Searching for "WEST WILTSHIRE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BERKS, or Berkshire Berkshire Wiltshires, and other breeds. The cattle are mostly of the long horn or common country breed. The draught horses are good and strong, but not tall. Hogs and poultry are numerous in the dairy tracts; and from the proximity of London, yield much profit to the farmer. The native breed of hogs is highly esteemed; and a mixed breed at Sunninghill Park is pre-eminently good. Woodlands prevail much in the E; and get prominence there from Windsor forest. Oak and beech are the chief trees in the woods. Osiers are grown in watery places for baskets; and alders Imperial
    DEVIZES Wiltshire west of it, and 2½ miles from the remarkable ancient Wansdyke on the north. The town comprises a spacious main street, a large triangular market-place, several singularly-aligned diverging-streets, and a curious almost-semicircular back street. The market cross was erected in 1814, by Viscount Sidmouth, after designs by Wyatt; and is a structure of Bath stone, with plain square base, pinnacled corner buttresses, and an ornate octangular spire. The town hall was designed by Baldwin; is a large oblong edifice, with semicircular rear; and has a rustic base and four Ionic columns. The council-house Imperial
    DUNDRY Somerset West Dundry, and Littleton; and has a post office under Bristol, and a fair on 12 Sept. Acres, 2, 799. Real property, £7, 339. Pop., 556. Houses, 111. The property is much subdivided. Dundry hill is an outlying ridge of inferior oolite, nearly 4 miles long, and about 700 feet high; and has yielded great abundance of interesting fossils, some of which are preserved in a museum in Bristol. The oolite rock on the hill is quarried. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Chew Magna, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church Imperial
    FROME Somerset Wiltshire and toward Dorset and Devon; and indirect railways, in connexion with the direct ones, give communication with all parts of the kingdom. The town has a head post office, ‡ a railway station with telegraph, two banking offices, and two chief inns; is the seat of a county court, and a polling-place; and publishes two weekly newspapers. Markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays; and cattle and cheese fairs on 24 Feb. and 25 Nov. The brewing of ale, the making of cards for tearing wool, and the manufacture of hats, gloves, broad cloth, silk, and edge tools Imperial
    MAN, or ISLE of MAN the Isle of Man west-ward to near the middle of the W coast, consist of Lower Silurian rocks, comprising all the Cainbrian series below the Upper Silurian. Considerable tracts within that region, particularly at Foxdale oN the E sine of South Barrule, and. at the.Dhoon N of Laxey, consist of granites and trappæan rocks, which, have burst through the schists and greatly contorted their strata. Two tracts at. Peel and in the vicinity of Castletown consist of old red sandstone and conglomerate, resting unconformably on the upturned edges of the clay schist. Aconsiderable tract, in the S around Castletown, consists Imperial
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