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Colnbrook has several large inns, and is accounted the greatest thoroughfare in England for carriages, according to its distance from London, or, as it is called, the great Bath road. It consists principally of one street, is in three parishes, and has a market day on Tuesday, which was used for corn, but has failed some years. The town was incorporated in 1543, by the stile of a bailiff and burgesses.
Horton, a village near Colnbrook, was antiently pose sessed by the family of Windsor, and afterwards by that of Scawen. It was purchased in 1794, by Thomas Williams, Esq. M. P. whose son, Owen Williams, Esq. M. P. is the present proprietor. The great Milton, after he had left the university, resided five years at Horton with his father. The house, called the manor house, is now in the occupation of Mrs. Hugford. Here Milton's mother died, in 1637, and is buried in the chancel of the church.
ADDINGTOK, zhurch and vilinge: 510:-singular candition of the
tenure of the manur, Sin.
warten, remains of a Irmaal temple at, 265. See
Acidumbe place, the residence of the earl of Liverpool, 379.
Agmuudestan, a Anusuan, i marken, baina autoctures, &c. 456.
Air-suve chupa, a chantry, founded by si lana de Condam, at Room
All in, Wr. Edward, founder of Dawich college, sketch of his life. $3.
ABB castie, near Maastone, TULIS Di, 24. agraphical sketches
or the reneral proprietors, 75.
American, see the mostENUM.
Ascu: bezo, sit tuation, 490;the king's race od there,
Astre park, the seat of R.B Howard, Esq. 375,- Church, ih.
& sesund like, tb-town and bridge, 223,-ike maner, da ih
Bezstrot, torn of, 555;-formerly the lordshiper the British monarchs
Banistead Tage, reinarkable for its walnut trers, 311.
Barcay, M:. G. bis seat at Bar-n:ll, 398
Barlet-end bouse, formerly the famir seat or the purnummer, 64.
Ban Elm, the retreat of Jacob Tom, te bier, ssa,
Bernes, village and church, 387;- ne stat or - Luzugton, R. 387.
Bartolomew, St. Romish legends of, 264.
Battersea, or Patrick's Ea, inanor or, and its various powers, 306
Beaconsõeld, town, market, and farm, +70:- suit in the vicinity, to
Beckeniiam parish, 271;-Longley park and Lehrs we tales of land
Gwydir, ib;-- Eden Farm, the seat of bord Auckiant, A.
Becket, Thomas, the Saint, legendary aneeriotes of, i, n.
Beddington, its ancient manors ; 300;hejfirst orange res in England
planted here, 301, n.--the park, and its hine walnut innan, ca.
Belvidere, or Shrub's bill, in Windsor forest, description of, 93.
Belvidere house, Erith, the seat of lord Eardley, 143.
Berkshire, south-east side of, its ancient inhabitants, 400,
Bermondsey spa, its discovery, 59; its decay, 00,
Betchworth castle, its antient proprietors, 33.3.
Beult, a small river of kent, its course, 01.
Bexley, manor, history of, 148 ;--the church and monuinenes
Binfield, village, the early residence of the poet lope, 430,
Bisham, manor, history of its parent, 131.
Blackheath, description of a singular caven disruretral themes, 10
Blases's well, in the manor of Bromler, aripada meli himl, 913.
Belchingley, borough of its representation in praelianail, 311.
Bookham, the seat of Mr. Laurel, 194.
Borough Englislı, an antipatruun, 10,
Botleys mansion and park, iparipts ,
Boulton, H. Esq. his epal near Algo haluath44,
Bowe's almshousre, Woolwiehe 114
Box hill, delightful situaties He ***** bin tout to
planted on its south side, boy the pool Ho Arithms trimat diartua
11. 325 ;--extensire tip* fm, 119, ty pillae manier om
Boxley hill, its fine prappels, mi; Ines y of these man, od of the
Rood of Grace, ib.
Bray, village of, 433 ;-anecdotes of its vicar in the reigns of Henry
VIII. and his three successors, 434.
Brightwell court, the seat of the bon. Mr. Irby, 440,
Bromley, town, history of, 273 ;-Blases's well, 273 ;-the church, ib.
