Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
in Welch very hilly and but interlaced with many fertile both for and in old time noted for its breed of good
Amongst its these are of most note, but above all the seated part in this County, and part in the or (the Second River in the ) which with the receiveth those many streams which so plentifully water the County.
It hath for its Eastern limits for its Southern the Counties of and for its Western and for its Northern with part of and
Its extent from East to West, where broadest, is about 28 and from South to North about 25.
As to its it is severed into seven in which are numbred 47 and for the accommodation of its hath six whose names are as followeth.
first built by Earl of from whom it took its name; It is pleasantly seated in a healthfull on an easie ascent of a and amongst rich Grounds for and feeding of 'twas once a place of good strength, when fenced about with a and fortisied with a powerful (which was dismantled in the late Warrs) the better to secure the which by Conquest the said gained from the It is an indifserent large governed by sendeth a to (which is elected by the of and Is the hath some honour in giving Title to the Right Honorable Earl of and and its which is on is well resorted unto, and hath a good
Near unto this is which proudly mounteth up to a great eminence, on the top of which (according to ) are placed circular-wife certain supposed to be in memory of some Victory.
in Welch seated on the and in a rich the greatest and best built in the County, being governed by is well inhabited, enjoyeth a very good trade for from its which is on is very considerable for and And its (now called ) built of a kind of (which within the compass of its conteineth two ) is of late a stately and large Pile of
Opposite to this and on the other side of the River is where the kept their Winter and were from thence expelled by Earl of the
supposed to be raised out of the ruins of a of the seated in a Flat amongst the and between the River and the Brook a good and hath a considerable on for and
Within three of this is sometimes the Royal Seat of the Princes of
seated on the over which it hath a great which leadeth into an ancient which some believe to be called by the Romans and where lay in Garison the Captain of the Regiment of the under the General of in the Reign of the Emperour the younger, for the repelling the Its is on
About two miles from this near unto (according to ) is a place called that is, by whose ruinous of a circular form in some places to be seen, doth make it to be of no small extent, and whose Antiquity is evidenced by its which have been oft-times digged up.
seated on or near the River a mean and hath a on
or scituate on the over which it hath a it is an indifferent which formerly had a but lately taken away; and its which is on is not considerable.
 Its chief Hills.
 Its Dvision.