Tourist's Guide to Worcestershire, the Pleasant and Picturesque

Tourist's Guide to Worcestershire, the Pleasant and Picturesque

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... from fear of death or some capital injury he might receive from his enemies, he could not live there.' 12m. Newnham. From Keen Sollars onwards the line is practically in Shropshire. At Newnham it enters the valley of the Teme; and this is a convenient fishing station. 3m. E. passing Eastliam (ch. originally Nor.) is Lindridge, 'which appears to great advantage at a distance, ' the ch. standing on a bold elevation. Loive here is the ancient seat of the Lowes. They failed in the male line in 1724, in Arthur Lowe, who by his will, directed that the house, 'being an ancient seat of my ancestors, be from tyme to tyme kept up and repaired by whoever shall be seized of my estate at the Lowe, as need shall require, but by no means to be pulled down or demolished.' It would have been well for the antiquarian interest of the county if others had been as heedful; for many a fine old timbered mansion was heedlessly destroyed in the last century. 153m. Tenbury. (Pop. 1278. Inn, Swan). A quiet little town pleasantly situated on the Teme (here the county boundary), at the confluence of the Kyre Brook. It has neither consequence nor fame, and lies so low that the ch. was wrecked by a flood in November, 1770, the chancel and tower being the only portions of the ancient edifice left. The most interesting feature is a diminutive figure of a knight in mail armour, with legs crossed. The elder antiquaries regarded it as the figure of a child, and Gough suggested that it was the 'son of John Sturmy, the Crusader, who followed his father underage.' Probably it represents Sturmy himself. Such memorials of Crusaders occur elsewhere. Tenbury has a spa, discovered in 1839. St. Michaels Training College, founded in 1855 by the Kev. Sir P. Ouseley for education, especially...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517717
  • 9781236517715