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myris, Vincentio Malo ; Peter and the Angel, Steenwyck;
a Landfcape, Wouvermans; a Peacock, Bogdane; the Vi-
fitation, Carlo Maratti; Charles I, af Dinner, Bafian ; and
a Flower-piece, Bogdane.

Queen Mary's Clofet, hung with needle-work, faid to be
wrought by herfelf and her maids of honour. The paint-
ings are, the Virgin teaching Chrift to read, Guercino;
Holy Family, Doflb de Ferrara ; Lord Darnley and his
Brother, Luca deHeere; King of Bohemia at Dinner,
BafTan; Charles V, initiated into the Church ; Queen of
George I ; Mofes ftriking the Rock, Marco Rirci ; St. Je-
rome, Mieris ; Mrs. Lemon, Vandyck ; George I; a Land-
fcape, Dietrice; St. Francis, Teniers; a Madonna and St.
John, Guercino ; a Lady; Bellini, the Matter of Titian,
byhimfelf; a Bunch of Grapes, Verelft; a Woman, Pi-
ombo ; the Shepherd's Offering, Ricci ; a Woman milking
a* Goat, Bergen ; a Woman, Rembrandt ; the Afcenfion of
the Virgin, Calvert; and a Landfcape, Pouffin.

The keen's Gallery, hung with feven pieces of tapeftrv,

after the famous paintings of Le Brun; I . Alexander's Tri um-

phal Entry into Babylon ; 2. his Battle with Porus; 3. Him-

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126 HAMPTON-COURT.

felf and Bvicephalus ; 4. his Vifit to Diogenes ; 5. his Con-
lultation with the Soothfayers ; 6. his Battle with Darius;
7. the Tent of Darius.

The Beta's State Bed* Chamber, the ceiling painted by
Thornhill ; Aurora is rifing out of the ocean, in her cha-
riot, drawn by four horfes. The paintings are James 1 ;
Queen Anne^ his Confort, both by Vanfomer ; Henry
Prince of Wales, Mytens ;- the Duchefs of Brunfwick;
Moreelze ; a Landfcape, Zucarelli ; and the portraits of
George I, George II, Queen Caroline, and Frederic Prince
of Wales.

The Queen's Drawing Room, the ceilingpainted by Verrio;
in the middle of which is Queen Anne in the character of
Juftice; Neptune and Britannia holding a crown over her
head.' This room has nine pictures, (formerly all in one
piece of a great length) reprefenting a triumph of Julius
Caefar, in water colours, upon canvafs, by And. Manregna.
Over the two doors are Chrift and the Woman of Samaria,
and another Scripture piece, by Ricci.

The Queen's State Audience. Room, hung with tapeftry,
reprefenting Melchifedec giving bread and wine to Abra-
ham. In this are fix pictures, viz. a Lady; the Countefs
of Lenox; Bacchus and Ariadne, Ciro Ferri ; Margaret,
Queen of Scots, Mytens ; the Duke of Brunfwick; and his
Duchefs.

The Public Dining Rocm, in 'which the late King ufed
to dine in ftate, is ornamented with the following pictures:
Charles Elector Palatine ; four Ship-pieces, Vandervelde ;
Bacchus and Ariadne, after Guido, Romanelli ; Princefs
Elizabeth; Chrift in the Houfe of Lazarus, Ricci; the
Pool of Bethefda, ditto; Baccio Bandinelli, Corregio;
the Woman taken in Adultery, Ricci ; Prince Rupert,
Mirevelt. In this room is the model of a palace that was
intended for Richmond.

The Prince of Wales' s Prefence Chamber, hung with tape-
ftry, reprefenting the ftory ofTobit. In this room is a por-
trait of Gondomar, the Spanifh Ambaffador, Blenberg ;
Guzman, another Spanifh AmbafTador ; QUeen of France,
Tout bus; Lewis XIII of France, Belcamp ; and Ahafue-
rus and Either, Tintoret.

The FriHCc (/Wales' s Drawing Room^ hung with tapeftry,

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reprefenting Elymas ftruck with blindnefs, taken from one
of the cartoons at Windfor. Here are the Duke of Wir-
temburg, Mark Gerards ; the Queen of Philip II of Spain;
Count Mansfeld, Mytens.

