Paterson's Guide Book to the United Kingdom, by the Author of Paterson's Switzerland

Paterson's Guide Book to the United Kingdom, by the Author of Paterson's Switzerland

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... at Nottingham are of interest to the tourist, with the exception of the Museum, at which excellent loan collections are occasionally exhibited. The environs of the town, however, are very pleasant and picturesque. North of the town is the Arborelum, a prettily laid park of 19 acres, in which is a statue of Fergus O'Connor and a pagoda with some Russian guns captured in the Crimea. The "Forest" is a pleasant, shady walk near the racecourse. An interesting excursion from Nottingham by rail is to Linbti m m.), N. Two m. N.-E. of Linby is KewstciMl Abbry, celebrated as having been the residence of Lord Byron. The mansion was formerly a priory founded by Henry II. At the dissolution it was granted to Sir John Byron, ancestor of the poet. During the Civil War it sustained a siege from tho Parliamentarian forces, and was confiscated by the Puritans after the execution of Charles I. It was afterwards restored to the Byron family by Charles IL In 1815 it was sold by the poet to the late Col. Wildman, and was afterwards purchased by F. W. Wobb, Esq., the present owner. Numerous alterations and restorations have been made in the ancient structure by its various proprietors, and it is "one of the finest specimens in existence of those quaint and romantic piles which remain as monuments of the olden time of England."--Irving. In the grounds are the tree on which Byron and his sister carved their names; a marble monument erected by Byron over his dog Boatswain; and the oak (now a large tree) which was planted by the poet in 1798 on his arrival at the Abbey. The interior of the Abbey (shown to visitors) is exceedingly interesting. Two m. distant is Anntsley Hall, where Byron wooed the beautiful Mary Chaworth. 1 Beyond Trent our more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848950
  • 9781236848956