Bradshaw's Shilling Handbook [Afterw.] Bradshaw's Illustrated Tourists' Handbook [Afterw.] Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists

Bradshaw's Shilling Handbook [Afterw.] Bradshaw's Illustrated Tourists' Handbook [Afterw.] Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists

By (author) George Bradshaw

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ... a view of the fertile portions of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire; on the east London, with the dome of St. Paul's; and to the south the towers of Windsor castle and the sweeping undulations ot the Surrey hills. Harrow School was founded by John Lyon in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and is still considered one of the first in the kingdom. The Church contains a monument to Dr. Drury, by Weslmacott, on the north side of the nave, representing the schoolmaster seated, with two of his pupils studying beside him--the likenesses identifying them with Peel and Byron, whose names have contributed to the interest attached to the locality. The poet in one of his letters describes the regard he had for a particular spot in the churchyard, where he used to sit for hours looking towards Windsor--"As reclining at eve on yon tombstone he lay To catch the last gleam of the-suit's setting ray." A new Chapel, Speech Room, Science School, and Gymnasium, all in the Gothic style, have been erected. The coins and antiquities of the late riir G. Wilkinson, the Egyptian traveller, are here. He and Lord Palmerston were Harrow men. Upon leaving Harrow station, we proceed over a slight ascent, passing Little Stanmorc on the right--a small village, possessing an elegant little church, erected by the Chandos family. Great Stanmore is two miles distant, and is situated on an eminence, adorned with seats and villas. After passing through a short cutting, the little village of Hatchend, appears on the gentle slope of a fiilL The bridge, beneath, which we are now carried over, connects Hatchend with the village of Pinner, which, with the trees scattered around it, and the rich foliage of Pinner Park, forms a laudscape of very considerable beauty. PINNER. Population, 2,332. Distanc...

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
  • 01 May 2012
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1232168912
  • 9781232168911

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