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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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contains 163houses and 836 inhabitants. Fair, Dec. 6. Cornsey, a hamlet to the parish of Lan-chester, Darlington ward, Durham. 4| m.from Wolsingham, and 265 from London ;containing 56 houses and 249 inhabitants. Cornwall, a maritime county, themost westerly of England, surrounded onall sides by the sea, except the east, whereit is bounded by the river Tamar, whichseparates it from Devonshire. Its extremelength is about 90 miles, and its greatestbreadth about 42, but in the narrowestpart, towards the Land*s-end,it is not morethan 4 milesacross from Monts-bay,on theEnglish-Channel, to the Bristol ChanneIt is about 200 miles in circumference,and its area has been found, by actual survey, to be 1327 square miles, or 819.2Si>square acres ; of which not much lessthan 200,000 are unenclosed, i.nd butlittle better than waste; the remaindeiis nearly equally divided between tillageand pasturage. Cornwall was ancientlyinhabited by the Danmonii. lis shapenearly resembles that of a horn or cor-

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COR ENGLAND AND WALES. COR nucopia, whence its name. It sends 44members to parliament, two of which re-present the county. It contains 27 mar-ket-towns ; of which 21 are boroughs, and206 parishes ; in which are 48,878 housesand 257,447 inhabitants ; of whom 15,5 43families are employed in trades, manufac-tures, and handicraft businesses. Many ofthe boroughs are very insignificant places,and several of the markets are now dis-used. The total amount of the sum asses-sed to the property-tax, in 1815, underschedule A, was, 916,060^., and the rentalof land, 566,472/. per annum. The amountof the poors-rates, on an average, for1813-14-15, was 120,5607., being at therate of lis. l^d. in the pound, on the as-sessed property. The average scale ofmortality, for 10 years, appears to havebeen as 1 to 71. This county is dividedinto 9 hundreds, viz. East, Kerriar, Les-newth, Penrith, Powder, Pydar, Stratton,Trigg, and West. The principal townsare Launceston and Falmouth. Its riversare the Tamar, Lyn

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bookid:topographicaldic00capp bookyear:1826 bookdecade:1820 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Capper__Benjamin_Pitts booksubject:Great_Britain bookpublisher:London_G_B__Whittaker bookcontributor:Robarts___University_of_Toronto booksponsor:University_of_Toronto bookleafnumber:290 bookcollection:robarts bookcollection:toronto

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