Tourist's guide to Berkshire

9780217903196: Tourist's guide to Berkshire

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1882 Excerpt: ... of Letcombe Castle, and through a gap in the downs descends by way of Letcombe Regis, famous for its Norman church, to Wantage (see p. 75). The country now grows richer, is enlivened with clear glittering streams and fresh green meadows, dotted by prosperous farms, whose thatched barns nestle complacently in the shadow of venerable elms. Thus we go on our way rejoicing, and passing near Tubney and Besselsleigh, cross the historic Isis, and enter Oxford by the Seven-bridge Road. Short and pleasant Tours can be made in and through parts of Windsor Forest by the following routes:--1. Windsor To Wokingham. Clewer, past cavalry barracks at Spittal, leave St. Leonard's Hill on right, and Forest Hill and the Great Park on left, up High Standing Hill, to North Street, Winkfield. Thence by Ascot Place and Winkfield Church to Maiden's Green, where turn to the left to Warfield Grove, Warfield Park, and Hollyspring to Bracknell. From Bracknell we can proceed to Windsor by rail or road across Priestwood Common to the Golden Acorn, thence to Frog Hall Green, and so on to Wokingham. 2. Twyford To Bracknell. Stanlake on left (formerly the Aldworks, now Mrs. Barker), Haines Hill on right (Garth), skirt Billingbear on left (Lord Braybrooke), mostly in Lawrence Waltham parish, come to Forest Lodge on right (Morshead). Binfield Church, Binfield Park, and Binfield Manor (Miss Meynell Ingram, formerly Sir F. Wilder), and so by Priestwood Common to Bracknell. 3. Bracknell To Maidenhead. By Wick Hill and Newell Green, past Warfield Hall (formerly Sir John Malcolm's, now W. C. King, Esq.), thence by Jellott's Hill to Hawthorn Hill, where we obtain fine views over Berks, Oxon, and Bucks. This is a favourite meet of the Queen's hounds. Cruchfield House (T. Hercy, Esq.) on right. Then...

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