The Prince of Wales s Bed Chamber has the Duke of Lu-
nenburg, Mytens ; Alexander Duke of Parma ; a Spanifh
Jslobleman, Pantoga ; and the Queen of ChrifHan IV of
Denmark.

In the Private Chapel \s the Lord's Supper, by Tintoret.

In the Clofet next the Chapel, are George II ; Queen Ca-
roline ; Jonah under the Gourd, Heemfkirk; a Landfcape;
a Head, Artemifia Gentilefchi.

In the Private Dining Room are eight Ship-pieces, fix of
them by Vandervelde, four of which represents the defeat
of the Spanifli Armada ; and over the chimney is the Earl
of Nottingham, Zucchero.

The Clofet next the Private Dining Room has the Murder
of the Innocents, Brueghel ; and the Rape of the Sabines.

The King's Private Drefflng Room is hung with tapeftry,
reprefenting the Battle of Solebay ; and contains the por-
traits of Sir John Lawfon, the Duke of Gloucefter, and the
Earl of Sandwich.

In the King's Private Bed Chamber area Friar and Nuns
at a Banquet, Longepier ; and Sufannah ami the Elders, P.
Veronefe.

In the Clofet next the Private Bed Chamber are Jupiter and
Europa, and two Madonnas.

In the Council Chamber, formerly the Cartoon Gallery, are
the Duke of Alva, Rubens ; the Deluge, BafTan ; the Judg-
ment of Midas, Schiavone ; the Mufes in Concert, Tinto-
ret ; the Shepherds' Offering, Old Palma ; Our Saviour
and the Woman of Samaria, ditto; Charles I, after Van-
dyck, Old Stone. In this room is the model of a palace
that was intended to be built in Hyde Park.

The Dining Row contains the portraits of nine celebrated
beauties, viz. Countefles of Peterborough and Ranelagh,
Lady Middleton, Mifs Pitt, Duc.hefs of St. Alban's ;
CountefTes of EfTex and Dorfet ; Queen Mary, and the
Duchefs of Grafton.

We come next to the Queen's Staircafe, the ceiling painted
by Vick. Here are Charles II and his Queen, with the

Duke



128 HAMPTON.

Duke of Buckingham, reprefenting Science in the habit of
Mercury, while Envy is ftruck down by naked boys.

The palace confifts of" three quadrangles : the firfl and
fecond are Gothic, but in the third are the royal apartments,
magnificently built of brick and ftone by King William III.
The gardens are not in the prefent ftyle, but in that which
prevailed fome years ago, when mathematical figures were
preferred to natural forms.

The celebrated Brown had his prefent Majefty's per-
miffion to make whatever improvements in thefe gardens
his fine imagination might fuggeft; but he declared his opi-
nion, that they appeared to the bert advantage in their pre-
fent ftate. Their regularity and grandeur are, indeed,
more fuitable to the magnificence of a royal palace, than
the more natural beauties of a private villa.

At the extremity of the gardens, oppofite Thames Ditton,
is the lodge belonging to the Duke of Gloucefter, as Ran-
ger of Hampton-Court Park. It is called the Pavilion, and
is a neat little ftructure.

To this palace Charles the firft was brought by the army
in 1647 ; and here " he lived for fome time,'' fays Hume,
" with an appearance of dignity and freedom/' From this
confinement, however, (for fuch in reality it was) he ef-
caped in the fame year.

His ferene highnefs William V, Prince of Orange,
Stadtholder of the United Provinces, having been driven,
from his country, by the fuccefsful termination of the
French invafion, at the commencement of the year 179$,
has refided in this palace ever fince, with his illuftrious
confort. The apartments allotted to them are thofe call-
ed The Prince of Wales's.

^ HAMPTON HOUSE, the elegant villa of Mrs. Gar-
rick, at Hampton. When the late David Garrick pur-
chafed the houfe, he gave it a new front, by Adam ; and
the extenfive grounds were laid out with great tafte, under
his own direction. Near the Thames he erected an elegant
temple to Shakfpeare. On a pedeftal in this temple is the
ftatue, by Roubiliat, of oxir immortal bard. The " Four
Periods of an Election," by Hogarth, are the moft remark-
able among a few 1 good pictures in this houfe.

