sort of amphitheatre, is grandly conducive to picturesque effect. Its building material, the white oolite, so well known as 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 Imperial
    BURY-ST. EDMUNDS Suffolk East Anglia in 855, was crowned either here or at Bures; and, upon his being slain by the Danes, and acquiring the reputation of a martyr, his body, after having lain some time elsewhere, was solemnly deposited here, and occasioned the place to be called Bury-St. Edmunds. Miracles were alleged to be wrought; and great reputed sanctity was attained. A new church, over the royal remains, was founded, in 925, by Athelstane; and a splendid enlargement of this, with the character of a Benedictine Abbey, was commenced in 1020, by Canute, and consecrated in 1032. A gorgeous shrine Imperial
    CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire east bank of the Cam; has, over the river, a fine old stone bridge; and comprises a noble quadrangle, 150 feet by 111. Its chapel was rebuilt in 1769, at a cost of £7,000; and has a picture of the Salutation, by Cipriani. The college has 17 fellowships, 24 scholarships, and 18 livings. Eminent men educated at it were Archbishops Heath and Tillotson, Bishop Gunning, Chaucer, Cudworth, Whiston, W. Whitehead, Parkhurst, Nicholas Ferrar, Hervey, Dr. Dodd, and the Duke of Newcastle. Pembroke College.-This was founded, in 1347, by the Countess of Pembroke. It stands in Trumpington-street Imperial
    East Anstey Devon East Anstey , ry. sta., on N. border of Devon, 11 m. E. of South Molton. See ANSTEY, EAST AND WEST Bartholomew
    EXETER Cornwall
    East Anstey, Cheldon, Creacombe, Cruwys-Morchard, Kings-Nymphton, Meshaw, Nymet-St. George, Oakford, Puddington, Rackenford, Romansleigh, Rose-Ash, Salterleigh, Stoodleigh Imperial
    MOLTON (SOUTH) Devon Anstey, and East Anstey. Acres of the district, 123,233. Poor rates in 1863, £8,646. Pop. in 1851, 20,566; in 1861,19,209. Houses 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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