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RAILWAYS AND ROUTES.

“ UNDE ET Quò?”Horace.

THE traveller from London has only to make his choice, and placing himself in the railway-carriage at noon, he will alight with the best part of the summer-day left for a stroll on any part of the coast between the Foreland and Portland Lights. With a change, swift as by the magic-carpet, he may breakfast in the din of the metropolis, while the living stream and the roll of wheels are yet setting into the city, and be transported before evening to the side of the breezy sands of the coast of Devon, or look out upon the moors of Cornwall. A confused succession of hedge and copse, echoing station, trains passing with the shrill scream of the engine as it flashes by town and village, dark chilly tunnels, cuttings driven through the chalk-down, cottages and gardens, yellow stubble and green pastures ; a roar and rattle of the iron-way, under the trails of fleecy clouds of steam ;-and then the traveller is free to choose his “local habitation.” Few hours now suffice to accomplish a journey which a century ago occupied days; and the excursion fare renders the expense light indeed, when compared to the expenditure of fifty pounds by a gentleman and his family, but a hundred years ago, for a coach to Holyhead.

The railways are grouped in the following Tables, and classified under the ordinary routes, so that the intending tourist, sitting at home in his arm-chair, may readily select the journey most agreeable to himself, and extend or shorten his travels at his convenience or pleasure. Having adopted, as we believe, the more convenient and popular arrangement, the topographical in preference to the intricate cross references of the itinerary, it will be useful to point out in a concise manner the more interesting objects grouped round the central points here selected. We hope thus to consult the advantage of both the resident and tourist. It has been our endeavour to simplify the Table of intermediate communication, and indicate the nearest station to places of interest through which a railway does not pass.

The first collective Guide - Book was published by Mr. Carey, in 1799, under the title of Balnea; it includes all the popular watering-places" enumerating on the south coast, Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Brighton, Bognor, Littlehampton, Southampton, Lymington, and Weymouth. After every allowance has been made for the lively and sarcastic spirit of the writer, the work shows that the towns were wretched, the accommodation execrable, and the taste of the visitors at the lowest ebb. Southampton was not provided with a bathing-machine; the assembly-room, the theatre, and tavern-garden, the rafile, and less reputable amusements, offered the staple pleasures. Happily the wonders of the shore, the bracing walk or cheerful drive, the botanist's box and the sketchbook, now suffice to wile away the summer holiday, whilst comfortable lodgings can be found to suit every purse. “ Travel in the younger sort is a part of education, in the elder a part of experience;" we have made, therefore,“ diligent inquiry,” as Lord Bacon recommends, and in accordance with his advice, prefaced our volume with the accompanying “card” of routes, pointing out “whatsoever is memorable in the places where they go ; churches and monasteries with the monuments which are therein extant; the walls and fortifications of cities and towns, and so the havens and harbours, antiquities and ruins, colleges, shipping and navies, houses and gardens of state and pleasure, armouries, arsenals and magazines of state.” To these we have added notices of fine points of natural scenery, and suggestions for walks and drives in the neighbourhood of the principal places of resort. The names of places most deserving of notice are printed in italics.

RAILWAYS.

Clevedon}1342

{*}+ Basingstoke

GREAT WESTERN.

PADDINGTON. Miles fm. London.

Miles fm. London, PADDINGTON. IOI Box 51 Ealing

1098 Bath 74 Hanwell

1084 Twerton 9 Southall

In Saltford 13 West Drayton

1131 Keynsham 153 Uxbridge

1184 Bristol* 16 Langley

Ashton 18 Slough

1261 Nailsea 224 Maidenhead

1304 Yatton (Clevedon Junc.) 30Twyford

Branch. 35* Reading 43

1338 Banwell Branch

136 Weston-super-Mare Junc.

Weston 414 Pangbourne

Branch,

1387 Weston Station 44. Goring 473 Wallingford Road

1451 Highbridge, near Burn53 Didcot (Junction)

ham, for Wells* 56 Abingdon Road

Bason-Bridge 63. Oxford*

Edington Road 564 Steventon

8 Shapwick 60 Wantage Road

Ashcott 63 Farringdon Road

12 Glastonbury 714 Shrivenham

Wells 77 Swindon (Junction)

1517 Bridgewater 82 Wootton Basset

163 Taunton 934 Chippenham

170 Wellington 1154 Frome

179 Tiverton Junction 1201 Witham

Branch 184 Tiverton
126 Bruton

1814 Collumpton
129 Castle Cary 1854 Hele
134 Sparkford

1938 Exeter* Station, for Sid. 141 Yeovil Station for mouth, Budleigh-SalterSherborne (73 m.)

ton, Exmouth 1614 Dorchester

2001 Crediton 163] Bridport Station, 2336 Barnstaple Station for for Lyme Regis and

Ilfracombe (11 m.) Axminster.

and Lynton (19 m.) 1687 Weymouth

240 Instow 984 Corsham

1242 Bideford * For these and other Citles in the Routes following, see WALCOTT'S CATHBDRALS OF ENGLAND AND WALES; E. Stanford, 6, Charing Cross.

