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Mark9t Damn and FainJ] A mar.
(but nut much frequented) on Tuet.—
Fair?, Tuea. in Whitsun week, and
Sep. 10.

Pwul The pest arrives in
wick, and sets out anin every dav^

QftktltmtnU StuU^ Ne«r Paiasvickt
arc Prinknash-park. the seat of T. B.
Hewell, esq, also Buenos Ayres, the
ijeasant aeit of Benjamin Hyatt t, «m|.
The house ta a handsome modern edt<-
$eMt with Ane aad extcasiTe s«rreu«wi-
Ing views.

Diet, from l-ondon lot m.

PABTplf, (Cumh.) asmaU birt well
bniil village, situated close tu the aca.
It b'ls a good qaay and harbeur, where
formerly many coaU were shipped ;
iMit the trade is r<ow almost wholly
iientrfd Mt Whitehaven aad Harring*
fon. Population 47«.
. mst, frpin LQi»do9 301 m* »imI li from
Whitehaven.

PATELEY BBISGB, (Vorka. W. R.)



a small m.t. ^m.fxfsrn Ripley, 14 from
Harrogate, l%'ffn*tc OUey, Skipievi
and Masham, and 34 ffx>m York. -A
neat chapel for the I nde pendente was
opened iMre in July, lar**. Itai mar-
ket i& oo Sal. and there aie fliirt
held on Bastcr «nd.WhiU«».«tt»^At|i.
17 <f on a 8at.«r the Aral Sat. after Mp.
17. and on Ckristmasreve for wooUca
gO'ids.Ai:.
Prineipfd /aas.] Tiie Cunra and

FA^RINGTON, (Yorksb. E. IL) «
m. t. cleasantly situated en a small
river that runs into the Humber* near
the niouUi of the bitter efr>«ary, aad
cummandiug an agreeable piK>H*«ctof >
itc >liore«, aafi also of the green ftelda \
that form the norttt^^n boundary of a
Lincolnshire. It is«t (orpora*t' t.attd I
appears in have bet n fiMweil^' of aome j
ronsiiJLeratiou. The church ia well
bailt. and has a lofty spire, which haa
long served ms a sea mark to mariners.
According to common tradition, the
harb«mr was formerly a saod one« bnt
only small vessels now load 4uid un-
load at Patting Haven or Quay, dist.
from the town about 1 ni. Puimgton
ia commonly aitm>osed to have been
the Pvaetorium of Antoninus and Piole*
my, ano here the Boman way from the
Picts tviiU terminate?. About 7 na. ti»
theS. of the town is Spurn Head, <|
famous loiui promontory, at the mouth
ot the H umber, forming the S. £.
point of Uoliieffness; and the aoith-
erly poinf of i he Humber ( it is called
byj'tolcmy, Proeaontorium Ocellum,
The western side of this headland ie
enlivened with several villages, but the
other has noUiing reiuarkable. At
Witheroaey, K. E. of Patrtngten, tliere
WM formerly a priory subordinate te
the Abbey of Albemaile iu France, so
early as the reign of King John. Po^
pulatton 10 tA.

Marked itay,] Sat.

Fairs.] March 89, July la, and Dec
% fbr shoes, Unen drayeiy, Wtmlten
clothe, copper and tin waire, toys, &c.
A bye post arrives here from BuU
erery To«a. Pfi. and Sat.

/sn«.3 .Three Tiint, and Sunpaon^

Dist-. from London I8><|m. lo frona
Hedon, i« fr(«t HoU, gD &wm Boroaea,
and d6 from York.

PATTEBDALE, (Westm.) a viflafw.
namanticaUy situated in a vale at the
bead^f Ulbwater take: it Imw a to-
lerable uood inn for visitors calted the
King's Am>c. Here is atbam of •kv^
pcikfioxis hills, and in tltese secl«idf d
reaions are delightful retreats, emlx«w-
eredio grpvesand oyfrhv^g bv shaggy
rocks, with the smooth surface nC
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rendered iiilt more romantic by the
frequent nobe of tumblinK cataracts.
At Patterdale is the seat of J. Moim
sey, («q. whose ancestors bare for a^es
obtained the disiinguished appellation
©f the Kinigtof Pattendale.

Dist. 9^i m. from Londoni and 8 m.
from Ambleside.

