Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
Warwickshire: BEING Part of the CORNAVII, and ancient KINGDOM of the MERCIANS.
Warwickshire: BEING Part of the CORNAVII, and ancient KINGDOM of the MERCIANS.
THE County of seated in a manner in the heart of and participates with her in the best, both for pureness of richness of and pleasure to its
It may be divided into two parts, the one called and the other and these are in a manner separated by the River which in a crooked passage runneth through the The part called which lyeth Southward, is more Champain, affording rich which feed store of and and is exceeding grateful to the Husbandman in its crops of The part called of old lyeth Northwards of the and took its name from the great plenty of which are now much wasted by the making of and the Soil of this part is more churlish and ungrateful to the Husbandman.
The bounds of this on the East are and on the South, those of with part of on the West, and on the North,
Its extent from in the East, to in the West, is about 25 and from in the South, to in the North, about 33; which makes its circumference to be about 135
The ancient known to the were the which afterwards became the Kingdom of the
This for its affordeth great plenty of and especially in the and is plentifully watered with the chief of which is the
Here were many as at and And for defence had several divers of which do now lye buried in their Rubbish.
It is severed into five in which are numbred 158 and for the convenience of its hath 17 whose names are as followeth.
so called of a of commodiously seated for an Inland being esteemed the principal place for in these parts, and more then ordinarily frequented and inhabited, and the rather for the great quantities of here made and vended. It is a fair, neat, and large conteining three of which that of St. and the are lostily built, and is beautified with good and well ordered and its composed of curious and beautiful workmanship, being lately repaired, is stately to behold. It was begirt with a curious which now is demolished, and gave entrance into the by 13 at one of which hangeth a of wild far greater then that of an which was said to be flain by the renowned of This place in former time was famous for its now ruinous or founded by King which was much enlarged, and most richly beautified by Earl of the which invited Bishop of and to translate his See hither, which in some few years was again removed to Nor is it to be forgot how the Lady wife to the said for the purchasing the freedom, and to be eased from those heavy which he imposed upon them for some offence committed by them against him, about Noon-day rode naked through the chief of the a penance, though much improper for a Husband to command, and as immodest for her to imbrace, yet for the good of the the cheerfully accepted of. This although within the confines of yet is exempted from its jurisdiction, as being a County incorporate of it self, having within its Liberty several and doth enjoy ample also sends to keepeth for the hearing of Causes, the tryal of where they have a for Offenders, and is governed by a two and other It is a place well served with and its on is very great, for
said to be built by about 375 years before the of by the called and and by Mr. said to be the of the where they had their which was a of for it seemeth that such was the great care of the for the preservation of their conquered Territories, that they placed in their men of several by which means the being ignorant of their and were the less capable of joyning in any conspiracy with them. And when the were thus Masters of the it was in a very flourishing condition, large, and of great strength, as well by nature as art, whose scituation is on a steep Rock, and washed by the River over which it hath a strong and well-built and was fortified with a (which in many places is yet apparent to be seen) and a strong and stately which over-looketh the which is now the seat of the Right Honorable Baron of It is at present a of good account, indifferent large, conteining two (besides several demolished) amongst which St. is the chief, which is a fair Structure, wherein are divers beautiful Its are well-built, its spacious and well ordered, is a place well inhabited, enjoyeth a good chiefly for and the rather as being the place where the and
|general for the County are kept; it hath the accommodation of a and a well endowed for decayed amongst its sends to is governed by a 12 for a and other And its which is on is very great, and well provided with and And of late is built a stately of susteined by several|
Near unto is most delectably seated amongst and fresh where of was said to have built a and after he had left off his noble and valiant exploits, here led an Hermetical life, and when he dyed was here interr'd.
seated on the River a small and hath a mean on
scituate on the and not far from the place where the falleth into the an ancient and formerly of a greater trade then now it is, whose which is on is indifferent good for
seated on the North-side of the over which it hath a fair susteined by fourteen it is a good conteining two is well inhabited, enjoyeth a considerable for here made; and hath a on which is very well served with and
scituate on the over which it hath a a small and hath a good on for
seated on a branch of the a little which hath a very small on
seated in fertile soil for an indifferent whose which is on is well served with and and is considerable for
seated on a branch of the over which it hath a 'tis a small much inhabited by and hath a good on for and
Near unto this is
seated on the River where there was a Nunnery of devout It is a long and hath an indifferent on
seated by a small Brook, an indifferent and hath a small on
Near standeth where erected a and was therein interr'd, being enwrapped in an instead of a
Near unto this place (as Mr. noteth) stood the ancient and flourishing in the time of the called which at this day is called And here King of the in the year of our Lord . in the Civil War was stabbed to death by who soon after for his reward was slain by
Southwards of is seated where it hath a over the River a place at present but small, but in former time very considerable, being raised out of the ruins of the ancient mentioned by the
scituate part in this County, and part in and on the River where the River falleth into it; which said Rivers no less pleasantly then commodiously wash two parts of the over each of which is a It is a good fair beautified
|with a large strengthened with a small, but strong and hath a on which is well served with and|
seated in an excellent and amongst which yield pleasure to its but in a barren soil. The is small, and hath a mean on
seated on the side of a very dry, and on a small River: It is a large and well-built very populous, much resorted unto, and enjoyeth a very great for and and here made, also for and which find good vent at and other parts; its is on which is very considerable for and besides the of the
scituate on the side of a by the River over which it hath a a small and hath a mean on
seated on a Flat, a very mean which had a but at present so inconsiderable, that it is not took notice of.
At in . King in a battel slew
At King of the had his and here his son St. was interr'd.
At was the ancient of the
At is a whose water, if drunk with salt, loosneth, and if with sugar, bindeth the body; and is said to be very soveraign against and the
At there issueth out within a stride of each other, two of but of different taste and operation, the one being and the other
At the precious stone is found.
At there was an or and a large and stately both now demolished.
 Its parts.
 Feldon Part.
 Woodland Part.
 Its bounds.
 Its extent.
 Ancient Inhabitants.
 Its Commodities.
 Religious Houses.
 Cambden, page 564.