The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry; In a Collection of the Most Interesting & Picturesque Views

The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry; In a Collection of the Most Interesting & Picturesque Views

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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. 1779 edition. Excerpt: ...but whether descended from F itz-Rohert or not is uncertain. In the beginning of the present Century it became the Estate of john Bence, Esquire, by whose immediate Heir it was sold into the Family of Dashwood, from which it passed to the Damers. The Lordship and Estate are now in the Possession of Sir Gerard Vanneck, Baronet, who converted the old Manor House into the present magnificent Structure. It stands on an easy Slope, backed by large Trees, with extended Plantations of Oak, Beech, Fir, and other Timber; and commands cheerful Prospects, beautifully varied, particularly towards the East and West. The River Blythe, which runs eastward through the Valley, spreads itself into a large Sheet of Water, within View of the several Apartments, and is navigable from the Port of Southwold to the ancient Market Town of Halesworth, within four Miles of this Seat, near the Roman Way from the Villa F austini ' to Caster, a military Station at the Confluence of the Tare and the Waveney. The Lands of Haveningham are generally rich and fertile, diversified by Inequality of Grounds, Woods, Tilth, and Pasturage. The House is situated in a pleasant Park, near the great Road from London to Yarmouth, and its Distance from the Sea is about ten Miles through a fine sporting Country, abounding with Game. The annexed Plate exhibits a North Aspect of the Building, which is remarked, not only for the Grandeur and Elegance of its Apartments, but the Convenience of their Disposition for the Purposes of Hospitality, by which its Owner is eminently distinguished. The Seat of JOHN-BERNEY PETRE, Esquire. (Drawn by T. HEAR NE, from a Sketch by H. REPTON, Esquire.) IVE S TWI CK is situated twelve Miles from Norwich, and three from North Walsham. It is deservedly...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867149
  • 9781236867148