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The WHITE SWAN is a large old-fashioned country Inn, occupying a plot of land between the road and a bend of the river. It is a favourite resort for anglers. The waters are free from both above and below the Inn for a considerable distance. They abound with fish, particularly grayling, which are more numerous than in most English rivers.
Here the road leaves the water side, and by a turning to the right the Church of West End is gained, which stands on the brow of the hill above, amidst plantations of fir. Here the scattered habitations of West End approach those of Bitterne, amidst the wild heaths of the Bitterne hills, which are rapidly yielding before enclosure, and the united efforts of the trowel, spade, and plough. The new Church at Bitterne, with its graceful spire, is a charming object from many points of view.
The^ only other object, belonging to this place, of much interest, is the large and handsome Poor-house of the South Sioneham Union, whence the road ia carried to Botley.
Crossing Northam Bridge the traveller next passes through the very centre of the Roman Camp of CLAUSEN TUH, from which their great road was carried northward through Winchester. All the masonry is swept away, but the ditch of the inner encampment is visible in the field on the right of the road, that on the left being obliterated in forming the pleasure grounds of Bittebne Manor JIousf, in Which are preserved, though concealed, a little of the
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