The Geography of the Counties of England and Wales

The Geography of the Counties of England and Wales

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...habitations which give an air of life and cheerfulness to the whole place." The town consists of one long street, and in the centre is the Town Hall. In the church is a white marble monument to the Poet Laureate, Robert Southey, who resided here for forty years, besides monuments to the Earls of Derwentwater. 11. Harrington is a seaport between Whitehaven and Workington. It enjoys a good harbour, and carries on a little chemical manufacture, makes ropes, and exports coal. 12. Ravenglass is a small port on the River Esk, and has a few oyster fisheries in its neighbourhood. 13. Alston, or Aldstone, is situated on the northeastern border of the county, near Northumberland, at the confluence of the Rivers Vent and South Tyne. It is dependent upon neighbouring lead, copper, and zinc mines. In the lead mines are some very beautiful caverns, with grottoes beautified by crystals. 14. Booth, about five miles to the south-east of Ravenglass, does a little trade in corn, pork, and curing bacon. It is a market town and well built. 15. Brampton is situated about ten miles to the north-east of the county town, and is well supplied with places of worship and other public buildings. It lies in the valley of the River Gelt, and on the railway connecting Carlisle with Newcastle. 16. Burgh-on-the-Sands is well known as the death place of Edward I. on his march from Carlisle to devastate the kingdom of Scotland, which had revolted against him, and which he had threatened to subdue or turn into a desert. The aged warrior died here of dysentery. 17. Kirkoswald is a market town by the River Eden, and to the south-east of Carlisle. In the neighbourhood are the ruins of a castle. 18. St. Bees is situated in a narrow valley four miles south of Whitehaven, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883616
  • 9781236883612