A Topographical Dictionary of England: Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate & Market Towns ...& the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with Historical and Statistical Descriptions; Illustrated by Maps of the Different Counties & Islands; ... and a Plan of London and Its Environs ... (Google eBook)

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S. Lewis & Company, 1831 - Great Britain
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Page 92 - The Living is a Discharged Vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean of York ; rated in the King's Books at £6.
Page 380 - London, rated in the king's books at £20. 10., and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Page 198 - Alfred the Great, AD 879, on this summit erected his standard against Danish invaders ; to him we owe the origin of juries, and the creation of a naval force.
Page 147 - ... 4. Jasper ; a white porcelain biscuit of exquisite beauty and delicacy, possessing the general properties of the basaltes, together with the singular one of receiving through its whole substance, from the admixture of metallic calces with the other...
Page 339 - ... exploratory turret, the eastern part of the church, and other parts now converted into a magazine for military stores, the tower having been appropriated as a barrack, capable of accommodating about 400 soldiers. These interesting remains stand on a peninsula of stupendous rocks, at the mouth of the Tyne, against which the sea sometimes breaks with great fury. The approach from the west is by means of a drawbridge, and by a gateway of square form, the whole being defended by a double wall, extending...
Page 33 - The centre arch forms the west window, being considerably wider than those at the sides, and filled with tracery. The walls of the nave and north transept are Norman, though few arches and ornaments now remain on the exterior of that character, being mostly replaced by windows, &c. in the pointed style at different periods. The most striking feature on...
Page 381 - Ireland, and any person claiming title thereto under such sale, convevance or settlement hath been and continued in the actual possession or receipt of the rents and profits thereof for the space of six months between the said...
Page 310 - An antient manor-house of the Lacies in this town was lately used as a workhouse. The chief manufacture of the place is .that of cotton : the market is on Wednesday. The Leeds and Liverpool canal passes near the town. The neighbourhood yields slate, coal, lime, and freestone.
Page 33 - The proportions are extremely elegant, and the ornaments richly disposed, forraing,on thewhole, perhaps, one of the mnst chaste and magnificent designs in the kingdom. The upper part of the centre tower fell down, destroying the South transept, and the roof of the Western part of the South aile, on Sunday March 30, 1690. The present tower was probably rebuilt about 1702, but in a style by no means corresponding •with its original.
Page 20 - ... 3,762. SCARBOROUGH. The origin of Scarborough, a celebrated bathing place in the North-riding, has not been satisfactorily ascertained. The earliest authentic record of it is a charter of Henry II., conferring certain privileges on the inhabitants, and in the reign of the succeeding monarch, another charter was granted for making a new pier at Scardeburgh, as it was then called. In the reign of Stephen the erection of a castle took place, an account of which is contained in the first volume of...

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