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Berkshire ......

Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire ., Clfester ........

Cornwall... .'..,.

Cumberland ....

Derbyshire......

Devonshire

Dorsetshire

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Gtoncastenhire ..'

Hampshire

Herefordshire.,.. Hertfordshire .... Huntingdonshire

Kent

Lancashire

Leicestershire Lincolnshire .."..

Middlesex

Monmouthshire ..

Norfolk „

Northamptonshire Northumberland.. Nottinghamshire Oxfordshire .... Rutlandshire ....

Shropshire

Somersetshire ....

Staffordshire

Safolk

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Sussex..........

Warwickshire....

Westmorland ....

Wiltshire

Worcestershire .. Yorkshire

Atglesear.'.':..:: Breconsfcira' .... Cardiganshire.... Carmarthenshire.. Carnarvonshire .. Denbighshire ....

Flintshire

Glamorganshire -.. Merionethshire .. Montgomeryshire Pembrokeshire .. Radnorshire .... jjaj/iwo J .. -•!

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Bedford

Abingdon and Heading.. Aylesbury & Buckingham

Cambridge

Chester

Bodmin and Laaueeston

Carlisle

Derby

Exeter

Dorchester

Durham;

Chelmsford

Gloucester

Winchester

Hereford

Hereford

Huntingdon

Maidstone ,

Lancaster .,

Leicester

Lincoln

London

Monmouth

Norwich ,

Northampton

Newcastle

Nottingham

Oxford ,...,..,,

Oakham ,

Shrewsbury

Wells and Bridgwater ..

Stafford „

Bury St. Edmunds

Guildford and Kingston..

Lewes......

Warwick

Appleby

Salisbury

Worcester

York

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Beaumaris ...„...'..

Brecon

Cardigan

Carmarthen

Carnarvon, or Conway

Ruthen

Maid

Cardiff

Bala, or Dolgelle

Welshpool

Pembroke

Presteign

Norfolk.

Oxford.

Norfolk.

Norfolk.

N. Wales'.

Western.

Northern.

Midland.

Westeru.

Western.

Northern,

Home.

Oxford.

Westeru.

Oxford.

Home.

Norfolk.

Home.

Northern.

Midland.

Midland.

Oxford.

Norfolk.

Midland.

Northern.

Midland.

Oxford.

.Midland.

Oxford.

Western.

Oxford.

Norfolk.

Home.

Home.

Midland.

Northern.

Western.

Oxford.

Northern.

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I Herefordshire.
/ Monmouthshire.
J Oxfordshire.
I Shropshire.
I Staffordshire.
^ Worcestershire.

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Devonshire.
Dorsetshire.
Hampshire.
Somersetiuiire.
Wiltshire.

r Anglesea.

Carnarvonshire.

Chester.

Denbighshire.

Flintshire.

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Cardiganshire.

Carmarthenshire

Glamorganshire.

Pembrokeshire.

Radnorshire.

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ECCLESIASTICAL DIVISIONS.

Provinces are the grand divisions. There are two of these, that of CanTerbury and that of York, cacli of which has its Aitcimisiior. Then these Provinces are divided into Dioceses, each of which has its Bishop. There are twenty-six dioceses, each of which takes the name of the City which is situated within the diocese. Of these twenty-six dioceses, or bishoprics, the two archbishops have one each. They are bishops as well as archbishops; one of them having the bishopric of Canterbury, and the other having the bishopric of York. .So that there are but twenty-six archbishops and bishops in the whole. The dioceses are divided into Benefices, which generally consist of one Parish each; but sometimes of two or more, which, since the Protestant Reformation, have been " united" by acts of the parliament. There are, besides these divisions, " archdeaconries" and "rural deaneries ;" but though they serve as a pretext for drawing immense sums of money out of the pockets of the people, they are of so little practical use, that people in general do not know, and never have heard, that there are any such institutions in existence ; and as to the Deans and Chapters, with all their Prebendaries, Canons, &c. the people know not the meaning of the words, and only know that the persons hearing the names wallow in wealth, derived from tithes and other public property, and reudor no sort of service in return.

