Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
by the called of a different and ill clothed with the Southern and Western parts being plain, and very fertile, (yet not without some ) and its Eastern and Northern parts are Mountainous, and not so fertile, yet intermixed with good Pasture grounds, and large Pools: And generally it affordeth plenty of and not without some Veins of
It is well watered with the chief amongst which are the (at present as well stored with as in former times it was with ) and the which hath its Spring out of the (a Mountain of a very great extent and height) as hath the and two noted Rivers.
It is bounded on the East with the Counties of and on the South with the which parts it from the Shires of and on the West with the which with the which fall into it, do sufficiently furnish the with and other and on the North it hath the Counties of and
The ancient of this County, as also those of and were the of who under the conduct of the Noble, and famous their King, did much anoy the before they were reduced to obedience by
It was formerly strengthened with several as at and elsewhere; and was not without its at once an and sometime in great esteem for its there holden by the famous Bishop of where he refuted the
This is of no large extent, being in length from in the South-west, to the which is its North-Easternly bounds, about 36 and in breadth (where broadest) not above sixteen or seventeen.
It is severed into five or in which are dispersed 64 and hath the accommodation of four
no less pleasantly then commodiously seated on the banks of the over which it hath a fair susteined by several which leadeth into and is not far from its inslux into the Sea, and being the where the are held, and the kept, is well inhabited and frequented, being a large though it conteineth but one which is a fair Structure, and is graced with a well-built and several good and as a is governed by a and other enjoyeth several and hath the election of a
|It is honoured in giving Title to the Right Honorable Earl of and hath an indifferent on This was formerly strengthened with a and a fair and spacious built by on the side of the River upon a long since reduced to ruin.|
seated on the which is passed over by a into and on a Plain, but the on a rising ground; the is indifferent good, is governed by a and and hath a on which is well resorted unto for and and from the latter end of to the beginning of is very great for and
Within half a mile of this is a called whose water is esteemed very good for
scituate on a Plain, and on the a mean which hath a for its chief is beautified with a fair and hath an indifferent on
or so called from the River near adjoyning; it is seated on a rising ground, and on the River near its Influx into the Sea, once strengthened with a and now ruinated; The is long and ill-built, is governed by a and other hath a very great on for and supplying several Counties therewith; and is a place much resorted unto by reason of its for and other and would be more were its industrious.
Near unto this is seated a well-built graced with a fair which was formerly an and is now the to
 Its name.
 Its Rivers.
 Its bounds.
 Ancient Inhabitants.
 Its Castles.
 Religious Houses.
 Its extert.
 The Well Kitho.