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    Place name County Entry Source
    Acton Middlesex Acton . par. and town with ry. sta., Middlesex, W. suburb of London, 2305 ac., pop. 17,126; also contains South Bartholomew
    BRIDGNORTH Shropshire south aisles, with a southern tower; has a handsome new carved screen of Hollington stone, and a carved oak pulpit; and commands interest for being the place where Richard Baxter began his ministry. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, and Methodists; a free grammar school, with three exhibitions at Oxford; a blue coat school; an hospital and alms-house, with jointly £257 a year; a literary institute; subscription reading room; a theological library, founded by Dean Stackhouse: and a public library, with nearly 5,000 volumes. The town has a head post office,‡ a railway station with telegraph Imperial
    CHESTER Cheshire south transept of the cathedral. St. Paul's was built in 1830. St. Thomas' was founded in 1869, and to cost about £10, 500. The Independent chapel in Queen street has a stone front with Doric portico. The Wesleyan chapel in St. John-street has a circular front. The Unitarian chapel was built in 1700, and is associated with the labours of Matthew Henry. One of the Roman Catholic chapels was built in 1868. Schools and Charities. —Henry VIII.'s grammar-school educates boys elected by the dean and chapter; is supported by property attached to the cathedral Imperial
    DENBIGHSHIRE, or Denbigh Denbighshire south-eastern wing of the county, past Wrexham to Chirk. A branch canal of 16 miles, from Llandisilio, goes along the Dee to Trevar, then over that river and the Ceiriog to the Ellesmere canal at Hordley. The highways extend aggregately to about 1, 100 miles; and the toll revenue from them, in 1859, was £4, 133. The county contains 49 parishes, parts of 15 other parishes, and an extra-parochial place; and is divided into the boroughs of Denbigh and Ruthin, and the hundreds of Bromfield, Chirk, Isaled, Isdulas, Ruthin, and Yale. The registration county gives two parishes Imperial
    ELY Cambridgeshire South Witchford, the liberty of Whittlesey and Thorney, and the borough of Wisbeach. Its length, north-westward, is 28 miles; and its extreme breadth is 17 miles; and its area is 226, 005 acres. Pop., 64, 595. Houses, 14, 115. The Isle is part of Bedford Level: which see. It is chiefly separated from the rest of the county by the old channel of the Ouse. It once was nearly all a marsh, subject to be flooded by the streams which creep through it; and it has been rendered habitable and cultivable only by an elaborate cutting and maintaining Imperial
    GLOUCESTER and BRISTOL Gloucestershire
    Somerset
    Wiltshire
    South Cerney, Chedworth, Driffield, Northleach, Preston, and Sherbourne; and the p. curacies of Ampney-St. Mary, Ampney-St. Peter, Baunton, Cerney-Wick, Cirencester, Watermoor, and Compton-Abdale. The deanery of Fairford comprises the rectories of Barnsley, Eastleach - Martin, Hatherop, Meysey - Hampton, and Quenington; the vicarages of Bibury, Coln-St. Aldwyn, Down-Amney, Fairford, Kempsford, Lechlade, and Southrop; and the p. curacies of Aldsworth, Winson, Eastleach-Turville, and Marston-Meysey. The deanery of Hawkesbury comprises the rectories of Alderley, Cold Ashton, Boxwell-with-Leighterton, Charfield, Cromhall, Doynton, Didmarton-with-Oldbury, Doddington, Dyrham-with-Hinton, Frampton-Cotterell, Horton, Iron-Acton Imperial
    HEREFORD Herefordshire south wall of the abbot's house, some remains of the monks' residences, and a mutilated but still beautiful hexagonal pulpit cross of the 15th century. A grey friary was founded, in 1293, by Sir W. Pembrugge or Brydges; was the burial place of Owen Tudor, whom we noticed as having been executed in the city; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Boyles. The house of an ancient community of prebendaries stood in the Bye street suburb; bore the name of St. Guthlac's priory; is described as having been "very pleasant and large;" with fine grounds Imperial
    KENSINGTON Middlesex South Kensington museum. Kensington House was once the seat of the Duke of Portsmouth; and was converted first into a school, afterwards into a lunatic asylum. Holland House has been separately noticed in its own alphabetical place. Villa Maria was the seat of Canning. Pitt's buildings were the death place of Sir Isaac Newton. A house in Lower Phillimore place was the residence of Wilkie, while he painted his " Chelsea Pensioners, '' his " Reading of the Will, '' his " Distraining for Rent, '' and his " Blind Man s Buff;'' and a detached mansion in Vicarage place was his residence immediately prior Imperial