With regard to the revenues of the Church, and to the distribution of these revenues amongst the different classes of the Clergy and Lay Impropriations, that is a subject foreign to this work, which professes to treat only of the several territorial divisions and subdivisions of the country; b:U the reader will find, in Table No. I, an account of the number of parishes in each county, in which parishes the clergy have suffered the churches to fall down, and also an account of the number of parishes in which they have suffered the parsonage-houses to fall down, or to become unfit to live in.

The Three Following; Tables exhibit the above-mentioned divisions in the clearest and most satisfactory manner. The First shows what Dioceses belong to each of the two Provinces (the Dioceses being ranged in alphabetical order), and also shows what Counties (or parts of counties) belong to each Diocese. The Second contains an alphabetical list of all the Comities, and shows what diocese each county is in ; or, in cases where the County is distributed between two or more Dioceses, it shows what that distribution is. The Third contains an alphabetical list of all the Dioceses, and shows how many Benefices and how many Churches and Chapels there are in each Diocese.

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DIOCESES.

Bedfordshire ....

Berkshire

Buckinghamakire I

Cambridge j

Chester

Cornwall'

Cumberland

Derby i

Devon

Dorset j

Durham

. Kssex

Gloucester ....
Hampshire ....

Hereford

Hertford

Huntingdon

Kent

Lancaster

Leicester

Lincoln .......

Middlesex

Monmouth

Norfolk

Northampton ...
Northumberland.. I

Nottingham |

Oxford i

Rutland!

Salop

Somerset

Stafford

Suffolk

Surrey

Sussex

Warwick

Westmoreland

Wilts

"Worcester

York

Auglesea I

Brecknock

Cardigan

Caermarthen ....

Carnarvon

Denbigh

Flint

Glamorgan I

Merioneth

Montgomery

Pembroke

Radnor

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Lincoln.

Salisbury.

Principally Lincoln, partly Canterbury, and partly London.

Principally Ely, partly Norwich, one parish in Rochester.

Chester.

Exeter.

Principally Carlisle, partly Durham and Chester.

Lichfield and Coventry.

Exeter.

Bristol.

Durham.

Chiefly London, partly Canterbury. ,

Chiefly Gloucester, partly Bristol, including the city of Bristol.

Winchester,

Chiefly Hereford, partly St. David.

Chiefly London, partly Lincoln.

Lincoln.

Chiefly Canterbury,partly Rochester, including Chatham & Rochester.

Chester.

Lincoln.

Lincoln.

Chiefly London, partly Canterbury.

Chiefly Landaff, partly Hereford, and partly St. David.

Norwich.

Chiefly Peterborough, partly Lincoln.

Durham.

York.

Chiefly Oxford, partly Lincoln, and partly Canterbury.

Chiefly Peterborough, partly Lincoln.

Chiefly Hereford, partly Lichfield and Coventry, and St. Asaph.

Bath and Wells.

Lichfield and Coventry, two parishes in Worcester.

Chiefly Norwich, a small part Canterbury, and on? parish liochester.

Chiefly Winchester, a small part Canterbury.

Chiefly Chichester, a small part Canterbury.

Chiefly Lichfield and Coventry, partly Worcester.

Chiefly Chester,.partly Carlisle.

Chiefly Salisbury, a small part Gloucester.

Chiefly Worcester, a small part Hereford.

Chiefly York, a part Chester.

Bnngor.

Saint David.

Saint David.

Saint David.

Partly St. Asaph,

Partly St. Asaph,

Partly St. Asaph,

Chiefly Landaff, partly St. David.

Partly St. Asaph, partly Bangor.

Partly St. Asaph. St. David, Bangor, and Hereford.

S»int David.

Chiefly St. David, small part Hereford.

partly Bangor.

partly Hangnr, and partly Chester.

partly Cbeste

AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ALL THE DIOCESES, AND AN ACCOUNT OP THE NUMBER OF BENEFICES AND OF CHURCHES AND CHAPELS IN EACH.

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These are all described in the fullest, clearest, and most satisfactory manner, in Tables (at the end of the book) Nos. П., III., and IV., which follow the Dictionary, and which show the former as well as the present distribution of the members.

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