Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
HANTSHIRE, Or the COUNTY of SOUTHAMPTON: BEING Part of the BELGæ, and ancient KINGDOM of the West-Saxons.
HANTSHIRE, Or the COUNTY of SOUTHAMPTON: BEING Part of the BELGæ, and ancient KINGDOM of the West-Saxons.
a of no large extent, being in length from in the South-west, to in the North, about 46 and in breadth from in the East, to in the West, about 30, which makes its circumference to be about 154 besides the of which is part of this which alone is 60 in circuit.
It is on the East with and on the South with the on the West with the Counties of and and on the North with
It is of a fertile for hath rich which feed store of enjoyeth a temperate and is well clothed with it affordeth plenty of which is here wrought from the Mines; also of which they make abundance of and likewise excellent and for all Commodities of the it is well accommodated, having several good or
It is well watered with the chief amongst which are the and the
For this County had several as at and
The ancient before the on the North, were the which submitted to and on the South the and the who were subdued by and the
And for the further security of this County, here were along the Shoar several as and the besides some or And
|within land those of and a place so strong, that in the of King thirteen defended the Fort for fifteen against the powerful affault of of|
In this County is formerly called being about 30 in compass; in which said tract the (for the making the said a Harbour for for his Game) caused 36 with all the thereto belonging, to be pulled down, and the poor left succourless of house or home. But this wicked act did not long go unpunished, for his Sons felt the smart thereof; being blasted with a pestilent shot through with an and his Grand-child, by his eldest son, as he pursued his Game, was hanged amongst the and so dyed. This at present affordeth great variety of where his oft-times withdraws himself for his divertisement.
It is severed into forty whose names are set down in the in which are numbred 253 and is traded unto by 18 besides those in the of which I shall anon treat of.
called by the and by the a City of great antiquity, being built by King about 900 years before the birth of In the time it was of note for being the place where the rich were made for their In the time of the it was twice consumed by and by them rebuilt, and made the Royal Seat of the West and the chief and here did and their most renowned receive their and and here K. erected six houses for his But the over-runing all, this City sufficiently felt their fury in the reign of King and in the time of the after its misfortune by it was repaired, and honoured with the keeping of the publick of the Kingdome; and lastly it was sore oppressed in the time of the civil of and but in the reign of King the third, it began to raise up its drooping head, and was by him appointed the for and This City is also famous for being the of so many and amongst which, those of most note were in . King son to in . the of in . Queen to in . King in , with his sons and King in . King in . in , with her Danish Lord in . son to in . And to conclude, and of the in . It is a City pleasantly seated in a betwixt and on the banks of a delightful which after about ten course falleth into an arm of the on which is seated. As to its extent, it is a place of about a mile and an half in circuit within the which gives entrance into its by four It is a fair City, and garnished with good both publique and private, though not without waste, and unbuilt ground within its for Divine worship, hath at present but five besides its dedicated to the a large and beautiful Structure, wherein are interred those and before named; adjoyning to which are the other of note are the called A fine where the and are kept for the County; in which said hangeth up King which is kept as a Monument. Without the in the is
|a fair called or Laving a and an and is endowed with liberal maintenance. It is a place well inhabited and frequented; and its which are on and are well provided with all sorts of especially that on|
It is dignified with the Title of a which at present is invested in the person of the Right Honorable Marquess of
The of are to the of and successively of the noble Order of the This conteineth (besides this with the of ) and the of and It hath two the one of and the other of
Near unto is pleasantly seated on a fine River, and endowed with liberal maintenance for the relief of twelve called having a and and here, according to the institution of the and is given to all that will require the same.
On within a mile of this City was an now ruinous.
commodiously seated on an of the capable to receive of a considerable burthen to its which are fair and very convenient for the lading and unlading of the opportunity of which hath made it to be a place of a good and well inhabited by and The is well built and large, numbring five besides an called wherein the unfortunate Earl of who was beheaded for Treason lyeth enterred; and for its security is fenced about with a double and strong on which are several and hath seven for entrance; And the better to secure its here was built a strong which time hath reduced to ruin, seated on so great an eminence, that it cannot be ascended but by steps. This is said to be raised out of the ruins of the ancient of the where they had a strong the better to secure the of these parts from the And here it was that the powerful caused his to be placed on the and proudly commanded the Waves not to approach him, or come upon his but being disobeyed, he acknowledged God the Supream Lord and Governour, and in a religious devotion gave up his to the at It is at present a and of it self, by a and enjoyeth large immunities, sendeth to is dignified with the Title of an which at present is in the person of the Right Honorable Earl of and Baron and its on and are not very great, except for
at present one of the best and in by reason of its commodious scituation, which makes it to be a place exceedingly resorted unto by and is one of the usual places or for the where his hath his and for the building and equipping his which adds no small benefit to the which is large, well built, very populous, enjoyeth a good and is well provided with all necessaries; amongst which, hath store of courteous who are much visited by the hot and eager This is seated in the Isle of so made by the and its
|two which on the North part are conjoyned by a over which is a which giveth entrance into the said And being a place. of such great concernment, it is exceedingly fortified, having two strong the one seated on the one side, and called and the other on the other, and called with other and places of the better to secure the in the or It is a governed by several Magistrates, and sendeth to The of late have found out a Spring of fresh which is very serviceable unto them; and since the new and of the the is esteemed much more healthier. Here are weekly two on and which are very considerable for|
Eastwards of are the of and both which have their so called.
