A Picturesque Guide to Bath, Bristol Hot-Wells, the River Avon, and the Adjacent Country

A Picturesque Guide to Bath, Bristol Hot-Wells, the River Avon, and the Adjacent Country

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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. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...the lower part is cultivated enclofures; the middle, ftone quarries; and the north-eaftern point is a rough cliffcrowned with an ancient tumulus, and clumps of firs, forming a noble contraft with the lower fcenery. To the right, the vale winds fouthward, till it is loft to the eye between the hills of Claverton and Monkton Farley. Hampton-down is agreeably ornamented with clumps of firs, which harmonize here better than in many other fpots, where they are in abundance. Bath Bath-Wick can hardly now be feparated, even in idea, from Bath itfelf, being but a quarter of a mile from the New Bridge, It is a pleafant fpot, much reforted to by the tradefmen of Bath, as Iflington is by the Londoners, for the purpofe of enjoying the evening in fummer, by fpending it in a little garden and fummer-houfe. The fituation in o winter is faid to be damp and foggy; it is frequently under water by the overflowing of the Avon; and, when the wind is wefterly, it is much annoyed by the city fmoke. Fre/hford is a parifh and village four miles fouth of Bath, feated on a hill very romantic, and applicable to the purpofe of the pencil. Keherton, Kelwefton, or, as it is pronounced, Keljlon, is a fmall parifh three miles and a half north-weft from Bath, .on the northern bank of the Avon, and in the upper turnpike road from Bath to Briftol, by King-road. Nothing can be imagined more beautiful than this road, as it is formed on a waving terrace, and commands on both fides a very rich profpect. On the left is a vale through which the Avon winds, edged by the villages of Newton, Twiverton, and Corfton, with a high range of cultivated hills behind them. On the left, the towering heights of Lanfdown rife immediately from the road. Combe-brook has its fource under this part..show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488083
  • 9781236488084