Somerset Central.

Wilts. and Somerset Railway.

Branch

Miles.
273 Bodmin Road
301 Lostwithiel
344 Par
39. St. Austell
464 Grampound
53* Truro

Miles fm. London.
2021 Starcross
206 Dawlish
209 Teignmouth
214 Newton

Kingskerswell

TORQUAY BRANCH. 219 Torquay 222 Totnes 229Brent 2314 Kingsbridge Road 235 Ivy Bridge 2418 Plympton 236 Plymouth

WEST CORNWALL-
TRURO AND PENZANCE.

Truro
51 Chacewater
8 Scorrier
II Redruth Station, for Pen-

rhyn (81 m) Falmouth

(21 m.)
14) Camborné
16 Gwinnear
201 Hayle
215 St. Ives' Road
251 Marazion Road
271 Penzance

CORNWALLPLYMOUTH AND TRURO. Miles. 11 Devonport 4. Saltash 14* St. German's 18 Liskeard

LONDON, BRIGHTON, AND SOUTH COAST.

LONDON BRIDGE.
Miles fm. London.

Miles fm. London.
London Bridge

43:42 Hassock's Gate
New Cross

50°49 Brighton Forest Hill

54-65 Falmer 10°27 Croydon (East)

47'39 Lewes 2064 Reigate

Branch 56.50 Newhaven for 2540 Horley

Paris 29°20 Three Bridges

53.8 Glynde 31057 Rowfant

57:49 Berwick 264 East Grinstead

61431 Polegate 33:65 Balcombe

65.74 Eastbourne 37'59 Hayward's Heath

{

Branch

64°26 Hailsham
Junction, for 650 Pevensey
Hastings

71°58 Bexhill
500 Cook's Bridge 74'51 St. Leonard's
56°50 Lewes

76°32 Hastings 4136 Burgess Hill

Keymer
Branch

Miles fm. London.

Brighton 51:41 Hove 53:49 Portslade 554 Southwick 55.59 Kingston 56.41 Shoreham 58.66 Lancing 61012 Worthing 63'58 Goring 66.15 Angmering 6844 Arundel & Littlehampton

Miles fm. London.
71.48 Ford
71.48 Yapton
74'15 Woodgate, for Bognor
77'17 Drayton
79-15 Chichester
82.14 Bosham
86:15 Emsworth
88.2 Havant
95'18 Portsmouth, for Isle of

Wight

SOUTH EASTERN.

Ashford and
Hastings Brh.

1 46 Frambridge Wells

LONDON BRIDGE.
Miles fm. London.

Miles fm. London.
LONDON BRIDGE

62 Pluckley II Croydon

67 Ashford (Hastings and 19 Merstham

Ramsgate Junctions). 21 Reigate Junction

73 Ham Street 27 Godstone

76 Appledore 32 Edenbridge

83 Rye 37 Penshurst

84 Winchelsea (11 m.) 41 Tunbridge Junction

94 Hastings

72 Wye 49 Frant

76 Chilham 51 Wadhurst

82 Canterbury 56 Ticehurst Road

84 Sturry and Herne Bay* 59 Etchingham for Bo

88 Grove Ferry diam (5 m.)

93 Minster (Junction) 62 Robertsbridge

98 Sandwich 68 Battle

102 Deal for Walmer (2 m.) 74 St. Leonards

97 Ramsgate (Junc.) 74 Hastings

for Broadstairs 46 Paddock Wood (Junc.)

(21 m.)

(101 Margate
49 Yaldon

72 Smeeth
51 Wateringbury
54 East Fairleigh

75 Westernhanger and Hythe

(31 m.) 56 Maidstone

Tunbridge Wells and

Hastings Branch.

Ramsgate Branch.

Maidstone A
Branch.

82 Folkestone (Junction) for 51 Marden

Sandgate (3 m.) 53 Staplehurst

83 Folkestone Harbour 56 Headcorn

88 Dovert

* Omnibuses to Herne Bay, twice a-day.
+ Coaches between Deal and Dover run three times a-day.

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