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Identifier: topographicaldic00capp
Title: A topographical dictionary of the United Kingdom, containing every city, town, village, hamlet, parish, district, object and place in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the small islands dependent
Year: 1826 (1820s)
Authors: Capper, Benjamin Pitts
Subjects: Great Britain
Publisher: London G.B. Whittaker
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

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orsetshire ; and on the west bySomersetshire and Gloucestershire. Itsform is oval, being about 54 miles long and34 broad; the area of the county being 1283square statute miles, equal to 878,000 squareacres, of which 160,000 acres are supposedto be arable, and 270,000 pasturage. Wilt-shire is divided into 28 hundreds; viz. Al-derbury, Amesbury, Bradford, Branch andDole, Calne, Cawden, Chalk, Chippenham,Damerham North and South, Downton,Dunworth, Elstub and Everley, Frustfield,Heitsbury, Highworth, Kingsbridge, Kin-wardstone, Malmsbury, Mere, Melksham,Pottern and Canning, Ramsbury, Selkley,Swanborough, Underditch, Warminster,Westbury, and Whorlesdown ; containingone city, Salisbury ; 15 boroughs, Bedwin,Calne, Chippenham, Cricklade, Devizes,Do wnton, Heytesbury, Hindon, Ludgersha41,Malmsbury, Marlborough, Sarum, Westbury, Wilton, and Wrooton Basset; and 8market-towns; viz. Amesbury, Bradford,Highworth, Market-Laving! on. Mere. Swin-don, Trowbridge and Warminster, the w hole Plate UXfflL

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/>, t;x h;/: ha.//.<;., /.. //. WIL ENGLAND AND WALES. WIM containing 304 parishes; 42,831 houses,inhabited by 222,157 persons, viz. 108,213raales,and 113,944 females; of whom 16,982families are employed in trade, handicrafts,and manufactures, and 24,972 in agricul-ture. Wiltshire lies in the province ofCanterbury, and diocese of Salisbury, andis included in the western circuit. Thesum raised for the maintenance of the poorin 1815, was 172,6891/. 5s. 2|rf. being atthe rate of 3s. 0\d. in the pound. Theamount of the property tax, in 1815, was1,155,458/., and the average scale of morta-lity, from the registered burials of 10 years,appears to have been as 1 to 56 of the po-pulation. Its principal rivers are theThames, the Upper and Lower Avon, theBourn, the Willy, Nadder, and Kennet. TheThames waters only a small part of thenorthern extremity ; the Upper Avon risesnear Devizes, and passes Salisbury intoHampshire; the Lower Avon rises to thenorth-west of Malms

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