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BLACK'S

PICTURESQUE TOURIST

OF

ENGLAND AND WALES.

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PICTURESQUE TOURIST

AND

ROAD-BOOK

OF

ENGLAND AND WALES.

WITH A GENERAL TRAVELLING MAP;

CHARTS OF ROADS, RAILROADS, AND INTERESTING LOCALITIES ;

AND ENGRAVED VIEWS OF THE SCENERY.

EDINBURGH:

ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK, NORTH BRIDGE,

BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS TO THE QUEEN.

MD.CCC.XLVI.

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PREFACE.

The plan and execution of the “ Picturesque Tourist of Scotland” having met with very general approval, the proprietors of that volume have been encouraged to undertake a work of a similar description for England. Accuracy, conciseness, and a just discrimination of the importance of the several objects described being the qualifications most valued in a Guide-Book, it has been the aim of the Editor to devote his most anxious attention to the attainment of these requisites, and it is believed that the present work will be found to contain a larger amount of well-digested information than has ever been presented in any volume of such convenient size.

To have given all the roads of England within the limits of such a volume as the present was obviously impossible. Only the main roads have therefore been described, although the distances between places on the various tours by the cross roads are very generally given. By reference to the maps and charts, the routes by the cross-roads will readily be ascertained, and by turning to the index, the reader will be directed to the pages where all the places of any importance are described. The

names, position, and distances of the various places have been copied from the maps of the Ordnance Survey'; and the same valuable authority has been the basis of the several charts and districtmaps with which the volume is illustrated.

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