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ment. Number of voters S8. There
are, at pteseot, 39,400 tons of shipping
which belong to this port. The York
and EdInborKh coaches pass througti

Market Day» an^ Fairs.'} Mar. d«ys,

Thurs. (the principal one) and Sat.^-*

Fairs, Holy Thius. and Nov. M.
Pott.) The post generally comesin

abont 6 o'clock in the morn, aad goes

out at 9 in the aft.
Barikers.'] Messrs. Wood all and Co.

who draw on Down and Co* London ;

and Messrs. Lister and Co. who draw

on fiorid and Co. ditto.

Prtnciptil Inns.} Blacksmith's Arms,'

Mew Inn, Qenrse, Old Globe, Talbot,
Pyed Bull, and Ked Lion.
OentlemanH Seat,} At the dtst. of

About m. is Hackn€8s, the seat of Sir
Kich. B. Johnson, bart.
Scarborough is dist. from London by

Lincoln, 9J4 m. and hy York 935.
SEDBERG, (Yorksh. W. R ) a m. t.

containing 180 inhabitants. Its mar.
is on Wed. and fuirv ure held on Mar.
%6, and Oct. 9g.for cattle. &c.
Principttl Inn,'} The King's Arms.
Dist. from London i6b m. 10 from
Kendal, and 77 fiom York. '

SKLBY, (Yorksh. W. R.) a m. t.
situattd on the r. b»nk of the river
Ousp, at the diit. of about is m. neKriy
8. fvom York. It is a small but popu.
ious t. has several merchants, and
some trade, the river here beinu na*
vigable for ressels of a considerable
lAze, which sail to London and other
ports. The trade of this place has
been much improved of late years, by
a new canal that communicates from
hence with the rlvcrsAireard Calder.
King Henry I. was horn at Selby •, ar.d
his father, William the Conqueror,
built a noble abbey here for Benedict-
tine monkc, in the year 10G9, which at
the general dissolution, was granted
to Riilph Sadler. Its abbots were mi-

-tred. The remains are considerable;
and the W. end of the church is now.

-parochial. There has been lately

• er«' .ted here, over the Ouse, one of the
m»«r complete au<l handsome wooden
bridges in the kingdom) much ad-
mired for the i|aickness of difpatcU
Mcd in admitting f«««eU ttHougb it.



by means of a loaf or swivel ro the
centre, whicK thongh e&tin»aied to
weigh 70 tons or upwards, can be open-
ed or shut in the space of 1 minute.
Popalation 3368.

Market Days and Fairs,"} Mar. day.
Moil.— Fairs Easter Tues. June 93, and
Oct. 10.

Post,} The post, which t« a subaltern

to Ferrybridge, comes in every mom.

at? o'clock, and goes out every aft. at 4

PHndpal Irm.} George.

Geutlemen*s Seats,} At Camels&rtb,

near^elhVi the seat of Price Jeoelyn,

esq. and at Cowtck, the Hon. Viscount

Downe has u seat.

Se^by i& dist. from London 177 m.

SETfLB, (Yorksh. W. R.) am. t.

situated on the river Blbblc, over which

it has a 9toue bridge, and ih the wes>

tern border of the co. among the hills

which seuanite Yorksh. from Lancash.

and in tne road from York to Lancas*

ter. The t. is irregularly built, but

has a spacious mat ket place. The

parish church is at Gigeleswick« on the'

opposite side of the river. Popuhu

tion, 1153.

Market Day and Fairs.} Mar. day.
Tues. also, a good market for fat and
lean cattle every Mon. fortnight.—
Fairs, Th. befi>re Good Fri. S fortnight
fairs every other Fri. from thence to^
Whitsun»ldt •, April «6, Whii. Tue«,
Aug. 19. and CKr. «?- • . . „

Post.] The post goes out for the S.
nn&m^ Tufs. Wed. and Fri. at 7 in
the morn, and on Mon. and Thurs at
^ past n in the mem. arrives on the 4
days first'mentioned at ft in the aftn.
The N. post arrives on Sun. Wed. and
Fri. at 10 in the even, and set* out on
Mon Thars. and Sat. immediately on
tUe arrival of the S. post ot that day,

jiankern.} Messrs. But beck and Co.
who draw on Dimsdale and Co.