PEAK FOREST, (Derbysh.) a small
Tillage, containing 6S6 inhabitants,
and 130 bouses : it is a chapelry be.
loncins; to Haihersage. The church
is said to have been built by tiie
Countess of Shrewsbury, and is now
under the patronage of the Duke of
Devonshire. William Ferrers, Eari of
Derb>, gave to the Monks of Lenton,
in Nottinghamshire, the tithe of all his
crsarts in the forest of High Peak.
The name (Peak Forest) is not applica
bJe to the village <mly. but to an ex-
](ensive tract of land, formerly covered
with trees, but now naked, forlorn,
and apparently unprofitable. The fo-
rest wasantiently called De alto Pccco,
and included the parishes of Cattleion,
Hope, Chapel, or Boden, and Glossop,
in this county ; and Mottram inLong-
dendale, in the county of Chester. It
Was stocked with red deer, which, by
tradition are reported to have traversed
the country 'sn low as Ashford. Mo.«t
of the deer ptrished in a deep snow,
about the time of Elizabeth, or the be-

i inning of the reign of James the first.
lauy petrified hums have been found
in thf lituestone tracts. Tlie ItmeMuuc
quutrieit un the Peak Forest, ot cupy an
extent of nearly ^ a mile in length, and
S or 300 yards in ureadth. Here many
workmen are continually employed in
boring the rock$, and shattering them
into pieces by the explosions of gun-
powder. A rai/icay fXtt-nds~from the
quarries to Cbapel-en-Ye-Friih. where
an inclined plane has been formed on
the side of a mountain, to convey the
limestone tu th*; Manchester canal*
The velocity with which the loaded
carts descend is regulated by mechaiti-
Ciil prinriple>. About i m. to the N.
W. of the Peak Forest is Eldeu Hole, a
tremendous chasm, between 60 and l^t
feet deep, concerning which there are
many m a rvell>us reports in circufation.
PEOWtiLL, (Kent) a small haniici
to Ramsgate, and in the parish of St.
Lawrence in the Isle of Thanot. It is
situated at the head of a fine hay,
about I m. west of Uamsgate; from
which town as well as from Margate,
Broadstairs, &c. parties are frequently
formed to dine, take tea, kc, Mt the
Belle Vue, a pleasantly situated tavern,
which Is genteelly fi!ted up, and where
the writer of this article with pleasure
rvtfvrds that the a^comnodatioos are



good, and promptly afforded, and th«
charges are moderate. Sir Wm. Oar*
row bus an elegant seat at Pegwell. Bcu
I ween tliis place and Ramsg<<te is
West Cliff a beautiful marine villa be-
loneinatoTho. Warre, e*q.

FEMBROKESHIRB, (Snnth WaleiA
a maritime county surrounded on all
sidesby the sea, except on the N. E*
divisions where It is separated by the
river Tivy, from the county of Car*
di^an, and on the E. where it ac^joini
Caermarthensh. I( forms the south
western extremity of Wales, as Cum*
wall does that of England. Its shape Is
very irregular, both towards the Und,
and towards the sea) \th leneth has
btren estimated at 35 m. from N. to S.
and its extreme breadth from £. to W.
at 30.

So'd^ Climate^ Productions, Con^ .
merce, &c.] The soil of Pembrokeshire
-includfs the extremes of botii good and
bad, with all the intermediate grada>« '
tiuns. The surface of the county la
for the most part hilly, but not inoun*
taiiious, and the county' is in general
well watered. The north eastern jiart,
which alone is mountainous, yields
abundance of good pasture fnr sheep^
and cattle. The southern pan pro*
duces good crops t>f grain, and also
contains large quantities of coal and
culm, and its coasts abound with iron
stone. On the sea coast are some va^-
luable fisheries. Pembrokeshire ex-
ports a great number of oX'^n ; large
profits are made by *the breeding of
ht))js, and its salt, butter, and cheese
form pretty considerable articles of
comm«rce. The whole county abuunda
with goats, and Willi wild fowl of vari-
ous kinds, some of which are seldom
scvfii in any other part of Britain. The
tliniate is temperate, and the aif salu-
brious. The frost seldom conttiuies
with severity for any lonsiderable
time, nor does snow lie long ou the
ground, but generally dissolves in a day
or twi> after it f&\U. It is geuerally
supposed that there Is more rain iiv
Pembrokeshire than in any other part
of the kingdom, bro>tght by westerly
winds, from the Atlantic Ocean. Tha
only manufactures of the cuunty con-
sist ot a cotton mill, near Haverford
West,winch employs about 1 50 persons,
a forge atBtuckpool, and some iron
and tm works on the Tivy.

