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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...green sand; and it is not improbable that this may be pretty generally the case where the chalk appears in masses, as the oolitic beds form of course a more solid basis for it than the sand does; and it is probable that, where the ridges of chalk break off from the plateau, the sand may be always found under them. Be that as it may, there has been a division into three parts from these downs eastward. One branch trends north-east, and with various degrees of elevation, passes by the southward of Alresford, until it reaches Var down, only it is disrupted where the southern branch of the Itchen finds its way northward, from what has probably been the bed of a lake, extending southward and eastward by Cheriton and Bramdean, and inosculating at its upper extremity with the valley of Meon, and the passage through the eastern chalk-hills to the amphitheatre of Petersfield. The central ridge passes eastward, by Hinton Ampner, and forms the northern boundary of the valley of Meon, to the eastward of Warnford. I ts elevation is nowhere considerable, it is interrupted at some places, and generally speaking, it admits of profitable culture to the very top. This is what may be called a plain part of the county, that is, it has no bold features, but still the surface is agreeably, though gently, diversified with swells and hollows. On the north, the ground rises very gently toward the heights that pass into the northern part of the county at Windmill hill, and north-east it runs toward Tisted common and Var down, a large extent, being seen from the height at Hinton Amptner. From the elevated situation and the general openness of the country, the winters are cold and frequently rainy; but in summer, the climate is healthy and agreeable. Open commons...show more

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