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the new burial ground, is laid out with a graceful winding road through the centre of it, and communicates with Shirley on the east. Several villas of very neat design, with, numerous cottages, are already erected. The site is admirable, the aspect warm, the surrounding country varied and rural, and the prospect extensive and full of interest.
Is a long straggling Tillage on the sides of the main road, without any very striking feature, yet withal gratifying the visitor by its soft union of the rural, marine, and manufacturing characters; with its picturesque ancient bridge and causeway, the estuary of Southampton terminating on one side of it, and the broad valley of the river Test extending above.
In Saxon times it was the seat of a Monastery, of which no trace remains; it was styled by the venerable Bede, Reedford, or Ford of Reeds, but in Domesday Booh, Redbridge. In the last century it was the scene of Bentham'u experiments in shipbuilding. Hence the Dorchester and Weymouth, and Swindon, Marlborough, and Andover Railway sweeps to the west, crossing the estuary on a lengthened embankment; and just above it the highway to the New Forest, and Salisbury by Plaitford, reaches the west bank of the bridge. Adjoining the east abutment of the latter is the termination of the Andover Canal, now a railway, affording a delightful walk to Nutshalling, or Nursling, as it is commonly called, and Grove-place (see next page). Roads close by conduct to the same points.
A drive of about three or four miles is offered to Millbrook, turn through Regent's Park into Shirley, and home; or about eight or nine miles to Redbridge, Nursling, and Grove-place, home by Shirley; or take
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