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train to and from Redbridge station of the Dorchestei Railway, and walk by the fields or Canal banks to Grove-place, or across the bridge to the New Forest side of the river.
Leaving the Commercial-road at Four-posts by the second turning to the right known as Shirley-road and following the Tram-line, Shielby is soon reached, occupying the tract formerly called Shirley Common, but now enclosed and laid out in streets. Its chiei characteristic is the great number of villas, laid out with luxuriant ahrubberries and rich flower gardens. The principal objects are the Church of St. James, a neat Methodist Chapel, and an Elizabethan structure, designed and used as Alms Houses. The large number of new and commodious shops and other places of business recently opened, has given quite a town-appearance to the place. Lanes to the left conduct to the Millbrook-road, and to the right to Hill-lane and Bassett. Shirley Mill, recently converted into a Brewery, is in a little valley beyond, with a running stream and fine ponds; it occupies the site of the Shvrlie of Domesday Book.
Is the title of the next district The Romsey Road is carried straight across the Common, which is now enclosed. The village lies widely scattered, and mostly on the left, reached by a road beyond the third milestone. The Church is picturesque and ancient; it has a wooden spire, and is overhung with walnut trees. A monument to Sir Richard Mule,
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