Devonshire and Cornwall; Illustrated from Original Draiwings with Historical and Topographical Descriptions

Devonshire and Cornwall; Illustrated from Original Draiwings with Historical and Topographical Descriptions

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...bridge, which opens into two parts, to admit the passage of large vessels into the harbour. The manor of East Teignmouth belongs to Lord Viscount Courtenay, and that of West Teignmouth to Lord Clifford. Vide Lysons's " Devonshire," p. 489, from a " Brief," in which the particulars of this outrage are detailed, and the lo;; ofthe " poor inhabitants" estimated at 11,000 _: a vast sum at that period. DEVONSHIRE. DARTMOUTH. DAa'rMoUrH is an ancient sea-port, market, and borough town, situated on the southeastern coast of Devon, near the confluence of the river Dart with the British Channel. Gilpin, in his "Observations," remarks, that "The bay which the river forms at its mouth, is one of the most beautiful scenes upon the coast. Both the entrance of the Dart into it, and its exit to the sea, appear, from many stations, closed up by the folding of the banks, so that the bay has frequently the form of a lake, only furnished with shipping instead of boats. Its banks, which are its great beauty, consist of lofty wooded hills, shelving down in all directions." The view of Dartmouth itself, from the bay, is extremely pleasing: the houses appear situated on the acclivity of a craggy hill, and extending, embosomed in trees, about a mile along the water's edge. The dock-yard and quay project into the river, and cause an apparent curvature in its course, which has a beautiful effect, animated, as it is, by the numerous vessels which frequent the haven. In ancient records, this town is called Clifton-Dartmouth-Hardnesse, and it originally consisted of three hamlets respectively so named, which, though now united by buildings, are partly distinct with regard to local...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912152
  • 9781236912152