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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT Staffordshire wooded hill of Scalpley. It does not look well, yet is substantially built; and it consists mainly of two chief streets, one of them running parallel with the Trent. An edifice, to include a new town hall, municipal offices, assembly-rooms, library, museum, bath-rooms, and other apartments, was projected in 1865. The bridge across the Trent dates from about the time of the Conquest; is 1,545 feet long; and has 36 arches. A chapel stood at one end of it, built by Edward II., to commemorate his victory over Lancaster: but has disappeared. Some scanty remains Imperial
    CHESTER Cheshire Walton-on-the-Hill, Childwall, Huyton, Prescot, Sutton, and Ormskirk; the numerous p. curacies in Liverpool parish and in Toxteth; and the p. curacies of Golborne-St. Mary, Bury-Lane, Newton-St. Peter, Warrington-St. Paul, Warrington-Trinity, Burton-Wood Imperial
    CHESTERFIELD Derbyshire Wood, Oldfield, Charles, and Billingsley the nonconformists, Jewitt the author of "Wanderings of Memory, " Pegge the antiquary, Halifax the Bishop of St. Asaph, Stokes the botanist, Bromley and Mrs. Blore the poets, Mrs. Stokes the novelist, and Stephenson the father of railways. Real property, £22, 155. Pop. in 1841, 6, 212; in 1861, 9, 836. Houses, 1, 909. The parish includes also the townships of Walton Imperial
    DOWNTON Wiltshire Walton. Acres, together with the extra-parochial tract of Witherington and Langley-Wood, and the parish of Nunton-with-Bodenham Imperial
    GLOUCESTERSHIRE, or Gloucester Gloucestershire Walton, and Gloucester. The soil of the Cotswolds is, in most parts, a shallow calcareous loam, on a stratum of rubble; but, in the depressions and bottoms, and sometimes on the hills, a stiff clay. The soil of the vale is, for the most part, an uncommonly rich deep loam; in some places black, in others red; sometimes incumbent on compact rock, but generally incumbent on blue clay. The soil of the forest is chiefly sand; in some places peat, in other places a thin limestone debris; generally not very fertile, yet not unfavourable to certain kinds of cultivation. About Imperial
    HODDESDON Hertfordshire wood, resting on arches and pillars, and ornamented with carved figures, was taken down in 1834. The old conduit is a curious fountain, representing a woman with a pitcher, from which fine soft water continually flows; was given to the town, in 1679, by Marmaduke Rawdon, Esq.; and, together with an inn which still exists, is mentioned as follows by the poet Prior, in his ballad of Down Hall:- "Into an old inn did their equipage roll, At a town they call Hods'don, the sign of the Bull, Where a nymph with an urn divides the highway, And into Imperial
    Kelso Roxburghshire woods, but from the low ground along the Tweed near the town it shows itself to be a diversified basin, a gently receding amphitheatre, low where it is traversed by the rivers, but cinctured in the distance with sylvan heights. Trap rocks prevail in the higher grounds, and sandstone, shale, and marl-limestone in the vales. The soil on the banks of the rivers is a rich deep loam, incumbent on gravel; in the north-western district is a wet clay; and in the S is thin and wet, on a red aluminous subsoil. Enclosed plantations cover some 260 acres Groome
    Kirkpatrick-Durham Kirkcudbrightshire woods cover some 440 acres; and all the rest of the land is either pastoral or waste. A Roman camp at Doon Park and several artificial mounds make up the antiquities. Mansions are Barncalzie, Chipperkyle, Corsock, Crofts, Croys, Kilquhanity, Marwhirn, and Walton Groome
    LANCASHIRE Lancashire Wood, Acres House, Adlington Hall, Aldcliffe Hall, Alder Grange, Alkincoates, Alkrington, Aldingham Hall, Allerton Tower, Alston, Apsley House, Arden House, Ashworth Hall, Astley Hall, Bank Hall, Bank House, Bankfield House, Bardsea Hall, Barton Lodge, Baxenden House, Beaconsfield, Beechley, Belfield Hall-, Bellevale, Belleview House, Bellingham Lodge, Bigland, Birch House, Bispham Hall, Bleasdale Tower, Blythe, Braythay Hall, Bradshaw, Brandlesome, Brindle Lodge, Broad Clough, Broadoak, Brook House, Brooklands, Broughton House, Broughton Tower, Brynbella, Burrow Hall, Butt Hill, Calderstone, Capernwray Hall, Carr House, Carter Place Hall, Castlehead, Castleton Hall, Centre Vale, Catterall House, Chadswell, Chaigley Manor, Chattertonhay, Childwall Hall, Claremont Hall, Claughton Hall, Clayton Imperial
    LICHFIELD Derbyshire
    Nottinghamshire
    Shropshire
    Staffordshire
    Wood, Wednesbury-St. James, and Wednesbury-St. John. The deanery of Wolverhampton contains the rectory and the eight vicarages of Wolverhampton; the vicarages of Bilston-St. Luke, Bilston-St. Mary, Wednesfield, Willenhall-St. Stephen, and Willenhall-Trinity; and the p. curacies of BilstonSt. Leonard, Willenhall-St. Giles, and Wednesfield-Heath. The deanery of Derby contains the four vicarages and five p. curacies of Derby, and the p. curacies of Darley, Nornmanton, and Osmaston. The deanery of Alfreton contains the rectories of South Normanton, Pinxton, and Shirland; the vicarages of Alfreton, Blackwell, Heanor, Pentridge, and South Wingfield; and the p. curacies Imperial