HAMPTON W JCK, a village in Middlefex, at the foot

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of Kingfton Bridge. A patriot of this place has his memory
recorded in a fine print of him, which the neighbours, who
are fond of a walk in Bufhy Park, muft regard with venera-
tion. It has under it this infcription : " Timothy Bennet,
of Hampton Wick, in Middlefex, Shoemaker, aged 75,
1752. This true Briton, (unwilling to leave the world
vvorfe than he found it) by a vigorous application of the
laws of his country in the caufe of liberty, obtained a free
paflage through Bufhy Park, which had many years been
withheld from the people."

HANWELL, a village, eight miles from London, in the
road to Uxbridge. Its little .church, a neat ftru&ure of
brick, was rebuilt in 1782. See Brentford.

HAN WELL HOUSE, in the parifli of Harwell, the
feat and park of William Harwood, Efq.

HANWORTH PARK, in Middlefex, to the weft of
Twickenham, lately the feat of the Duke of St. Alban's,
\vas a favourite palace of Henry YIII; and here, in 1600,
Queen Elizabeth dined and hunted. It has been recently
fold to a carpenter, who, during the fummer feafon, lets it
out in different apartments. See Kempton Park.

HAREFitLD, a village in Middlefex, between Rick-
manfworth and Uxbridge, 20 miles from London. Here
Sir Edward Anderfon, Lord Chief Juflice of the Common
Pleas in the reign of Qneen Elizabeth, had a feat ; which
coming into the pofieffion of the late George Cooke, Efq.
that gentleman rebuilt it ; and it is now the property of his
fon, and the refidence of Lady Charlotte Finch. The old
houfe was famous for the refidence of the Countefs of Der-
by, before whom Milton's Arcades- was there prefented.
*' I viewed this houfe,'' fays Mr. Warton, in his edition of
Milton's Juvenile Poems, " a few years ago, when it was,
for the moft part, remaining in its original ftate. Milton,
when he wrote Arcades, was flill living with his father, at
Horton, near Colnbrook." This Lady Derby, Dowager
of Ferdinando the fifth Earl, married Lord Chanrellor
Egerton, for whofe fon, John Earl of Bridgewater, Milton
wrote his Comus. Harefield Place, in this parifh, is the
feat of William Baynes, Efq. Near this is a villa, which
Count Bruhl purchafed of the Treufdale family. His Ex-
cellency has made many capital improvements in it ; having

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130 H A R

built, in particular, a fine obfervatory, and furniflied it with
the belt mathematical inflru meats.

HARE HALL, the elegant feat of Mr. Wr.llinger, 13
miles from London, on the rigbt hand of the road to
CIvlniMord. In confifts of a centre and two wings, built
of Itone, by Mr. Paine.

HARLOW, a village in EfTex, 23 miles from London,
on the road to Stortford. It had once a market, now dif-
conti nued: but, on a common, two miles from the town,
is an annual fair, on the yth of September, for horfes, cat-
tle, &c. which is much reforted to by the neighbouring
gentry. It is called Harlow Ihrfh Fair' See Pijh'wbury.

HARMONDSWORTH, a village in Middlefex, two
miles from Colnbrook. It has one of the largeft barns in
England, whofe fupporting pillars are of Ifrone, and fuppef-
ed to be of great antiquity. See Lcngford.

HARROW ON THE HILL, in Middlefex, 10 miles

from London, on the higheft hill in the county. This
hill, infulated as it were, and rifing out of a rich 'vale, af-
fords a variety of beautiful profpeds. The view toward
the ealt is terminated by the metropolis; to the fouth by the
Surry hills. Toward the north, it is the lead extenfive,
being intercepted by the high ground about Stanraore and
Harrow-weald: on this fide, the village of Stanmore, and
Eentley Priory (the Marquis of Abercorn's feat) are the
moft confpicuous objects. The view Coward the weft and
fouthweft, which is very extenfive and beautiful, may be
feen to the greateft advantage from the churchyard, whence
the ground declines precipitately to Roxeth Common,
where the fceneryis very pleafing: the diftant profpeft
takes in Windfor Caftle, and a conliderable pai't of Berks
and Buckinghamfhire. On the brow of the hill, defceiid-
ing to Sudbury Common, is a fmall villa belonging to the
Right Hon. Thomas Ord Powlett, with a beautiful garden
and fhrubbery, which commands nearly the fame profpeft.
On the brow of Sudbury Hill, is a villa called the Hermi-
tage, now in the occupation of Mrs. Roberts.