seated near once a small but now disused.
scituate on the from to a pretty handsome and hath a small on
couched betwixt and near the Great so called, sufficiently stored with and It is an old and ill built but indifferent large, and hath a on which is very considerable, especially for and
a well wooded seated on the and on a small The is pretty large, but poor, and hath a on which is very great for where also are sold good store of
seated on the a in former time belonging to the of and of note for being the place where King the second of was kept a prisoner; the is not large, but its since it was changed from to is pretty well served with
Near unto stands the remains of an ancient and once strong where, in the Reign of King thirteen men for fifteen dayes kept out the of and his who sorely assaulted it.
And near adjoyning to this is a through which runneth a fine which driveth several
scituate on a small well stored with and on the being a great through-fare for the Western parts. It is a and governed by a seven as many a a &c. and the is kept on which is very good for especially
On the other side of the was solitarily seated an ancient and fair dedicated to the in the Roof of which was lively portraied the and of which said is now reduced to ruin.
Not far distant is once a stately and beautiful Structure, but suffered much in the late unhappy wars.
a place of great antiquity, said to be the ancient City of and built by son to the Great, whose monument was seen in the City; and also another did here put on the against and here the warlike was crowned. It was a place of a large extent, conteining within its walls about 80 Acres of ground, and became dismantled by the
in former times the residence of the seated in the a small on
seated under a high on the top of which is a warlike yet to be seen, where there is now a
a large which hath the election of seated by a and on the being a great thorough-fare for the Western parts; and hath a very great on
a thorough-fare and which hath the election of It had formerly a which is now disused.
seated on a fair a large and ancient much inhabited by and its which is on is very well served with all
a of some account in the time of the seated near the and on a a large and hath a great on for and
scituate betwixt two and on an arm of the In the time of the it was fortified with a and beautified with an ancient Church of It is at present a good sendeth to and hath a good
seated on a near the hath the election of and a on
Not far from this is which is seated in the extream point of a neck of Land which shooteth it self forth into the reguarding the of
an ancient, though poor and which hath an inconsiderable and electeth A Description of the of
THE of part of the County of and in the of is seated in the and may seem to have been joyned to for from which is seated on a languet of Land which runneth forth into the it is not above a mile to the Western part of this and from not above six. And its Southern part lyeth opposite to from which it is distant about 35
The of this is long, being about 20 in length, and where broadest 12; and hath about 60 of
This became subject to the by whilst he served as a private under the Banner of afterwards it was subdued by the then King of the brought it to his obedience, and gave it to his God-child King of the who afterwards being slain, and the petty King of the made away, King of the joyned it to his and barbarously murthered almost all the native and in the end it became under the civil of the County of
Mr. saith, that in . it rained a of for about two in this
It is blest with a healthful and delightful Air; and is of a fertile both for and every way answering the industry and expence; and hath plenty of and other Game; and for excellent may compare with
|any Country whatsoever: and in brief, it wanteth nothing either for delight or profit, except and that they are supplyed with from yet is it not altogether destitute thereof, its Northern parts being supplyed therewith.|
The Commodities which this affordeth, are and which is esteemed very good and fine.
It is a place of a great strength, being fortified both by Art and Nature; for besides its and together with a strong under the command of the Governour for his Majesty, which is ready upon beat of Drum, it is fenced about with a ridge of and with dangerous amongst which those of most note to are the the and the
It is very populous, and garnished with 36 Its chief places are
in former time called or the new of from the division of the Country, which is divided into and A large, populous, well frequented and and at present, the only for the is kept here on every and which are very considerable for and other It is seated within four of the and on a navigable Creek for small to the very Key, which doth much facilitate its This hath the election of and is dignisied with the Title of an the present Earl being that Right Honorable Earl of
Not far from this is seated in the midst of the said to be founded by the where in former time stood a Priory; and at a
scituate in the Western part, and on the with which and its arms, it was almost encompassed; and is of late made a perfect by cutting off the neck of the at the Eastern part, and hath three strong raised, with a and the West end is defended by a powerful on the It is a fair which hath the election of and the well built, which for the most part are of and covered with and is much beautified by the late additional and near the and other parts of the Here was formerly kept a which is now disused.
about a mile and an half from the Main, where it hath an so called. It is a and fendeth to
seated in the South-east part of the and on a so called.
The at the entring in of the Creek which goeth to being a place very eminent for the harbouring of About this are several other small ones, or rather as those called the and the being a knot in the North-east point; then those of the and in the South part; also in the West those of the and and on the North part between it and are as dangerous as those called the and the
 Its Bounds.
 Its fertility. Commodities
 Its Rivers.
 Religious Houses.
 Ancient Inhabitants.
 New Forest.
 St. Crosses Hospital.
 St. Mary Magdalens-hill.
 Haling Isle. Thorney Isle.
 An ancient Castle or Fortress.
 Its scituation.
 Its form.
 See Mr. Cambden.
 Mr. Speed.
 The air and fertility.
 Its strength.
 Its Churches.
 Cowes. Several rocks about the Isle.