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MONMOUTHSHIRE

Transcribed from the 1803 J. Nichols and Son edition by David Price, email ccx074@pglaf.org

[Picture: Tintern Abbey]

A TOUR THROUGHOUT SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE.

COMPREHENDING

A GENERAL SURVEY

OF THE

PICTURESQUE SCENERY, REMAINS OF ANTIQUITY, HISTORICAL EVENTS, PECULIAR MANNERS, AND COMMERCIAL SITUATIONS, OF THAT INTERESTING PORTION OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

BY J. T. BARBER, F.S.A.

ILLUSTRATED WITH A MAP AND TWENTY VIEWS, ENGRAVED FROM DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR.

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LONDON :

PRINTED BY J. NICHOLS AND SON, RED LION PASSAGE, FLEET STREET;

FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, STRAND.

1803.

To RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, ESQ. M.P.

SIR ,

Highly admiring that transcendent genius and ability which renders you conspicuous among the foremost characters of the age ; nor less venerating that manly independence which has dignified your political career , it must be my regret , in dedicating this Work to you , that it is not more suitable to the rank of merit to which it is inscribed .

I am , SIR , With great respect , Your most obedient Servant ,

J. T. BARBER .

Southampton street , Strand , London , Feb. 15, 1803.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The intention of this Work is, to point out and describe such objects as command general interest throughout the country.—The usual plan of Tours only comprising a particular route, unless that precise line be retraced, a Tourist is obliged to encumber himself with several books, to enable him to gain all the information that he requires. The Author has felt this inconvenience in several excursions through Great Britain; and has therefore selected from the best authorities an account of those few parts which he had not an opportunity of visiting; in order that this Work may exhibit a general survey of Southern Cambria.

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION. Page General Observations—A Sketch of Welch History—Ancient 1 Buildings CHAP. I. Voyage from Bristol to Swansea—Swansea 14 Castle—Manufactories—Welch Bathing—Ostermouth—Penrice, and Pennarth Castles—Seat of Mr. Talbot—Arthur’s Stone, a large Cromlech CHAP. II. Loughor—Llanelly—Pembree hill—Kidwelly, and its Castle 31 CHAP. III. Caermarthen—Female Labourers—Llanstephan Castle—A 36 Ford—Laugharne Castle—Fine Marine Views—New Inn—Tenby CHAP. IV. Manorbeer Castle—An Adventure—A Dilemma—Carew 48 Castle—Lawrenny—Pembroke—Its Castle—Lamphey Court—Stackpole Court—Bosherston Meer CHAP. V. Little England beyond Wales—Milford haven—Welch 68 Beauties—Haverfordwest Fair—The Town, Castle, and Priory—Picton Castle—Hubberston—Milford CHAP. VI... Continue reading book >>




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