Rieers.} The principal rivers of this,
county, aretheiivy, ilia Clethv, and,
the Dougledge. The Tivy, properly
speaking, is a rlvfir of Caennarthensii*
The Clethy rises at the foot of a hill
in this county called Vrennybawr,
which lie» some m. 8. E. of Newport.
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the Doagledge. twar tt« cmilliix with
the witcrt bf Mllford -Hnven. T\\t
Douitiedge, vhicti ii a eojruption ot
the originHl British woidt, Dciu Gkd-
heu, or two swordsf rises to «he S. of
FisiigUHrd, and iimmne 8. B. and S.
Ikatses by Havi^rrord West, and falls
with the fiverClcttiy into Milforri Ha-
»en. The less tonsideratile rivt»re are
the 6«aine, the fitrati, tlie Kiug, the
idevern, and the Radfnrd.

DivMioiijf, TweriSf Dioctte, &c.] "Pem-
brokeshire wa* aoiiently tnhRbitedt^
the Dimets, and is now included in
theN.W. circuit, in the province o1
Canterbury, and diocese of Si . David.
It is divided into 7 fatindieds, wliicli
rontain i city, and 8 market towns,
vis. St. David*!, Fishguard, Haverlorrt-
West, KiUgurrinr, Newport. Ptm-
broke. Tenby, Whut«in, and Narbctii,
an4 Ub pterisbes, occupied by (K),6lh
inhttbitnnts. It returns 3 members
to parliMrnvnt, l for the couuiVf «nd
^r Haverford West, and Pembrrfkc,
1 each.

PEMBKOKB, C8. Wales^ a m. town
whicli gives numc to the county, and
is ptedisantly situated on '2 fcmall rivers
that run into Penermouth, the inner-
most creek of Milford Huven, and over
whii li there are ^ handsome bridi^ee.
The town ii> built upon the ridgn of a
long and narrow neck, gradually as-
ceiiOing to the highest point, in its up-
nroarh bearing a resemblance to Edin-
Durgh, whertron stand the remanisof its
antient castle^ which appears to have
been of Norn. an architecture, with a
mixtare of the early Gothic. The priu-
cip il tower which is uncommonly
lofty, is pcrfe t, with its stone Taulted
roof vet remaining. This castle is re-
inark.Ale for having bten the birth
place of Hetiry VII. Pembroke itf the
county town, i.nd a corporation, go
Teriied by a roHyor, 'bailiif-, and bur-
gesses, and in conjunction with Tenby
And Whiston, sends one member to the
British purliament, The town chiefly
consists of one long street, reatninj!
ft-om Edst to West it is well builti
•nd nell inhabited, and has tw«j
churches, St. Mary's and 8t.M« ha I's,
besides un.M her named St. Ni. ht:laa»s
in iliesuburhs. .Here is liktwlse » Ciis-
tom house, '"opulatinn 9415. This t.
has declined in pntportinn afe Huvtr-
f»rd West has increased. Here is an
Itidiffeiontly endowed free school. The
»e«ty sesstortsfor the hundred ofCVsila
Alirtin are lielU liere -, ai'd once a lort-
iiight the ^nayoi* holds a .court Ler*.
The town has «chur< hes, beside ch^-

KIs for tlie metbodists, and a town
11. The MiUord Haven Co^b passes



Market Day."] Sat,

Fait".'] May 14, Trinity Mon. July
10, and Sep. 'is. . ,

Poit.'] The post sets out regalarly

frum Pembroke at 8 o»clock every

morn, and returns every even, about S.

Primipal /nal New Jnn, Greea

Dragon, ;ind Kin a's Arms.

Dist- Irom London 2bO m. and 1ft
from CaerniartI.en.

PENOLF.TON, (Unc.) is a large
populoi<s,,and thriving vil. containing
many capital houses, and continually
increasing} the whole forming a lar;e
suburb to the towns of Manchester
and Salford, to which it is atmost join-
ed, by the continuance of the builainv.
though m the year 1780, itwasa small
rural vitlai{c, having a may-pole,
round which the lads and lasses
danced, after bedecking it with gar-
Unda. The pole still remains, but tht
rural fate has no longer its innocent at-
tractiona. Petvdieton hoasis a hand*
some square, r«*cently built, and some
good streets. It is in the parish uf
Eccles, under which it has a chapel oT
ease, dedicated to St. Thomas; th«
living is a perjpetual curacy; patron,
the vicar ot Eccles. This place also
contains a Methodist chapel, and a
burial place for the Jews. In the val-
Jey below the village, is a Danish tu-
mulus. The population in \m\ waa
4805 inhabiianis, who are chieflv em*
ployed in the manufActure of Man-
che'ster uouds. ^

PEN 1 STONE, (Yorks.W.B.) a small
m. t. w'th a handsome church aad
well endowed gtamniar school. Popu-
lation MA. ftfarkel is held on Tues.
Fairs, la^tThurs. in Feb. and March,
first Thviis. in May, andThur^. alier
Old M.chnelmas Day. />rincip« r inn,
the Kose and down. Here is a re-
ceiving house for letters.