The manor-houfe of Harrow is the feat of Sir John.
Rufhout, Bart. Another manor-houfe, called Headftone,
is the property of John Afgill Bucknall, Efq. ; and a third,
called Wemblcr, is the property of Richard Page, Efq.

whofe



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whofe family have held it ever fince the year 1544; almoft
the onh inftanre in Middlefex, fays Mr. Lyfons, of a family
now exifting, who have been refident proprietors for two
centuries and a half.

The pnrifh church, with its lofty fpire, forms a very con-
fpicuous objecl. But Harrow is chiefly celebrated for its
freefchool, which now ranks among the firft public femi-
naries in the kingdom. It was founded, in the reign of
Elizabeth, by John Lypn, a wealthy yeoman of Prefton in
this parifli. See Benttey Priory.

HATCKLANDS,"the feat of George Sumner, Efq. five
miles from Guilford, on the Epfom road, is a haadfome
modern houfe, with a fmall park.

HATFIELD, a market-town in Herts, 19! miles from
London, was part of the revenue of the Saxon princes, till
it was beftowed, by Edgar, on the monaftery of Ely, [in
which it continued till that abbey was converted into a
bifhopric in the reign of Henry I. It then became one of
the residences of the prelates, who had no fewer than ten
palaces belonging to the fee; and hence it was called
Bifhop's Hatfield. It was alienated to the crown in the
reign of Elizabeth. It had before been an occafional royal
refidence, notwithftand^ng it was the property of the church.
William of Hatfield, fecond fon of Edward III, was born
here. Queen Elizabeth refided here many years before Ihe
came to the crown; here, in 1587, fhe was viiited by
Queen Mary ; and hence, on the death of Mary, flie was
conducted to afcend the throne. James I exchanged this
royal demefne for Theobalds, with Sir Robert Cecil, after-
ward Earl of Salilbury.

HATFIELD HOUSE, the magnificent feat of the Mar-
quis of Salifbury, built on the fite of the ancient epifcopal
palace at Hatfield, by Robert firft Earl of Salifbury. The
houfe is built of brick, in the form of a half H. In the
centre is a portico of nine arches, and a lofty tower, on the
front of which is the date 161 1.

The noble founder inclofed two parks; one for red, and
the other for fallow deer; and, in the firft, he planted a fine
vineyard, which was in exiftence when Charles I was cop-
veyed here a prifoner to the army.

James, the fifth Earl, fuffered this palace to fall into de-
cay ;



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cay ; but the hue Earl rcftored it to its priftine magnificence,
after the ddigns of Mr. Donowell. The park and planta-
tions too, which are watered by the Lea, now exhibit all
the beautiful fcenery of modern gardening.

In this houfe are feveral fine paintings; among which
are a portrait of Queen Elizabeth, having in one hand this
flattering motto, " Non fine fole iris;" and a portrait of
Petrarch's Laura, on which is this infcription, " Laura fui:
vii idem, Raphael fecit, atque Petrarcha."

HAVERING BOWER, a village in Effex, three miles
from Rumford, in the parifh of Hornchurch, and liberty of
Havering, was a feat of fome of our Saxon Kings ; particu-
larly of that fimple faint, Edward the ConfefTor, who took
gre.it delight in it, as being woody, folitary, and fit for de-
votion. " It fo abounded," fays the old legend, " with
warbling nightingales, that they difturbed him in his devo-
tions. He therefore earneftly prayed for their abfence ;
fmce which time never nightingale was heard to fing in the
park, but many without the pales, as in other places." It
was named Bower, from fome fine bower, or fliady walk,
Jike Rofamond's Bower, at Woodftock. It is a charming
fpot, having an extenfive profpecl over a great part of EfTex,
Herts, Kent, Middlefex, and Surcy, and of the Thames,
with the fliips failing up and down. Here the Confeflbr is
reported to have built a palace, fome part of the walls of
which are ftill (tending. Befide this palace there was ano-
ther, called Pergo, that feems to have been always the join-
ture houfe of a Queen Confort. Here died Joan, Queen of
Henry IV. It was certainly one of the royal feats in the
reign of Queen Elizabeth; for, during her" progrefs into
Suffolk in 1570, flie refided here fome days. It was the
feat of the late Lord Archer, and was pulled down in 1 770.
On the fite of the former, is the elegant villa of Sir John
Smith Burges, Bart, called the Bower Houfe, and near this
is Bedford's, the feat of John Heaton, Efq.