    LIVERPOOL Lancashire Walton, four miles off, not far from the sea, is the parish church. The king hath a castelet there, and the Earl of Derby hath a stone house. Irish merchants come much thither, as to a good haven. At Lyrpole is small custom paid; that causeth merchants to resort. Good merchandise at Lyrpole; and much Irish yarn, that Manchester men do buy there." The town lost 250 persons in a total population of between 1,200 and 1,500, by a visitation of plague, about 1559, at the commencement of Elizabeth's reign; and it suffered total destruction Imperial
    LONDON London
    London
    Wood-street; was built, in 1 290, by Michel de Cantuaria, as one of Edward I. 's celebrated crosses in memory of Queen Eleanor; was rebuilt in 1441; was repaired and gilt in 1552, at the visit of Charles V.; was adorned again, at successive times, in honour of Anne Boleyn, of Edward VI. 's coronation, and of Mary's marriage to Philip; and was taken down in 1643. The conduit stood near Foster-lane, and was supplied by Tyburn. The standard occupied the spot where Bishop Stapleton was burnt in 1236. A tournament took place in Cheapside, in front Imperial
    LUTTERWORTH Leicestershire Walton, Bruntingthorpe, Arnesby, Peatling-Magna, PeatlingParva, Gilmorton, Bitteswell, Willoughby-Waterless, Ashby-Magna, Ashby-Parva, Dunton-Bassett, Broughton-Astley, Frowlesworth, Leire, and most of Claybrooke and Knaptoft, electorally in Leicester, the parish of Willey, and parts of Monks-Kirby and Claybrooke, electorally in Warwick, and the parish of Welford, electorally in Northampton. Acres, 59,031. Poorrates in 1863, £9,431. Pop. in 1851,16,194; in 1861, 51,515. Houses, 3,636. Marriages in 1863,86; births, 484, -of which 43 were illegitimate; deaths, 307,-of which 92 were at ages under 5 years, and 10 at ages above Imperial
    Neilston Renfrewshire Walton Dam, Glanderston Dam, Balgray Reservoir, Ryat Linn Reservoir, and Waulkmill Glen Reservoir; two more lie on the northern and north-western border; and in the interior are five-Commore Dam, Craighall Dam, Snypes Dam, Kirkton Dam, and Loch Libo (3½ x 1 furl.; 395 feet). This last, by the side of the railway, 2½ miles SW of the town, by Dr Fleming was pronounced superior, in picturesque scenery, to Rydal Water in Cumberland. 'Loch Libo,' he says, 'presents a scene of unparalleled beauty. Its lofty hills, on both sides, are wooded Groome
    PRESTON Lancashire Walton-le-Dale, Cuerdale, and Samlesbury; the sub-district of Alston, containing the parish of Ribchester, and the townships of Grimsargh-with-Brockholes, Ribbleton, and Alston; and the sub-district of Broughton, containing the four other Preston townships, the Lancaster township of Fulwood, the St. Michael township of Wood Imperial
    Renfrewshire Renfrewshire wooded, and the scenery is picturesque. The flat district, known locally as the 'laich lands,' lies along the N border, forming a level tract by the side of the Clyde, and extending along the narrow flat valley of the Black Cart and Castle Semple Loch. It extends from the eastern boundary of Renfrew parish to the Erskine Hills, and thence south-westward as already indicated, comprehending most of the parish of Renfrew, and parts of the parishes of Paisley, Inchinnan, Houston, Erskine, Kilbarchan, and Lochwinnoch. It appears to have been, at a comparatively recent geological period, covered by the waters Groome
    STAFFORD Staffordshire Walton; gives the title of Marquis to the family of Gower, and that of Baron to the family of Jerningham; is a seat of assizes and quarter-sessions, a polling place, and the head-quarters of the Staffordshire militia; publishes a weekly newspaper; stands on low ground, among pleasant environs; comprises well built streets, the contiguous suburb of Forebridge, and the detached suburb of Stoneroad; retains one of the gates of an ancient encompassing town-wall; and has a head post-office,‡ a r. station with telegraph, two banking offices, two chief inns, and a number of public buildings Imperial
    Stirlingshire Stirlingshire wooded, well cultivated, and undulating, but no portion of it reaches 500 feet above sea-level, and this flat tract is prolonged up the valleys of the Forth and Kelty, sweeps from the neighbourhood of Flanders Moss south. wards by Bucklyvie and Balfron, and thence down the valley of Endrick Water to the SE end of Loch Lomond. In the centre of the compact eastern portion of the county the ground slopes upward from the valley of the Forth at Gargunnock and Kippen to the Gargunnock Hills (highest point 1591 feet), and thence southward in an undulating grassy and heathy Groome
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