South-West England

South-West England

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...here; going up Weary-all Hill his staff became a thorntree which blossomed at Xmas. The "Holy Grail" (cup used at Last Supper) he buried at the foot of the Tor, whence bloody water gushedforth, etc. Also that here flourished King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and Dunstan had his conflict with the devil. Its authentic history begins with the foundation of a monastery by King Ina. in 688-708. Dunstan, abbot in 940, made it the centre of light and civilization, which waned in Henry II. 's reign, but revived by the discovery of St. Dunstan's remains. Edward VI. gave it to Duke of Somerset, who dismantled it. Entr. to Ruins opp. George Hot. (6d.), (St. Joseph's Chap., finest specimen of Trans. in England; Abbots Kitchen, 6d.); George Inn (15th cent.); Tribunal; Almshouses in Magdalen St.; M us.; Market Cr.; The Tar (view!) and its chap.; St. John's Ch.; St. Benedict's, etc. See B. Honiton (Devon). Pop. 3,191. M.d. Sat. Beautifully sit. under Dumpton Hill. The lace-making carried on principally elsewhere--viz. at Ottery, Sidmouth, and Beer to the s. Par. Ch. on bill (fine view!), screen, tomb of Thos. Marwood, physician to Eliz., died 1617, ml. 105. Chas. I. stayed at Marwood H0. in town, 1644. St. Margaret's Hosp. (14th cent.) for lcpers was founded by Thos. Chard of Forde Abbey. 4 m. N.W. is Hembury Fort, oval in shape and i m. long (view!). I1f1'3, c()1nbe(l)c'on). Pop. 8,935. M.d. Sat. A fashionable watering-place sit. in rock-bound basin on N. coast. Once a seaport of some note (it sent six ships to Siege of Calais, and 800 men and some ships to Ireland in 1585). Ch., ' Capstone Hill; Lantern Hill, crowned with St. Nicholas' Chap. (view!); Tors Walk ('2d.), a delightful...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935047
  • 9781236935045