Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
SURREY: BEING Part of the REGNI, and ancient KINGDOM of the South- Saxons.
SURREY: BEING Part of the REGNI, and ancient KINGDOM of the South- Saxons.
a of a different and not over fertile (especially in the midst) yet where it beareth upon the and lyeth as a plain and Champain it is grateful to the and principally towards the South, where a continual Valley by little and little falling low (in old time called ) by reason of the and aspiring is a place of great delight and recreation,
The is most sweet, delectable and healthful, for which canse it hath been ennobled with several of the is well replenished with and garnished with the seats of it being better stored with then
It affordeth for its and and in great abundance.
It is bounded on the East with on the South with on the West with and and on the North with the River of which severeth it from
It is of no large extent, being from in the East, to in Weft about 34 miles, and from in the South, to in the North, where it is broadest, about 22 ; which makes its circumference to be about 112
The which here inhabited (according to ) before the swayed this Kingdom, were the and upon their quitting the Land, it fell into the hands of the
This hath been well strengthned with such were and and as well served with the chief amongst which were at and St. in at and
This is severed into fourteen whose names are set down in the in which are numbred. 140
|and hath the accomodation of nine whose names are as followeth.|
or the of scituate on the banks of the opposite to the City of to which it is joyned by a stately which I have already treated of in the Description of the said City, and is a member thereof, being so annexed by King the Sixth, but doth still enjoy several of its ancient peculiar to it self, as holding of within themselves, and electing of It is a place, which for quantity of and may be ranged in the number of those that are called enjoying a good and is well resorted unto, but by reason of its vicinity to together with its for its are not considerable. Its are faire and good, especially in the (which is spacious, and full of and ) which leadeth from the to St. Places of Antiquity and worthy of note, are the of the blessed called St. a large Structure, now made use of as the principal The famous of of St. order, called consecrated in times past to our The of the Bishop of seated near the a building more large then handsome. St. 's founded by the of for the relief of impotent persons. The and places too well known to many: And lastly the called the
lowly seated, near the Spring-head of the River which falleth into the at and is in a manner begirt with aspiring which are for the most part well clothed with of which great store of is made, which finds good vent at and elsewhere, for which it is of note. The is large, its well-built, and its which is on is considerable, and well served with and it is dignisied with the Seat of the of is beautified with a fair and large hath an for the relief of poor people, and a for the education of Youth. From this to runneth the called which affordeth great delight for and
a large and ancient which enjoyeth large a place in former times well known for its belonging to the Earls of and is of note for being the place where, upon a in the open stood the Chair of where and were crowned and received their from whence 'tis said the took its name, being before called Its scituation is on the banks of the over which it hath a fair which leadeth to in its are well built, amongst which are several good and for the reception of Strangers, it being the usual place where the for the are held; and its which is on is very considerable for and
a small and hath a on which is so inconsiderable, that it doth not deserve the name thereof.
seated in the Vale of of note for the bloody here fought against the in which they were vanquished; also for its ancient, but ruinated where in the midst of a large there is a of a great depth and length, at the end of which is a large and spacious room, where 'tis reported the met in Council in their against King and for being the place where is digged up excellent
|in great plenty. It is a good large which gives its voice in by two and its which is on is very considerable, and well served with and|
Not far from are and two ancient which have the election of which although at present but small, were formerly large, especially where have been oft-times digged up.
scituate on a branch of the River where at the foot of (on which grow good plenty of ) the said River looseth it self under ground, at a place called and riseth again near It is a good large and hath a considerable on for and especially all sorts of and
seated on the River where it divideth it self into several streams, and watereth the adjacent parts.
Nigh unto this is the of which of (as Mr. noteth) held to be the of when the came into these parts.
no less pleasantly then commodiously seated on the declining of a and on the River which affords a good advantage to the in the conveyance of their by water in to which is much facilitated by the several or on the said It is an ancient governed by a and other and sendeth to it was a place of a larger extent when the had their here, then now it is, yet is it a fair, near, well-built, and large conteining three one of which is a fair Strcture; it is well inhabited and frequented, where the for the are of kept, and as seated on the is full of and for the reception of amongst which there are two very famous, the and Here was a of a large extent, which now sheweth nothing but its ruinous and its which is on is very well served with and
This of late received honour by giving Title to the Right Hononrable Viscountess of in who was created for her life Countess of
which seems to takes its name from the great store of here growing; it is a good seated on the River of note for being the place where King with a small power subdued the with a great slaughter; and for its spacious highly seated, built by of brother to King It hath a great on for all but chiefly for and
On the edge of the reguarding is a which electeth
seated in a wet quarter, and not far from the over which it hath a a of good antiquity, where there was a little founded by and here King the Sixth, who was deposed and made away in the of was interr'd without Funeral pomp, but for his holy life, was imputed a and afterwards intombed at in
or seated near an old which is called where King son to King fouugt a bloody against the which proved very successful unto him.
a once noble and stately of the built by K. the Enghth, delightfully seated amongst which for its magnisicence, and rare workmanship, with its delicate and may deservedly be called
very pleantly seated; a small but of late much resorted unto by the and of in the Sommer season for drinkings its
supposed (by ) to be the ancient City of of and of for on the top of a near adjoyning, there are to be seen the signs of a large it is a place now of note for its good and
where king of the came to an untimely end in a small Cottage of an on whom he had placed his affections; but the was immediately stabbed by the Kings followers for his disloyal treachery: And here was a founded by the first for which was famous for the of enacted here in the 21 of King the third.
another House of the pleasantly seated in a and near the banks of the
also on the banks of the and on an easie ascent; a fair, large, and well-built whose pleasant and healthful scituation hath invited so many Gentry to be its as it did King the Seventh to build here a once stately and magnisicent which is now reduced to ruins by the late Usurpers, as is and
This was a place unfortunate to where several of their dearly beloved Princes ended their days; the third, who conquered The beautiful wife to King the Second, and Daughter to the Emperour the Fourth; and this Lady was the first that taught the the way of riding on as now they do, and to leave off their undecent way astride like unto men: and lastly of Queen
of note for a bloody there fought between the and young of wherein he was vanquished, and two of his chief Commanders slain.
a pleasant and well seated on the banks of the where excellent are made.
a well-built seated on the banks of the well inhabited by and much resorted unto in the Sommer for its on the
and two much inhabited by the and of the latter seated on the banks of the and the former at some distance, and on a well streamed River, which driveth several which are well employed by the And here are good store of made, insomuch that the houses where they are wrought are so called.
scituate opposite to of chief note for being the residence of his Grace, Lord of where he hath a fair It is seated in a wet and moorish ground, and by many esteemed unwholsome to live in; nevertheless it is well inhabited by and both in the and which may be reckoned as a there to belonging. And at this the last of the ended his dayes amongst his
 Its Air. Kings Palaces.
 Its Gommodities.
 Its bounds,
 Its extent.
 Ancient Inhabitants.
 Castles. Religious houses.
 Its division.
 See Cambden page 297.
 Wandlesworth. Battersea.