DiM. from London 1773 m. front
Sheffield 14 m. from Dom aster M*
from Manchester 08^, from Stockport
wi, 13 from Hudders^field, and 4Sbom
York.

PENKRIDGE. CStalTordsh.) a m. t,
situated on the river Penk, fio-u which
it takes iu name, and over which it
has a stone bridge, in the central part
of the ci'umy, it is vulgarly call»d
Piinkrage, and according to Mr. Cam-
den Is the Peiuiocrucinm, a Roman l.
6t Antoninus J bm as Penkridge lies a
mile or two N. of the military w,.y,
and there are scarcely any other
grounds for this conjecture, than the
mcie similitude of names, Dr. Plot who
wrote the hisioiy ot Stafturd shire
places tiiePennocrucium at Strtetun,
upon Ikenild Street neur Tutburj-.
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«nd here WMSunce a monastery. Here
ii likewise a charity scli'ciot for ti boys
andsgrrls. No material trade is car-
ried on at Penivndge, which was for-
merly a large an J handsome tuwn,
but now is gi'r.aily reduced. Popula-
tion 943.
Market iKiyO Tues.
Fain,] April 30, and October I0»
nrhicb last isH noted horse f^ir. Let-
ters are dispatched from ('eiikrldge t«
Wufterhampton, and thence to Lon-
don every morn, at loj Ate brought to
Peiikrid^e every day, at 3 in the aft.
and dlsvatched' for Staiford at the same
hour, 3 in' the afi.

Principal /nn.] Kina** Arms. Kear
Penkridge h the seat oT Sir E. Lyitle-
ton, to whom the {treat tythes t>f the
parish belong. Distant from London
19P9m.

PENRITH, (Camberlamd) a m« t.
situated at tlie foot of an eminence, ia
a pleasant vale called Inglewood Fo.
rest, which extends from hence lo Car-
lisle, not far from the river Petterel,
and trom the condux of the rivers El-
'^ mot and Loder. It is a place of con-
sid^erable antiquity; its name is evi-
dently British, and as it dcnn;es a red
summit, it is probably derived from
the eminence CiiUed Peuriih Fell, un-
der which the town is built. This
eminerice, whirh is of a reddish colour,
is very conspicuous at a great distance.
Its e^fy history is unknown, but at
the time of tlie Norm.in coivtue«t| the
•nanor of Penrith and I«B;lewood Fo-
rest, were in pucsessitMi of tiie Scots,
who were soon after dispossoMil, al-
though they siill kept up tueir claim to
the s counties of Cumberland, Weat-
moreliind, and Noi[ihttmberland. Pen-
rith, in the disposition of its sireets/
is very irregularly cunstructed, but
many of the iiouses are well buMt and
convenient; the buildings are of red
*tone, and in general cu\ered with
•Ute. Tliepoiiuliktion iscumputi'd-at
'W>out sooo. T^ie ittuabitants are thiefly
employed in the holiness of agricul-
ture, or in the weiivum nf check « and
<he m&king of hats. The churcb i%. a
neat, but phiin stnicture; the body
wa« rebuilt of red stone in I7a«, KSd
connected with the antient tower,
which still remains; the iiitecior is
piirticulariy neai and convcnieat. In
thechunh yard is that Mngularaio- '
nuineut of untiqMi'y, cailert the gi«nts
Itrave; two pyramuiioal stone piUart
•rand at tlie oppo«it<r' end* of th« grave,

