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GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

ENGLAND AND WALES;

CONTAINING

The names, in Alphabetical Order, of all the Counties, with their several Subdi-
visions into Hundreds, Lathes, Rapes, Wapentakes, Wards, or Divisions; and
an Account of tlie Distribution of the Counties into Circuits, Dioceses, and Par-
liamentary Divisions.

ALSO,

The Names (under that of < ,ch County respectively) in Alphabetical Order, of all
the Cities, Boroughs, Market Towns, Villages, Hamlets, and Tithings, with the
Distance of each from London, or from the nearest Market Town, and with the
Population, and other interesting particulars relative to each; besides which there are

MAPS;

First, one of the whole country, showing the local situation of the Counties relatively
to each other; and, then, each County is also preceded by a Map, showing, in the
5ame manner, the local situations of the Cities, Boroughs and Market towns.

FOUR TABLES

Are added; first, a Statistical Table of all the Counties, and then three Tables, showing
the new Divisions and Distributions enacted by the Reform-Law of 4 June, 1832.

BY WILLIAM COBBETT.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY WM. COBBETT, 11, BOLT-COURT, FLEET-STREET;

AND MAY BE HAD OF ALL BOOKSELLERS.
1832.

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EXPLANATORY PREFACE.

That space and time, which, in prefaces, are usually employed in setting forth the objects and the utility of the work, I shall here employ in describing the contents of this work, and in explaining certain parts of it, which I think may stand in need of explanation; in doing which, I shall proceed in the order in which the matters lie before me.

I. The book begins with a General Account of England and Wales; First, stating the geographical situation, the boundaries, the extent, and the population of the whole country; Srcond, showing how the country is divided into Counties, and into their subdivisions, this part being accompanied with a Map, showing how the counties are locally situated relatively to each other; Third, showing how the counties are distributed into Circuits, and pointing out the assize-towns in the several circuits; Fourth, showing how the counties or parts of counties, are distributed into Dioceses; and, Fifth, showing how the counties are now divided for Parliamentary Purposes.

II. After this comes an Index To The Dictionary, containing the names, in alphabetical order, of the cities, Iwroitghs, market totcns, villages, hamlets, and tithings, in all the counties, and having, against the name of each, the name of the county under which the particulars relating to each place will be found.

III. The Dictionary. Here the English counties, in alphabetical order, come first; and then the Welsh counties, in the same order. Then, under each county, come the names of all the cities, boroughs, market-towns, villages, hamlets, and tithings in that county. Immediately preceding the name of each county there is a Map, describing the boundaries of the county, and pointing out the local situation of its cities, boroughs, and market-towns, Under the name

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