    LICHFIELD Derbyshire
    Nottinghamshire
    Shropshire
    Staffordshire
    South Staffordshire water-works company; and the houses, public conduits, and cathedral-close are well supplied with water from springing about a mile to the SW, under a trust devised by Hector Beane. Trade. —Lichfield has a head post office,† two railway stations with telegraph, two banking offices, and two chief inns; is a seat of county courts and a polling-placeA weekly market is held on Friday; fairs are held on the first Wednesday of Jan., Ash-Wednesday, 12 May, and the first Monday of July and of Nov.; and industry is carried on in market-gardening Imperial
    LONDON London
    London
    Acton, All Saints-Bishopsgate, BowSt. Mary-Stratford, Bromley, Christchurch-Spitalfields, Ealing, Finchley, Hackney, Hammersmith, Limehouse, Mile-End-New-Town, Northolt, Old Ford, Paddington, Mile-End-Old-Town, Poplar, Ratcliffe, Shadwell, South Imperial
    MACCLESFIELD Cheshire Acton; was the scene of a council, after the execution of Charles I., for raising four regiments to serve the cause of Charles II.; and was occupied, in 1745, by the Pretender, both in his advance to Derby and in his retreat. The river Bollin divides the town into main body and suburbs; gives the name of the Waters to the adjacent streets; and is crossed by several bridges. Four principal streets form the oldest and most central part of the town; but many others deflect from them, or run into the suburbs; and the greater number are well built Imperial
    MARYLEBONE Middlesex Acton; and has accommodation for 140 pupils. All Souls grammar school is in Bulstrode-street, and was founded in 1832. The philological school, for the free education of sons of reduced persons, is in High-street; and was founded in 1792. The girls' charity school has capacity for 135 pupils, and was founded in 1750. The ragged schools were established in Union-mews in 1843; were rebuilt in Ogle-mews, Foley-street, in 1863; are a brick structure, with stone dressings; and have capacity for 300 children. There are also several national schools, a female orphan school of industry Imperial
    MIDDLESEX Middlesex Acton, Hampstead, Clerkenwell, and other places. About 150,000 acres are either arable land, meadow, or pasture. The soil is variously clayey, sandy, and gravelly; and has, in most parts, been worked into a fertile loam, by manuring and culture. Most farms average about 100 acres, but many comprise from 200 to 600 acres; and they are usually held on lease of 14 or 21 years. meadow lands form a large aggregate, usually yield two crops of good hay, and are let at from £4 to £6 an acre. The chief crops on the ploughed lands are wheat Imperial
    MIDLAND AND SOUTHWESTERN JUNCTION RAILWAY Middlesex South Western Junction at Acton, 4 miles northnorth-eastward, to the London Extension of the Midland at Hendon. It was authorized Imperial
    NEWRY Armagh
    Down
    Acton, Scarva, Tanderagee, and Gilford to Portadown, where it is connected with the Bann, whence it proceeds in the bed of that river to the lake. It was commenced in 1730, and connected with Lough Neagh in 1741, but in consequence of the inconveniences arising from the accumulation of mud and sand in the mouth of the river, near Newry, it was deemed adviseable to prolong the navigation towards the bay to Fathom: this portion of the work, which is two miles in extent, was completed in 1761; the entire length of the navigation, including that of Lough Neagh Lewis:Ireland
    POYNTZ-PASS, or FENWICK'S PASS Armagh south is Drumbanagher Castle, the handsome residence of Lieut.-Col. Maxwell Close, built in the Italian style, with a large portico in front; on an eminence above the town is Acton Lewis:Ireland
    SHROPSHIRE, or Salop Shropshire south-by-westward thence into Herefordshire near Leintwardine. Roman stations were at Uxacona or Oakengates, Uriconinm or Wroxeter, and Rutoninm or Rowton; and ancient camps were at the Walls, Bury-Ditches, Bury-Walls, Borough-Hill, Brocards-Castle, and Bucknell. Offa's dyke and Wat's dyke run along much of the W border. Old castles are at Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Hopton, Stoke, Clun, Oswestry, Cawse, Whittington, Knockyn, Red Castle, and Acton Imperial
    South Acton Middlesex South Acton *, eccl. dist. and ry. sta., Acton par., Middlesex, pop. 7194; the sta. is 2 miles NW. of Hammersmith Bartholomew
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