Principal Inns.} Golden LtOD» and
Spread Eagle. . . . „ .

Coache,} TheLeedi %t York coaches
pass through daily.

GenOontnU Seats,} Between the t.
and bridge, on the r. is Marshfield,
Mrs. Parker; and over the bridae, on
the r. is Stackhouse, W. Clapharo,
esa. and from the bridge al» on r. is
Langdiffe Place, Edw. Clayton, esq.
Dtsr. from Loudon, 933 m.
SEVEN OAKS. (Kent) a m. t. situ*
ated near the river Darent. on the r.
to Rye, at the dist. of about 7 m. ih>m
Tunbridge, N. W. It is so named
from 7 »ery great high oaks, which
stood near it when first built. Seven
Oaks, is a well built t. and a great tho-
roughfare. Here is an hospital and a
freeschool, by Sl^William Rumpstead*
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{icbild, and fo«md m the sireH: here, but
ijvrho became afterwards, lord mayor of
(, London. The Ant foundation of the

school was in the year 141*}. which
Queen Blliaheth afterwards confirmed.

1 and greatly anamented the revenues of
yit. There'are 6 exhibiUoni annually,

of IS/, each, but not c^nftned to any
. particular cone.;e or univeriily.
,i Market Dny and Fnirs.} IVfar. day,
[iSat.— Fairs, July >0, andOt. 1-2.
Inns.'] Royal *Oi»lc, and Crown.
1^ 'Post.] M«il arrives at i past ift aft.
■f and goes out at l in the morn.
L €oaeh«s\ Go frotn the Black Lil^n,
Water-lane, on Tues. Thurs. nnd Sat.
J at ^ past I } fWm Boh-in-Tun, Fleet-
street, at S aftn. Summer, and « lifin.
t Winter, (Sun. excepted); and from
the Oolden Cross, CharingCross, daily,
at 4 past 3, except 8nn.
: Gentihiu^m Seats."] Ai the ^nd<^f the
. t. is Knowle House and Park, the seat
, of the Duke of Dorset. T«ie honse is
quadranf^Qlar, and a ffoble pile of
, Gothic structure; with the ai^acent
, buildings it covers above 5 acres of
land. The rooms and galleries are fur-
I ntshed willi a great number of paini-
i ings, by the most capital masters.—
. The park is finely diversified by wind-
ing vales and risWg grounds, and or-
namented with rich plantations. (»n
I the r. is a white house, the seat of M.
Lambert, esq. Beyond Knowle park,
on the 1. is River HilT, H. Woodcote,
, esq. and a little further, also on the
I. is Belle Vue, H. Gordon, esq.
Dist. from London 94 m.
SHAFTSBURY, (Dorsetsh.) a m. t.
I situated in the northern extremity of
, the county on a high hill, ^hich com-
^ niands an extensive prospect into the
counties of Wilts and Somerset, and
in the great post road from London to
Taunton. The towri contakis about
5fl0 houses, many of which areof fVee-
stone, and about 9635 inhabitants. Be-
sidC's the two churches, here is a neat
town-hall, where the guaftcr sessions
are held, a presbytenan meeting, a
free school, e alms-houses, and scvt:ral
remains of antiquity. The to..n is a
corporation, vested oy charter of 17th
Charle&ll. in a mayor, recorder, and
13 capital burgesses. Shuftsbury^ has
returned members from the beginning
of parliaments to th* present time,
savmg a defect in 3 reigns, viz. Henry
VU. Henry VIII. ind Edward VI.—
The right of election it In the inhabl-
tands paying «cot and lot. Number of
voters 9^i. The thief miinuf«cture of
the t. is that of shirt buttons, in which
about ISOO persons, chiefly wouicn and
jchildren, are i;m^loyed. Watier » so



scarce hefe, that they are obliged lo
fetch it from some distance, ia carta
or on horses.

