Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
Monmouthshire: Being the Ancient HABITATION OF THE SILURES.
Monmouthshire: Being the Ancient HABITATION OF THE SILURES.
formerly a and by the called and from an ancient City so named.
It is blest with a healthful and temperate and although very and yet is exceeding fertile; (especially the Eastern parts, which are not so as the Western) the feeding abundance of and and the bearing great crops of and which fertility is much furthered by its being plentifully watered with so many (which all fall into the ) the chief amongst which are the and others.
It hath for its on the the River which separateth it from for its Southern, the for its Western, and the River which parts it from and for its Northern limits, the River which disjoyns it from
Its extent from in the South, to in the (which maketh its length) is about 24 and from in the East, to in the West, is not above 19, so that its is not 80
This hath been well strengthned with and had formerly divers as at and
It is severed into six in which are numbred 127 and for the accommodation of its is traded unto by seven whose names are as followeth.
no less pleasantly then commodiously seated on the Rivers and where they meet together, and do almost encompass it, over each of which is a It was once fortified with a and and in the midst of the near the standeth (a once stately
|but now ruinous) said to be built by Baron of from whom it came to the house of and was the birth-place of the rehowned King the Fifth, the of It is a fair, large, well-built, inhabited and frequented enjoyeth large and sendeth a to is beautified with a goodly and at the East-end is a most curious built called the the whereof or Bishop of (who was born in this ) wrote the History of For Civil this hath for its a two fifteen a and other Its which is on is considerable for and and at present this is much honoured in giving Title to the Right Noble Duke of and|
by the called seated on the side of a and on the banks of the near its fall into the a in former times very famous, and of great resort, being said to be raised out of the ruins of four miles distant, which was the ancient and chief City of the which flourished in the dayes of the and as Mr. further noteth, this was fortified about with a of a large circuit, and had a very spacious which was once fronted by a the better part of which being pulled down, the rest was converted to a and as to its present state, it is a large, well-built, inhabited and frequented hath a fair and high over the and its which is on is very good for and and very considerable for
Not far from on the is seated where according to report, in , erected a against the which was in a short time by them overthrown under the conduct of
Near adjoyning to is whose called is seated so near the that great part of its is washed quite away; as is long since an old of the which was compassed with a triple and three as high as an ordinary cast up in form of a the Sea-cliff serving for the string.
Farther Southwards lyeth a low and moorish tract of ground, called the which oft-times fuffereth much by the overflowings of the at high And in the very point of this where it shooteth it self forth into the is so called from the of the stones which lye thereabouts. And opposited to this about the midst of the lyeth a small called
or once called and according to in his Book called it was an ancient and flourishing City of the where lay (by order of for the over-awing of the ) the second called hither brought out of under the conduct of And the ruins of its stately as and enclosed within fair the foundation of within and without its spacious the and there oft-times digged up, do sufficiently evidence its Antiquity, and once stateliness. Here the Noble kept his whether the repaired; also here it was that resigned the honour unto of when the was from hence thither translated. And according to in this City was a famous or
|for two hundred which were skilfull in and other which the rather seemeth to be true, for that instructor to was here born; and and two noble of received here the Crown of and each of their bodies were here interr'd in a goodly dedicated unto them. But enough of its pristine glory: A word or two of its present state. It is commodiously seated on the over which it hath a large the is pretty large, the for the generality well-built of hath the ruins of a yet standing; and its which is on is but indifferent.|
also seated on the over which is a fair which River soon after dischargeth it self into the where it hath a good bearing the name of the This place is said to take its rise from the ruins of near adjoyning; It is an indifferent good hath a good on for and and was of note for its once strong (but now demolished)
scituate on the River so called, over which it hath a at which place the River looseth it self; It is a large beautified with well-built and hath weekly on and two very good Here was formerly a large and strong now ruinated; and according to here stood the little City
Nigh unto this is a fair house of the Marquess of
seated betwixt the a small of chief note for its which is the only of the and hath a new erected on which for the present is but indifferent.
by called is seated at the meeting of the Rivers and a place of good strength, being fortified with and a of great note in former times. The is large, the well-built, is well enjoyeth a good for and here made in great plenty; and its which is on is very considerable for &c.
At a nook or angle of the North-westwards, is seated on the River and encompassed with which proudly elevate themselves to a great eminence; and here stood a little ancient but well-built dedicated to St. and founded by which was richly endowed with by Earl of And in (or near) this place, formerly stood a poor Chappel of St. the whose chief ornament was only wild and wreathed about it; which place, for its solitary and remoteness from all noise of was esteemed the most fit place for of any in the
 Air. Fertility. Rivers.
 Its Bounds.
 Its extent.
 Castles and Religious Houses.
 Sudbrook. Trinity Chappel.
 The Moor.
 Denny Isle.
 Aex. Alsebiensis.
 Lanthony. S. John Baptists Chappel.