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Vintage guide to travel in England and Wales. Picturesque articles.

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  • Wenlock
    on Dec 12, 2013 in Severn River
    WenlockAbout twelve miles south-east of Shrewsbury is the village of Much Wenlock, where there are remains of a magnificent abbey founded by the Black monks, and exhibiting several of the Early English and Gothic styles of architecture, but, like mos...
  • Shrewsbury Castle
    on Feb 9, 2013 in Severn River Shropshire
    Shrewsbury Castle Westward of Stafford is the land of the "proud Salopians," Shropshire, through which flows the Severn, on whose banks stands the ancient town from which the Earls of Shrewsbury take their title. We are told that the Britons founded...
  • Trentham Hall
    on Feb 6, 2013 in Staffordshire
    Trentham Hall The rivers which drain the limestone hills of Derbyshire unite to form the Trent, and this stream, after a winding and picturesque course through Midland England towards the eastward, flows into the Humber, and ultimately into the Nort...
  • Chatsworth
    on Feb 5, 2013 in Derwent River Wye River
    Chatsworth Below Haddon Hall the valley of the Wye broadens, with yet richer scenery, as it approaches the confluence of the Wye and Derwent at Rowsley, where the quaint old Peacock Inn, which was the manor-house of Haddon, bears over the door the d...
  • Haddon Hall
    on Feb 3, 2013 in Derbyshire Wye River
    Haddon Hall Three miles below Bakewell, near the Wye, is one of the most famous old mansions of England—Haddon Hall. This ancient baronial home, with its series of houses, its courtyards, towers, embattled walls, and gardens, stands on the side of...
  • Bolsover Castle
    on Sep 4, 2012 in Derbyshire
    The noted Bolsover Castle, which Bess also built, though her son finished it after her death, stands in a magnificent position on a high plateau not far from Chesterfield, overlooking a wide expanse of Derbyshire.The present castle replaced an ancien...
  • Peele Castle
    on Apr 7, 2010 in Isle of Man
    The Isle of Man derives its name from the ancient British word mon, which means "isolated." Around this singular place there are many rocky islets, also isolated, and upon one of the most picturesque of these, where art and Nature have vied in adding...
  • The Peak of Derbyshire
    on Mar 3, 2010 in Derbyshire
    The river Mersey takes its sources—for it is formed by the union of several smaller streams—in the ranges of high limestone hills east of Liverpool, in North Derbyshire. These hills are an extension of the Pennine range that makes the backbone of...
  • Chelmsford
    on Mar 1, 2010 in Essex
    CHELMSFORD, a market town and municipal borough, and the county town of Essex, England, in the Chelmsford parliamentary division, 30 m. E.N.E. from London by the Great Eastern railway. Pop. (1901) 12,580. It is situated in the valley of the Chelmer,...
  • The Border Castles, Westmorelandshire
    on Feb 27, 2010 in Westmorelandshire
    At Kendal, in Westmorelandshire, are the ruins of Kendal Castle, a relic of the Norman days, but long since gone to decay. Here lived the ancestors of King Henry VIII.'s last wife, Queen Catharine Parr. Opposite it are the ruins of Castle How, and no...
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