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Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1840

S. Lewis

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The fourth edition of Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England is a historical and statistical account of the cities, corporate and market towns, parishes and townships in England.

The fourth edition of Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England is a historical and statistical account of the cities, corporate and market towns, parishes and townships in England.

Arranged in alphabetical order, the information contained in this dictionary includes such things as: the distance of the town from London, the population according to the 1831 census, a historical summary of the place, descriptions of the local environment, scientific and literary institutions, commerce, trade and manufactures, ecclesiastical and religious establishments, present income and much more.

Also included are the seals of several cities, corporate towns, universities and colleges.

Example Entries:

SADBERGE, a chapelry, in the parish of HAUGHTONLE-SKERNE,
union of DARLINGTON, South-Western
Division of STOCKTON ward, Southern Division of the
county palatine of DURHAM, 4 miles (E. N. E.) from
Darlington; containing 403 inhabitants. This was
formerly a place of great importance, and the capital of
a district, or county, of the same name, having its gaol,
sheriff, coroner, and other civil officers. The Stockton
and Darlington railway passes in the vicinity. The
chapel is dedicated to St. Andrew, and contains 190
free sittings, the Incorporated Society having granted
£120 in aid of the expense. Around the base of the
hill upon which it stands are traces of an ancient
entrenchment. A school on the National plan is partly
supported by subscription and a small endowment.

SADDINGTON (ST. HELEN), a parish, in the union
Of MARKET-HARBOROUGH, hundred of GARTREE, Southern
Division of the county of LEICESTER, 6 miles (N.
W. by W.) from Market-Harborough; containing 268
inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's
books at £19.2.6.; present net income, £280: it is
in the patronage of the Crown. A day and Sunday
school is supported by subscription. The Union canal
passes through a tunnel partly in this parish and partly
in that of Kibworth-Harcourt.

This ebook is a the same as the CD version from Archive Digital Books Australasia which is available from Gould Genealogy & other retailers. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole original volume, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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Publisher Archive Digital Books Australia
Author S. Lewis
Date (1840) 2008
Pages 2645

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