Brooklands, near Weybridge, the seat of G. Payne, Esq. 304.
Buckinghamshire, antient inhabitants of, and origin of its name, 434.
Bulstrode, the seat of the duke of Portland, 439,--the pictures, ib.
Burford lodge, Bex-hill, 328.
Burnham, village and church, 440.
Butler's court, formerly Gregories, near Beaconsfield, the residence of the
Jabe Edmund Burke, 472.
Bysch court, near Godstone, the seat of Jobn Manship, Esq. 338.
Calico printing, history of its invention in Germany, 281.
Camberwell, parish, village, and manors, 44 ;--the church, and its mo
numents, ib.-lhe grove, and Dr. Letsom's seat, 45 ;-the tair, 59.
Camden place, Kent, the residence of the late historian aud antiquary,
Camomile hill, near Egham, 356.
Canterbury, diocese of, 65.
Carew, sir Francis, anecdotes of, 301, n.
Çaron's almshouse, Lambeth, description of, 33.
Carshalton, ancient records of, 298;-ils springs, the source of the river
Wandle, 298 ; manufactures of paper, leather, snuff, oil, 298, 1.
Castle guard, an antient customi, 108.
Chalfont, St. Giles's, the residence of the poet Milton, 469 ;-seats in the
neighbourhood, viz. Newland park, and The lache, ob.
Chalk church, singular bequest to, for the repose of the donor's soul, 176.
Charlton, descent of the manor, 123 ;--the church and manor house,
123. Origin of Horn fair, 124.
Chatham, ancient records of, 214 ;-the dock, 215;-ordnance wharly
216;--main mast of the victory, lord Nelson's flag ship deposited here,
ib;-fortifications, ib;-the garrison and barracks, 217.
Chatham chest, origin, design, and present state of, 221;-removed to
Cheam, its ancient name, and descent of the manor, 294 ;-the seat of
P. Antrobus, Esq. 16;the church and remarkable monuments, 295.
Cherries, singular method of preserving on the tree, in the days of queen
Elizabeth, 301, n.
Chertsey, ils antiquity, 359 ;-privilege of the Plundred to which it gives
name, 300;-sir Wm. Perkin's ebarity school, ib.
Chesham, town of, 405;-manufactures, ib.-fairs, ib.-descent of the
manor, ib.--the church, and remarkable monuments, ib.
Chesterfield house, Blackheath, the residence of R. Iulse, Esq. 118;-
the picture gallery, ib.
Chevening, village of, 201;-description of earl Stanhope's seat, ib. the
church and remarkable monuments, 202,
Chiltern hills, their situation, 455, n.
Chipping Wycombe, see Wycombe.
Chiselhurst, anciently an appurtenance to Dartford, now the property of
lord viscount Sydney, 275 ;---the church and monuments, ib.
Cholmondeley house, Richmond, 374.
Clanden, Fast, or Clanden Abbatis, 352.
West, or Clanden Regis, manor and advowson, 352.
Clapham, village of, 287 ;-improved state of the common and roads, ió.
Claremont, the seat of the late lord Clive, 368.
Clever, parish of, 420;-St. Leonard's hill, the seat of General Harcourt,
ib.-Roman antiquities, 427, n; the church, ib.
Cliftien house, formerly the seat of the countess of Orkney, 441.
Chitf church, curious antiquities of, 178.
Cobham, Kent, 181;—Dausoleum raised in the park, pursuant to the well
of the late eart Darniey; it.-anercours of Juun otti Louitain, id.
Surrey, the parish and vilage, 300:
-icinal prings 10.-
Ancient British monvinents, ibide park and mansou, 107.
Coleshill, hamlet of, the birth place of Wailer, the print, 108.
Colle's school and aims touse, at svarenham, 2i-egulations of, 13.
Coinbrook, town of, 475:-formerty a Roman station, id.commoda-
tions for travellers, 471j;-fairs and corporation, ib.
Combe, East, a villa at Blachheadı, 122.
West, late the retireinent of the duchess of Bolton (formerly
Miss Lavinia Fenton, and Gay's Polly Peachum, when the Beggar's
Opera was first performed,) 1:23.