Market Dag nfirf Fttirs.'] Mar. Sat,
Fairs, Sat. before Palm Sun. Midsum-
mer Day, and Nov. 44.

Poit.] The tiost from London comes
in every day in tiie week, except Sat.
at II in the morn, aind departs at 3 ia
the aftn.

Bankeft.^ Messrs. lawyer and Co*
draw on Glyo and Co. fx>ndon.
Principal /art.] Red Lion.
Conqh an<l fFaggon.'] A post coach
sets out for Shaftsbury, ur Shastofi,
•as it is sometimes cilted, from the
Bell and Crown, Holbom, daily, at 11
in the morn, and 5 in the afternoon ;
and a waggon from the Swan, Holborn
Bridge, on T'j. TU. & Sat in tlie morn.
. Ckntlemen*g Seats.} Dist. about J[a
ni. i? Pensbury House, the seat of Sir
F. Svkes, bart, and dist. about 3 m.
Sedge Hill House. W- Hellyar, erq.

I5hafisbury is dist. from London lOl
m. Through the t. on the r. is a turn-
pike roud to Wincauton. At the dist*
of about 1 m. is Jihaftsbury turnpike-
gate, where on the r. there is a turn-
pike road to Hindon.

SHEERNESS, (KentJ am.t. seated
on the NW. point of the island of
Sheppcy, where lite Medway joins the
Thames, at the W. Swale, or princi-
fa.\ mouth of the first mentioned river.
In the year ifi-j?, tli is place was taken
and some slight fortifications destroyed
by the Duich ; after which a fort was
erected, which has ?ln( e " been in •
creased to a regular fortification, with
a garrison under a governor, lieutenant-
governor, fort-major, and other ofli-
cers ; and there is, it present, such a
line of 'heavy cannon, completely com-
manding the mouth of the river, that,
no fleet of men of war could attempt
to pass oy, without the hazard of heinic
torn to pieces. In fact, Sheerness is
not only a fortress, but a respectable
town, with several streets it it, and
peopled with inhabitants of various
descriptions, but chiefly consist of such
whose occupations oblige them to re-
side here. The ofticets of ihe ord-
nance have here an office for the fur-
nishing of every ship with military
stores, and to check t he officert of the
ships in demand of those stores. Here
is also a y-.trd for the building of ships,
with a (lock intended cliiefly for re-
pairing slups that may meet with
some sudden and unlooked-for acci-
dent; but these are generally fifth and
*ixth rate ships, small frigates, yachts,
&c. althouch sotuetimes large vessels
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Iiai been erected for the convenience
of the inhabitants, but the minister
if of the mother chtirch. An excel-
lent spring was lately discovered here,
ill consequence of a well having been
•unk below the sea, before which, the
ywd and garrison were supplied with
fresh water from Chatham • Sheerne ss
is generally reckoned one of the most
tmhealthy spots in the kingdom.—
Population, i&ib, including »so con^
victs un board a hulk.
Markti Day.'} Sat.
Dist. from London 4<T m*
SHEFFIELD, (Yorks.) is a large
afid populous m. t.of the W. Riding,
and in the wapentake uf Sta|Vhrd and
Tickhill. It stands at the junction of
thr rivers SIteaf and Don, over each of
which is a stone bridge; and within
ft m. of the Measbrook, a small stream
which separates the two counties of
York and Derby. It is the chief town
of an illdefined district, called Hallam-
•hire, from a place of that name, which
appears to have been of considerable
consequence at the time of the great
Norman survey, though sn total has
been its ruin, that now the veiy sciie
of it is uncertain. This district abound-
ing in mines of iron, the inhabitants
were, at a very early period, engaged
in various nianufactures of that metal, .
knd still a very lar^e proportion uf its
population are so employed. It is cal-
culated, that not fewer than 40,(XX>
persons are engaged in the various
branches of the iron manufactures.
Those who make knives, scissHrs,
•hears, 'scythes, sickles, files, and edged
tools of various descriptions, are in-
corporated by act of parliament 21
Jac. i. by the style of the corporation
of cutlers in Hallarashire. They are
governed by a master (who is annual-
ly elected) two wardens, 6 seachers,
and 34 assistants, who hold their meet-
ings for the regulation of trade and
other purposes, at a hall built by them
in the town of Shcfiield. The articles
enumerated above are considered as
the staple man IS factures of the place,
and for these the town and neighbour-
hood have long been held in the high-
est reputation, both at home and a-
broad. But beside the manufactories
of these articles, there are in the town
Of its immediate vicinity, founderies
for casting of larger iron articles, and
ektensive concerns in a branch of
trade, to which Sheffield oy^ns a consi-
derable portion of its present conse-
quence as a manufacturing town, the
making of silver- plattd goods, li also
partakes with Birmingham in the but-
ton irade.j here are wiiiie lead works,
asda large cotton factory. Besides the