• bout i& feet asunder; they are ti feet

• inches, in height, and nearly b feet
in c rcumference at- the bottnm, where
they are morticed into round stones,
e«i»b«4kled ia tbo earth. TIm



between them is tnclowd by 4 thiiv
semicircular stones, 2 on eacb side, of
unequal lenstha, but little more than
«3 inches in height. This mfOnument i»
believed to refer to the British king.
Ewain, or Owain Csesarius, a warrior.^
gigantic size, who reigned in this conn*
try, in the time of Ida. one of the
Anglo Saxon kings. At a little distance,
from the above monument, is a sin^e
sione b feet 8 inches in iHright, called
the giant's thumb. This seems to be
an antient cross, the base of which if
sunk into the earth. On an eminence*
W« of the town, are thv ruins of a
castle, which appears to have been
built in the form of a parallelogram,
and was fortified with a very deep oiit*
ward fos«, and a walled rampart. Ott
the heights to the N* of Penrith is a
square stone building, called the Be»*
con. The ascent to it is difficult, but
the prospects from the hill are so varied
and bcaunful, that all sen&e of fatigue
is lost, in the variety of delightful
view*, the whole county spreading be*
fore the sight like an immense map,
that on aU sides round, present Utem-
selves te tUe vye, Penrith has a large
market place^ and a rem •rk-abte water
course bruuKht from the Pettercl ; here
is also a free school, together with
f harity schools^ and meetinv houses
f«»r the Pres >yterians and Q«akeni,
Considerable improvcnieuts have been
made of 1 ite years, by the erection c.f
commodious honses, of new stiambles
on the plan of tlinseait Carlisle, and of
a new and handsome aK«em bly mom,
erected by the Dnfce of Devonshire,
who b lord of ihie manor of Penrith.
Ilie race course is one of the first in the
north of England, and the annual races
are well auended. The races continne
thiee dsys and the hunt also last*
t hree days } it is frequented by the first
noblemen in the kingiloatin the. month
of Octob<r. Here also is a Sunday
schcK>l for boys und girlT, supported by
volittiiary roniributionf, a pMbllcsnli-
scriptlrm library, arid a museum of
natural curiosities. The church con-
tains a cnpti d ocgan, latefy bequeathed
by a gentleman t the orgnnist is paid
by voluntaiy sobscriptiims. Ten m.
from Penrith is Sh.tp Spa, » mineral
spring beneficially employed for various
maiatties. Penrith is governed by S
justioesa

MirkH Days.] Tiies. in winter, and
Tues. and ^at. iu summer.

Fairs.] AonlS^and 96, Whit Tues.
Sep. 97. and Nov- 11.

Pmi] The mail asrlvci at | past/; in
the aft. and goes ont at ? in the morn.

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There It ftlto a daily mail to Man*'
che*t<*r, every mom. at 6, which re<
turns at 7 hi the cTen. of the tame day;
and a coach to Whitehaven on Mon.
Wed. and Fri. at 10 in the mom. which
. rcturat un Tu. Th. Sat. at a in the
even. Letters for London are put in
Iwfore 8 in the room, thote for the N.
•nd other partt by lO.

Principaltunt.'i TheNew Crown, for
families and travellers, and the George
, for travellers. There are, besides these,
iiot less tiian 59 other inus or houses of
entertainment for travehcrs and others.
Coadin and H^aggom.} The London
nail arrfyet from the 8. at IS at noon,
and leaves every morn, at lO. Man-
chester mail leaves every morn, at 6
o'clock, and returnt the same even, at
6 o'clock. Liverpool mail arrives in
the morn. A-om the S. at 8, and sets out
at 1 1 hf) the forenoon, all these ko and
return from Carlisle, and pass through
Fenrith, which is the greatest tho-
roughfare in the N. London heavy
coach Mon. Wed. and Fri. leavet here
about 9 in the mom. and returns on
the altern-ite days about 12 from Lon-
don. A ooHCh to Keswick every otiier
day at 8 in the mom* which returns the
aame ev. and the Liverpool heavy coach
which leaves here every niiiUt betwixt
9 and 10, and proceeds through Kendsil,
Lancaster; and all these go from the
New Crown inn. Waggons every day
to all parts of the kingdom, but hours
not very regular.

&enl£na«i*t Sratt.} Lowthe Castle.
5 m. from Penrith, belonging to the
Eatt of Lonsdale, K. 6. { Brougham
Hdtll, seat of H. Brougham, esq.}
t*«rleton Hall, the aeat of the Right
Hon. Sir Thomas Wallace, M.P. ad
jnins Penrith. About .9 m. W. is
Dure Caktle, formerly the seat of the
Ddicre family, and about 4 or & m. on
the 1. is an antient structure, Graystock
Castle, the seat of the Duke of Nor-
folk.

Penrith is dist. from Ltrndon hv 60
rough Bridge tsS^ m. and by Man-
chester 1188 m. also dist. from Curlisie
about 18 n«. K. «6 from Kendal, and
lOV from Edinburgh.

