Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway

Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury

Author: J. Randall
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,292 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.5
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 620
Added to site: 2006.01.27
mnybks.net#: 12622
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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may be reached from the town by a pleasant walk; first by the side of the canal and river, and then through the park. Westwood was given by Henry VIII. to an ancestor of the present baronet, in consequence of his residence at Hampton Lovett having been injured during the civil wars; and the house is one of the most interesting specimens of Elizabethan architecture in the kingdom. The railway passes Hampton Lovett church, near which are neat model cottages erected by Sir John; and at a distance of eleven miles from Worcester we arrive at


HARTLEBURY.

Hartlebury, which is about a mile from the station, has been for a thousand years the residence of the bishops of Worcester; the old castle having remained entire until the middle of the 17th century, when, from having given shelter to the Royalists, it became a heap of ruins, and the present palace was erected in its stead. It is approached by a noble avenue of limes, and is surrounded by pleasure-gardens, fashioned out of its ancient moat, one

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