Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1840 - EBOOK
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File format: PDF, 142MB (4 vols, 2645 pages)
Author: S. Lewis
Year: (1840) 2020
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
The fourth edition of Lewis's "Topographical Dictionary of England" is a historical and statistical account of the cities, corporate and market towns, parishes and townships in England.
Arranged in alphabetical order, the information contained in this dictionary includes such things as: the distance of the town from London, the population according to the 1831 census, a historical summary of the place, descriptions of the local environment, scientific and literary institutions, commerce, trade and manufactures, ecclesiastical and religious establishments, present income and much more.
Also included are the seals of several cities, corporate towns, universities and colleges.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
SAMPLE ENTRY FOR A SMALL TOWN (larger towns can run to a full page or even multiple pages)
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The book is in four volumes, so there is so much information here about places in England and their history that one could be kept reading for days. I like the ease if finding my places of interest as it is all alphabetical. I have ancestors from both sides of my own family as well as from my late wife’s family who lived in various parts of England. The value of this book is not only in the then current information (1840) about the towns but also the early history of the areas. This is a well-spent investment.
Fabulous Book if you want to better understand where your Ancestors have lived.
My Ancestors were Agricultural labourers so they moved around quite regularly in the County.