PENttYHN, (Comwnin am. t.situ-
atedin tlu^flnndred of Krrrier,on the
declivity of a hill, in a Inild and varied
country, at tlie head of a creek which
runs frtim hence into Falmouth Haven.
Penryhn ts a Ibrge town, and has h
pret^ constdemble trade in drying and
vending pilchards, and in the New-
ioundland fishery. The principal street
isapackius and airy, and in the place
are many veiy gnodT houses. It stands
In the t parifllies of St. Giuvias and
Uoikfow I hert are or lately wart the {



ruins of a church, which waa formerly
collegiate, with a provost and 19 pre-
ber.daries, but the presmt church is at
St. Giuvias, a small village, diat. about
i a m. froiQ^ Penryhn. Besides the
churdt, here aie a market house, town
hail, fish cross, and assembly rooms,
t(»gether with a good custom house and
quay. This town was first iacorporated
in the 18th year of King James I. Its
municipal authorities are vested In a
mayor, 8 aldermen, and 13 common
council men, with a recorder, &c. The
right of electing memhera to parlia*
ment, belongs to all such inhabitants
as pay s«*ot and lot. Number of voters
about !40. Houses SM), inhabitants
9713. Houses in St. Gluvia IM, inha-
bitanu 714. In Penryhn there are se-
veral warehouses for flour and grain,
imported from the Isle of Wight, fcc.
this place being a sort of granary for all
the 8W. parts of this county, and on
tlie streams which run through the
town, are 4 griat mills, and a paper
mill.
Mar^t Dayg.^ Wed Fri. and Sat.
Fairs.'] May I, July 7, and Dec. «1.
Poit."} The London mail comes in at
5 in the aft. and goes out at 4 P^^t S.

Principal Jnn»,'\ Ked Lion, and King*
Arms, where a very numerous and re-
spectable lodge of freemasons is come-
ttmes held. Between Penryhn and
Siicken Bridge, is Enys, the seat of I.
Rnys, esq. Dist. from London 9^6 m.
The siirronndina (ountry is finely
broken, well cultivated, beautiful, and
picturesque.

PENsFORD, (Som.) a small m. t.
sittrated in a valley on the banks of the
river Thew. It is 115^ m. fVom Lon-
'i<ui, K> m. from Bath, and 4 in. from
Keynsham. Formerly the manufac-
tufing of woollen cloth was carried on
here. Population 19*.

Market Jhiy and Fair*,\ Mar. is on
Tu.— Fiiirs, May fi, and Nov. 8.

PENZANCE. (Cornwall,) a m. t.
situatfd in the Hundred of Penwith,
on a creek at the N* side of Monnu
Bay, near the Enff*ish Channel, and
iibout 10 m. E.of the Land's End. Tlie
streets aic tolerably well paved, and
the houses in general conveniciit, if
net handsome. In the town there is
ti chapel of ease, built within tjhe last
40 years, besides several meeting
hnnses for dissenters, and a synagogue
for the Jews. The mother church is at
Madcrn or Madrpn, a neighbouring
village situated about « m. NW. of
Pensance, appearing to be somewliat
Urger than Truro, and has paved
streets, Imt it is iM>t ctmsidered as so
elegant a t. Penzance is populous, and
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•hips belonging to it. The harbour,
however, i$ not fit for large vessels, be-
ing almost dry at low water. A new
pier was bnilt here, about 40 year<t ago>
The corporation consists of a mayor,
recorder, IS aldermen, and 94 common
cocncil men. In respect of the cheap-
ness of provisions, particularly fish, of
which there is a great abundance of all
sorts, as also the mildness of the cli*
mate, and the fertility of the adjacent
country^ this place is scarcely to be
equalled in any other part of Great
Britain. The great number of ships of
war, merchMntmen, fishing boats, &c.
frequently to be seen lying in Mount's
Bay, contributes not a little to form
-Jbetore the town, a veiy interesting
scene. In the vicinity are seveial plea-
sant walks throoRh shady dingles, and
over gentle swelling hills. The prin-
ci|Mit mode of conveyance- to the
Scillv islands, is from Penxantx, which
is the most westerly port of South
Sritain. All the surrounding covntry
abounds in metallic ore. Population
4Wt.

Market DoyO Thur*.
Fain.l Trinity Thurs. and Thurs.
before Advent.

Fsit.] Tlie post arrives here fh>m
Helcione, every day, about 9 o'clock



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