HAYES, a village in Middlefex, 1 3 miles from London,
on the road to Uxbridge, has a large church, the chancel of
which is curioufly ornamented, aijd has fome good monu-
ments. In this parilh is Hayes Park, the property of Capt.
Jofeph Fraine of the navy, and the refidence of Mr. Juf-
tice Heath. See Paddington*

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HEN 133

HAYES PLACE, near Bromley, in Kent, die elegant
villa of the late Earl of Chatham, who laid out great dims
in fine improvements. It is now (April 1796) the proper-
ty of Lord Lewifham, who has advertifed it for fale.
' HEARTS, the feat of Jervoife Clerke Jervoife, Efq. at
Woodford, near nine miles from London, fituate behind
feveral rows of elms, which form a fine evening walk. It
was built by Sir Humphrey Handforth, mailer of the robes
to James I. That King was fond of this houfe, and often
breakfafted here, when he hunted in Epping Foreft. By
marriage it became the property of the Onflows; and the
famous fpenker of the Houfe of Commons was born here.
When the Onflows removed into Surry, thiseftate was fold,
fmce which it has had different proprietors. The laft
owner, Richard Warner, Efq. whofe only niece Mr. Jer-
voife married, was a literary character. He left here a
collection of pictures, by eminent mafters, and was very
curious in the difpofition of his garden, in which is a large
maze, and a thatched houfe in the middle, with lines in
Latin and Englifti, emblematic of the fituation, but now
almoft illegible.

HKDSOR LODGE, the elegant feat of Lord Bofton.
ftands in a lofty fituation, near Ciiefden. The grounds are
formed by nature into high {loping hills and deep vallies,
with a variety of woods well diftributed. The declivities of
the hills, toward the weft, are fteep; and, in the fouth, near
the Thames, is a chalky precipice, whence the ground rifes
boldly by the fummit, on which this noble manfion appears
confpicuous. The extenfive views from this are enriched
by villages, feats, and a variety of rural fcenery.

HEMPSTED, or HEMEL HEMPSTED, a market-
town in Herts, 22 \ miles from London. It ftands among
hills, upon the river Gade. It was incorporated by Henry
VIII, and is governed by a Bailiff. The market which is
llill a very good one, was formerly efteemed one of the
greateft in England for wheat; 20,000!. a week having
been often returned only for meal.

HEN DON, a village in Middlefex, feven miles from

London, fituate on a rivulet called the Brent. Hendon

Mace, a fine feat in this parifh, is the property of George

.Snow, Efq. of Langton, in Dorfetfliire, and the reftdenee

N of



134 HERTFORD.

of George Petrrs, Efq. Here was a remarkable cedar tree,
which was blown down, Jan. j, 1779. Jts height was 70
feet ; the diameter of the horizontal extent of the branches,
I oo feet; the circumference of the trunk, at feven feet
from the ground, 16 feet; at 12 feet from the ground, :o
feet; the limbs from fix to 12 feet in girth. The garden-
er, two years before it was blown down, made 50!. of the
cones. Lvfo/is, / V. 111. p. 4. In Brent Street, not far
from the church, is the ancient manfion of the Which-
rou.s, no xv the properly and refidence of John CormvalJ,
fq.

HERTFORD, a borough, and the county town of
Herts. It is feated on the river Lea, and is faid to have
been of fome note in the time of the ancient Britons; and
it was accounted one of the principal cities of the Eaft Sax-
ons, where their Kings often kept their court, and a par-
liamentary council was held in 673. To this town the
Lea_was once navigable for fhips. In 879 the Danes
erected two forts here for the fecurity of their fhips; but
Alfred turned the courfe.of the ft ream, fo that their veffels
were left on dry ground ; which fo terrified them, that they
abandoned their torts, and fled. Edward, the eldeft fon of
Alfred, built a caftle, which has been often a roval refi-
tlence, and is now the property of Sir George William
Prefect, Bart, and refidence of the Marquis of Devonfhire.
The town is built in the form of a Y, with the caftle in the
middle of the two horns. Here were five churches, which
are reduced to two. In that of St. Andrew, there is not
only a feat for the Mayor and Aldermen, but another for
the Governors of Chrift Hofpital in London, and a gallery,
in which 200 of the children of that hofphar may be ac-
commodated; for the Governors have erected a houfe in
the town for fiich children as xvant health, or are too youno-
for that hofpitai.