Coombe Seville, a manor once belonging to Neville, the great card of
Warwick, in the days of Henry VI. and Edward IV.371.
house, the residence of major luilemache, 371.
Convers, Dr. Richard, biographical notice of, *, 1.- his epitaph, Ste
Cooper's hill, its situation, 350 ;--criticisms un Denham's poem, 3,10),
Counan Dean, salubrity of its air, 330;-alushousun jur windows, 330.
Coway Stakes, the spot where Julius Caesar crossed the Thannes afeinst the
Briushi chief Cassivelaunus, 301.
Cowling castle, ere ted by John lord Cobham, in the reign of Richard
Il. 119;- singular inscription on it, ib.
Crampit, or Crawford brouk, its source and direction), 13.1.
Cranbourne lodge, Windsor, description of, 480.
Cray, river, its rise and source, 149.
Crayford, town of, its name, 149-remarkable monuments, 130,
Cres, the, why so called, 140.–See Foodi's Cray. North Cruy, &c.
Cromlechs, ancient burial places of the Britons, 22, 34).
Croydon, its situation, 30.4;
-once a royal rendence, iba
Coddington, or Couingtou, the tavouiie lettel w Alqury VIII, 295.
Danson hill, near Bexley, the spat et Joha dahuleEvy 119.
Darent, river, (3, 154,- village of 100 rshush, 10,1
Dartford hill and heath, 137-the towu s plato ad alcune cunincuce, it
Datchet, its bridge, and villas in the viewhity, 4)the shawnch, 1b.
Datched Nead, the scene of Shakespear's Money Waves Wind 04, 135.
Deepden, on Couman Deally see (inwun lorum,
Denbighs, the seat of J. Denim, faltan of the valley
the Shadow of Death," al, oh
Denbam manor, its descont, 17) pelenaip at the maraton, &c. iba
Deptford, its ancient states and 4), l. V#******* **** ****, it
Derby, curl 01, lots stat at the same in
Dilton park and house, the seat of the church of the brusle 4'.
Dog and Duch, St. Georges Full funny #
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Dorking, its situation, 3d, the stunt the moment, custom of
Borough Englunderttained in this new, ob the shows the ab.
Durset, duhanit, luis sit noul psib, 1it.
Downlr, village al, 2005; muammonths in the simulik.
Drake's bill, or Carmennt hill, wahud, self
Druidie al ifimur, 30112, 101,
Dulweli, fint mille oli in belony, hal, #aniu i w Alley,
Duintan, walipewidi, mani, 30,
Duranin, the *** Mis Body loudy the indtil nuse
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where Sir Charles Scarborough then attended the king, and requested him, as both a friend and physician, to tell him what that swelling meant. · Sir,' answered Scarborough, • your blood will run no longer.' Waller repeated some lines of Virgil, and went home to die. As the disease increased upon him, he composed himself for his departure; and calling upon Dr. Birch to give him the holy sacrament, he desired his children to take it with him, and made an earnest declaration of his faith in Christianity. It now appeared what part of his conversation with the great could be remembered with delight. He related, that being present when the duke of Buckingham talked profanely before king Charles, he said to him, “ My lord, I am a great deal older than your grace, and have, I believe, heard more arguments for atheism than ever your grace did; but I have lived long enough to see there is nothing in them, and so I hope your grace will.”
The manor of Beaconsfield formerly belonged to the Windsor family, and afterwards became part of the possession of Burnham priory; that and Hall Barns now belonging to Edmund Waller, Esq. of Farmington, in the county of Glo. cester, and is at present occupied by Mr. Maxwell. Among the pictures are two portraits of the poet in early and ad. mired life; also the portrait of a lady, supposed to be his favourite Saccharissa.
Butler's Court, formerly called Gregories, was another seat of the family of Waller, but recently acquired much celebrity as the seat of the late right honourable Edmund Burke: it has great similarity in front to the queen's palace, and is situated in a country, where the prospects are diversified by a profusion of beautiful inclosures, a continual interchange of hills and vallies, and a number of beech and coppice woods, The apartments contain many excellent pictures, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and some va. luable marbles,
This residence, it is asserted, became the property of Mr. Burke through the friendship of the marquis of Buckingham and earl Verney; whose munificence enabled bim to