incorporated callers, there are three
other corporate bodies within the t.
namely, I . The t. regents, who are 7 of
the prmcipai inhabiunts, to wliom it
entrusted the management of a certain
property in bouses and lands, given to
public uses by benefactors unknown,
and in time Immemorial. The income
from this property is expended ia
lighting the town, benefactions to the
public charities, and other misceU&ne-
ous services. 9. The chnrch bargesses,
who are I9 of the principal innabit-
ants, erected into a body politic and
corporate by patent t Marias, to whom
is committed the controul of another
public property, the income from
which, IS to be appropriated to the
perpetual support of S clergymen, who
are to assist the vicar at the parish
church, and to other purposes aa spe-
cified in th^r patent, s. The school
burgesses, who a^e the governors of a
^rammar-schooL which was founded
in the reign of James I, There ar«
here many noble charitable institu-
tions. Foremost in point of antiquity
stands tlie hospital of Gilbert, Eat I of
Shrewsbury, founded by his will dated
IdlS, but not erected till I670. Here
are dwellings for a limited number of
men and women, who receive a weekly
allowauce in money for their support.
Hollis*5 hospital was founded and en-
dowed by the family of Hollis, raised
\o wealth and consequence by their
commercial connections with this t.
Here 16 poor cutlers* widows have each
a comfortable dwelling, and are al-
lowed 7s. per week. A charity school
for poor boys founded in 1708, In which
60 bos[8 are clothed, fed and inntruct^
ed,. principally supported by voluntary
contributions. A school for poor girls,
upon tlie same plan, in which 60 are
constantly maintained. This was
erected in the year 17S6. In 1793 the
first stone was laid of an infirmary or
hospital near the tl and in the year
1797 this noble building was completed
and opened for the reception of pa-
tients. A Sunday and day school on
Dr. Bell's plan has lately been erected.
There is another school on Lancaster's
plan where ysoboys are taught, a school
of industry for poor girls, and many
pther charitable instiiutions on a
smaller scale supported by voluntary
contributions. H^re are many places
of public worship, vis*, the parish
phurchf:s of St. Paul's, and St. Jame&'s,
which with the ohapel at Talbqt'^ hos-
pital belong to the establisiiraent. The
upper .ciiapel in. Norfolk -street, the
neilier meeting in the same street, the
chapel in Queen-street, Howard-street,
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ScoUand-«treet, Garden ctreet, and
Lee Crc^, belonging to different dassea
of Dissenters. The Qnakeis and Ro-
man Catholics have also tlicir places
of worship. These chapels are in ge-
neral neat buUdings, but the three
chttfches may justly be considered as
C»rnaments to th6 town. St. Paul'o
and St. Jameses are comparatively no>
dern erections, but the parish churcb
is an antient and Tenerable pile. It
bas lately undergone a thoroush re-
pair. 1 n this chtt rch lie interred many
peraoM of distinction, vis. Lady Elixa*
betb Butler, 1610, Mary Countess of
Northumberland, Elizabeth, Cooatiws
of Lenox, mother to the unforcunate
Lady Arabella Stuart, four Earls of
Shrewsbury and thair C<Niatfe*ses,
Peter Rollet, the French SMretMiy. to
Mary, 6ueen of Scoti, simI other*.
For sevtfral of their persons have yet
remaining very superb monuments. Of
the other public bdilaings in the town,
may be mentioned the town-lt^itl. the
news-room, in the parish church yard,
the charity schools, hospitals ana tike
infirmary. Here is-also a subscription
library, but on a scale by no means
commensurate to the population and
opulence of the town : also a hand
some theatre aad assembly rooms.
Sheffield was for several hundred years
the principal place of rewdeno: for an
illustripos line of Fui nevalsJNevils, and
Talbots, to whom most of its inhahi.
tants were tenants, and through whom
a very large estate in this neighbour-
hood is descended, tofrether with the
manor, to His Grace tht Dulce of Not-
folk. They Knd a castle in the town,
at the junction of the two rivers. Here
Mary, Queen of Scots was confined,
during by far the largest part of tjic ig
years she spent in captivity in Eng-
land: but the curious travetler will
' look in vain for any traces cf this once
strong and spacious edifice. It was
demolished soon after (he civil wHts,
and its scite is now occupied by w« re-
houses, and dwelling-houses. The
same illustrious persons had also an
extensive park adjoining the town,- in
the centre of which stood a noble man-
sion, commanding a mngiiftcent pros-
jwctover the surrounding country. Of
til is there are considerable remains.
An establishment was kept up here by
its noble owners till the beginning of
the last century, when the park wws
divided into small farms, and the
house into small tenements. The
parish of Sheffield is divided into ei^
townships, vie. Sheffield. Ecclesal Bier-
lovr, Brightside Bierlow, Upper and
« 73 ether Hallam, and Attercliffe cum
Paraal. At Ecclesftl and Attercliffe