In the pari(h of Little St. John, is the Xe\v River Head;
and near the town are many handfome villas; particularly
Eayfordbury, the feat of William Baker, Efq. ; Ball's Park,
the Earl of Lcicefter's; Golden's, die feat or Richard Em-
rnet, Efq. ^ Harrin^forclbury, the fiat of Samuel Baker,
fq. ; Brickendenbury j ark. -Mr. Blackmore's, and Tewin
Water, Lord John Townihend's. At Har;ingJordburv,

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are the portraits of the members of the Kit Kat Club. See
Barn Elms and Cole Green.

HESTOX, a village of Middlefex, iojt mile? from Lon-
don, and a rhile and a half to the north of the great, wcf-
tern road. The foil (in general a ftrong loam) is nottd
for producing wheat of a very tine quality. Camclen fpeaks
of it as having, before his time, furnifhed the royal table :
with bread; and Norden, who bears the fame teftunony
to its fuperior quality, fays, it was reported that Queen
Elizabeth had " the mamlets for her highnefs' own diet"
from Hefton. See Hou):J!oii: and Ofierl<y Park.

HIGHGATE, a populous bamkt in the parifhes of
Hornfey and Pancras, four miles from London. The cha-
pel and two thirds of the village belong to Hornfey. It
has its name from its high fituation on the top of a hill,
and a gate creeled there about 400 years ago, to receive toll
for the Bifhop of London, upon an old road from, Gray V
Inn-Lane to Barnet being turned through that Bithop's
park- On its fite was once an hermit.^?; near which Sir
Roger ChoLmeley, Loid Chief Juftu-e of the Queen's
Bench, built a freefchool, in 1562. Some of the public
houfes in Highgate have a large pair of horns placed over
the fign; and when any of the country people ftop for re-
frefhment, a pair of large horns, fixed to the end of a Itaff,
is brought to them, and they are preflH to be fvvorn. If
they confent, a kind of burlefque oath i:- adminiftered, that
they never will eat brown bread when they can get white;
and abundance of other things of the fame kind, which
they repeat after the perfon who brings the horns; being
allowed, however, to add to each article, the \vouls " ex-
cept I like the other better."

On the left hand of the entrance into Highgate from
Kentifh Town, is a houfe built by Sir William Afhhurft,
Lord Mayor of London, 1694. It is now the feat of Tho-
mas Walker, Efq. Accomptant Genera).

HIGHWOOD HILL, in the parifh of Hendon, in
Middlefex. Here is a mineral fpring of a cathartic quali-
ty, which was formerly inclofed, at the expence, it is faid,
of Lady Rachael Ruflel, who had a villa in the neighbour-
ing parifh of Totteridge.

HILL HALL, the feat and park of Sir William Smyth,
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136 H O L

Bait, fituate in the parifh of" Thcydon Mount, 16 miles
1mm London, on the road to Chipping Ongar. For ele-
gance, and the nnenefs of its profpects, it is efleemed infe-
rior to few in the county. It was built by Sir Thomas
.Smyth, Secretary of State, in 1548; but great alterations
have fince been made in it. The approach to it is by a fine
avenue of (lately elms.

HILLINGDON, Great and Little, two villages in Mid-
dlefex, near Uxbridge, which is a hamlet to the former. In
the churchyard is a remarkable high yew-tree, above 200
years old. On the left hand of Hillingdon Heath, from
London, a very elegant honfe is erecting, for the Count di
Salis, an Italian nobleman; and, at Little Hillingdon is
Hillingdon Houfe, the feat of the Marchionefs of Rocking-
ham. The grounds are pifturefque, and enriched by a
fine piece of water.

HODDESDON, a hamlet on the river Lea, in the pa-
rifhes of Amwell and Broxburn, 17 miles from London,
has a market on Thufday, and a fine fountain in the middle
o the town, which is thus mentioned by Prior:

A nymph with an urn, that divides the highway,
And into a puddle throws mother of tea.

HOLLAND HCL T SE, the ancient manfion-houfe of the
manor of Abbot's Kensington, in the parifhof Kenfington,



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