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    Place name County Entry Source
    CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire. It stands on the Via Devana, the river Cam, and the Eastern Counties railway, 51 miles by road, and 57½ by railway, N by E of London. The Cam is navigable to it; and railways go from it in six directions, toward London, Hitchin, Bedford, Huntingdon, Ely, and Ipswich, ramifying toward all parts of the kingdom. History. —Cambridge is the Granta, perhaps also the Camboricum of the Romans, and most probably the Grantaceaster of the Saxons. It was burnt by the Danes in 870 and 1010. A military station seems to have been Imperial
    CAMBRIDGESHIRE Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire belonged first to the Iberians, and afterwards to the Iceni. It became part of the Roman province of Flavia Cæsariensis: and subsequently was included mainly in East Imperial
    CAXTON Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire. The town stands on Ermine-street, 3½ miles NNW of North Road r. station, and 9½ W of Cambridge; and has a post office‡ under Royston and two inns. It had a market from the 13th century till the middle of the 18th; and it still has a fair on the 12th of Oct.—The parish comprises 2,000 acres. Real property, £2,276. Pop., 545. Houses, 97. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the D'Eschallerses, the Freviles, the Burgoynes, and others. The living is a vicarage Imperial
    DEVIL'S-DITCH Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire; running 7 miles south-eastward from the fens at Reach to the vicinity of Ditton-Wood. It formed part of the boundary between East Imperial
    DOWNPATRICK Down Cambridgeshire, who held these bishopricks in commendam, and resided in England. The last bishop before the Reformation was Eugene Magenis, who was advanced to these sees by Pope Paul III.; and although John Merriman, chaplain to Queen Elizabeth, was consecrated bishop in 1568, the pope appointed Miler Magragh to the united see : he, however, never had possession of the temporalties, and subsequently becoming a Protestant was made Archbishop of Cashel. John Tod, who had been educated at Rome, but had renounced popery, was nominated bishop by James I., in 1604, and held the see of Dromore in commendam Lewis:Ireland
    ELY Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire; and a diocese in the counties of Cambridge, Bedford, Huntingdon, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex. The territorial tracts are two parishes, an extra-parochial place, a sub-district, a district, a hundred, and the Isle of Ely. The city occupies a considerable eminence, at the river Ouse, amid flat fertile environs, near the southern extremity of the Isle of Ely, 14¾ miles by railway NNE of Cambridge, and 29 by railway SE by E of Peterborough; and has railway communication in five directions, toward Cambridge, Huntingdon, March, Lynn, and Norwich. History. —A church or monastery is said Imperial
    Essex Essex Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, E. by the North Sea, S. by the river Thames, and W. by Middlesex and Herts; greatest length, N. and S., 44 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 57 miles; 987,032 ac.; pop. 576,434. On the coast are several marshy islands, such as Canvey, Foulness, Wallasea, Mersea, &c. Essex is one of the Metropolitan shires, or "Six Home Counties, " and took its name from the East Bartholomew
    HERTFORDSHIRE, or Herts Hertfordshire Cambridgeshire; on the E, by Essex; on the S, by Middlesex; on the SW, by Bucks. Its outline is very irregular; but may be described as ovoidal, extending from NE to SW, pretty regular in the NE half, but very much indented in the SW half. Its E boundary, from about the middle southward, is traced by the rivers Stort and Lea. Its greatest length is about 35 miles; its greatest breadth is about 27 miles; its circuit is about 135 miles; and its area is 391, 141 acres. Its general appearance, though not strictly picturesque, is diversified and very Imperial
    HUNTINGDONSHIRE, HUNTINGDON, or HUNTS Huntingdonshire Cambridgeshire, and seven from Bedfordshire; comprises 205, 366 acres; and is divided into the districts of Huntingdon, St. Ives, and St. Neots. The county town is Huntingdon; the towns with upwards of 2, 000 inhabitants are Huntingdon, Godmanchester, St. Ives, St. Neots, and Ramsey; and the markettowns are these and Kimbolton, except that Huntingdon and Godmanchester count as one. The chief seats are Kimbolton Castle, Horton Hall, Elton Hall, Hinchingbrook House, Waresley Park, Brampton House, Upwood, Alconbury House, Alwalton, Conington Castle, Cromwell Place, Diddington Hall, Gaines Hall, Gransden Park, Great Stukeley Hall, Hemingford House, HolmeWood House, Paxton Hall, Paxton Park Imperial
    LEAM (NEW) Cambridgeshire artificial cut of the river Nen in Cambridgeshire; 13 miles long, east-north-eastward, from the eastern vicinity of Itterborough. Imperial
    Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk; and W. by Notts, Leicestershire, and Rutland; greatest length, N. to S., 75 miles; greatest breadth, E. to W., 45 miles; area, 1,767,879 ac., pop. 469,919. Lincolnshire is the second largest co. in England. For a very long time it has been divided into 3 "parts" - namely, the Parts of Lindsey, the Parts of Kesteven, and the Parts of Holland. Generally speaking the land is flat and low, especially on the coast, which in some parts requires an embankment to check the encroachments of the sea. The Wolds, or Chalk Hills Bartholomew
    LINCOLNSHIRE, or LINCOLN Lincolnshire Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire; on the SW, by Rutlandshire; on the W, by Leicestershire and Notts; and on the NW, by Yorkshire. Its outline, in a general view, is oblong, with a great curve along the NE, an indentation by the Wash on the SE, and a considerable curve on the SW. Its length, from N to S, is 73 miles; its greatest breadth is 48 miles; its average breadth is about 37 miles; its circuit is about 260 miles; its area is 1,775,457 acres; and its magnitude, as compared with the other counties of England, is the second Imperial
    NEN (The) Cambridgeshire
    east-north-eastward, across the N end of Cambridgeshire, by an artificial cut, called the New Lean, to Wisbeach; and proceeds Imperial
    NEWMARKET Cambridgeshire
    Cambridgeshire, but one of the parishes, part of the town, and some other parts of the district electorally in Suffolk. The town stands on Icknield-street, adjacent to the Cambridge and Bury railway, 12 miles by road, but 15 by railway, E N E of Cambridge. It has been celebrated for its races since the time of James I.; it was desolated by fire in 1683 and 1700; and it now is the chief seat of the Jockey Club, and the place of numerous training establishments. Its races are said to have originated in the arrival of some Spanish horses Imperial
    NORFOLK Norfolk Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. It is so nearly surrounded by its marine and river boundaries as to be almost an island, Its outline is somewhat ellipsoidal, but suffers indentation by the Wash. Its greatest length, from E to W, is 60 miles; its greatest breadth, from N to S, is 40 miles; its meanbreadth is about 29 miles; its circuit is about 200 miles; and its area is 1, 354, 301 acres. Only three English counties, York, Lincoln, and Devon, exceed it in size-The coast has an aggregate length of about 90 miles; presents, over the most part, a strictly Imperial
    NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, or Northampton Northamptonshire Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, and Bedfordshire; on the S E, by Buckinghamshire; on the S and the S W, by Oxfordshire; on the W, by Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. Its outline is oblong and irregular, and extends from N E to S W. Its boundaries, in some parts, are traced by streams; but, in general, are artificial. Its greatest length is 70 miles; its greatest bread this 25 miles; its circuit is about 215 miles; and its area is 630, 358 acres. Its surface is pleasantly diversified with moderate elevations; includes, near its W border, a part of the watershed between the eastern Imperial
    OUSE, or Great Ouse (The) Bedfordshire
    Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk. It rises near Greatworth, in the S W corner of Northamptonshire, 4¼ miles N N W of Brackley; and pursues a remarkably winding course of about 142 miles, mainly in an easterly direction, and nearly all through aflat country, to the S E corner of the Wash below Lynn. Its windings are remarkable over most of its course, but are specially so over the long distance between Newport-Pagnell and St. Neots; and have been noticed in our article on Olney. Its course in Northamptonshire ischiefly south-south-eastward, past Steane and Brackley, to a point Imperial
    ROYSTON and HITCHIN railway Cambridgeshire
    Cambridgeshire; from a junction with the Great North-ern at Hitchin, east-north-eastward and north-eastward, past Royston and Shepreth Imperial
    SUFFOLK Suffolk Cambridgeshire. Its boundary-line, along most of the N, is the rivers Little Ouse and Waveney; along most of the S, the river Stour; along part of the W, the river Lark. Its greatest length, from E to W, is about 50 miles; its greatest breadth, from N to S, is 30 miles; its length of coast is 50 miles; its circuit is about 212 miles; and its area is 947,681 acres. The coast consists largely of crag and clay cliffs, with fine views. The interior is mainly level; has few considerable elevations; and rises, in the extreme Imperial
    WEXFORD Wexford Cambridgeshire. Nothing further is known respecting it till the time of the English invasion, when it was besieged by Fitz-Stephen and Harvey de Montemarisco, immediately after their landing at Bannow, aided by the Irish army of Dermod Mac Murrough. The townsmen at first marched out to give the invaders battle, but awed by their numbers and discipline they retired within their walls, after having set fire to the suburbs to check the enemy's pursuit: an assault of the besiegers was gallantly repulsed, but at the end of three days they surrendered on condition of recognising the sovereignty Lewis:Ireland
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