The Natural History of Wiltshire eBook

John Aubrey
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 257 pages of information about The Natural History of Wiltshire.

Chap.  IV.  Gardens:- At Lavington, Chelsea, Wilton, Longleat

Chap.  V. Arts, liberal and mechanical:- Learning, Colleges; Trades,
Inventions, Machinery

Chap.  VI.  Architecture:- Stonehenge, Avebury, Old Sarum, Salisbury
Cathedral, Wardour Castle, Calne Church, Painted Glass, Bradenstoke
Priory, Market Crosses, Paving Tiles, Old Mansions, Church Bells

Chap.  VII.  Agriculture:- Manures, Water Meadows, Butter and Cheese,
Malting and Brewing

Chap.  VIII.  The downes:- Pastoral Life, Sydney’s Arcadia; Sheep,
Shepherds, Pastoral Poetry

Chap.  IX.  Wool:- Qualities of Wool; its Growth, and Manufacture

Chap.  X. Falling of rents in Wiltshire attributed to the reduced price of Wool

Chap.  XI.  History of the clothing trade:- Merchants of the Staple;
Introduction of the Cloth Manufacture

Chap.  XII.  Eminent clothiers or Wiltshire:- John Hall, of Salisbury;
William Stump, of Malmsbury; Paul Methuen, of Bradford, &c.

Chap.  XIII.  Fairs and markets:-At Castle-Combe, Wilton, Chilmark,
Salisbury, Devizes, Warminster, Marlborough, Lavington, Highworth,

Chap.  XIV.  Hawks and hawking:- Extraordinary Flight, Historical

Chap.  XV.  The race:- Salisbury Races, Famous Race Horses,

Chap.  XVI.  Number of attorneys in Wiltshire:- Increase of Attorneys the Cause of Litigation

Chap.  XVII.  Fatalities of families and places:- Norrington, Castle-
Combe, Stanton St. Quintin, Easton Piers

Chap.  XVIII.  Accidents, or remarkable occurrences:- Destruction of
Marlborough by Fire; Cure of the King’s Evil, Pretended Witchcraft,
Mysterious Knockings at North Tidworth, Witches Executed at Salisbury,

Chap.  XIX.  Seats:- Merton, Ivy-church, Littlecot, Longleat,
Tottenham Park, Wardour Castle

Chap.  XX.  Draughts of the seats and prospects:- Aubrey’s Instructions to the Artists for a Map of the County, with Engravings of the Principal Buildings and Views






        County of Wilts: 

        Towhich are annexed,

        OBSERVABLES of the same kind

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