Handbook for England and Wales; Alphabetically Arranged for the Use of Travellers

Handbook for England and Wales; Alphabetically Arranged for the Use of Travellers

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Lech with the Thames, which is crowned by a bridge J m. from the town. The Ch. (Perp.) has a beautiful spire. Prom here it is 10 min. ride by rail to Fairford (see). LeckHamfton, sec Cheltenham. Lkconpield, see Beverley. JLedbliry (Hereford.)--Stat., G. W. Rly. (Inn: Feathers), --picturesquely situated on the small river Ledder. The Church, a large and much altered edifice, deserves close attention; a gradual transition from Romanesque to Perp. being observable in the building. The monuments are numerous and interesting. The Hospital of St. Catherine, in the High-street, founded 1232, was rebuilt in 1820, and enlarged in 1856. 2 m. E. Eastnor Castle (Earl Somen) is a modern structure, from designs by Smirke, in the style of the reign of Edw. I. The entrance-hall, 60 ft. in height and length, is a noble apartment of Norm, architecture. The principal drawing-room is furnished in the Gothic style, and a suite of apartments has been fitted up and decorated in the Italian style. There is an interesting collection of pictures, and the castle is full of wood-carving and works of art. Visitors are admitted on Tuesdays and Fridays during the absence of the family; on Tuesdays only at other times. The wooded slopes around the castle abound in beautiful groups of conifers. "Eastnor Park, with its exquisite scenery, will amply repay a visit from the geologist; and he will find a most pleasant village Inn at the Somen Arms." The Church contains several e/aborate monuments which deserve attention. Botbury, 3$ m. N. of Ledbury Stat., contains many ancient timber houses, with ornamented bargeboards. The Church is E. E. with several Perp.finished windows, and a massive detached tower of 3 stages, at 80 ft. S. of ch. Bosbury House (Rev. E. Higgins)...show more

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  • 9781236546388