are chapels of easb to the parish
church. At the latter viBage and also
in the Bridge houses, which form a
part of Brightside Bierlow, at FuUwond
and Whitelmr Woodj are meeting-
'liouses for different classes of dissent-
ers. The river Don runs through the
parish, various smaller streams fall
into it, as the Sheaf, the Porter, the
Uiveling, and the Loxley. On the
branch of these streams^ are erected
forges and^nding wheels. The river
Don is navigable at 8 ra. distyfromthe
town. At this phice was born Dr.
Bohert Saundeison, Bishop of Limofn,
Mr. Francis Jesaop an eminent mathe-
matician and naturalist, one of the
cabinet members of the Royal Sock-ty.
and Mr. John Ralgny, the acute and
learned champion of Bishop Hoadley»
At Attercliffe was an academy for the
ediDCatioii of ministers among the pres-



bytefi«ndis^enteis, where Saunderson
the thlxd pTofefsor. and Dr. Seeker,
ArcHbirii^ of Canterbury, had part of
their education. And at ShdSeld re-
sided fhr many years Dr. Thomas
Short, a Iramed nhystcian, and au*
ther of v«ious medical works : in ono
ofihese he fives an account of a spring
of mineral water at Fullwood in thj*
parish. Horse races we're formerly
held here on Crooke*s Moor, but they
have been.discoiitinued for many years,
Sheffield is 163 m. dist. from London
6 from Rotherham, ISfiom Doncaster,
18 from Worksop, m from Chester-
field, it from Birnsby, Q4 from JVater-
field, and 54 from York. Tiie popula?^
lion in 181 1 was 63,'i3».

Market Days and Fairs."} The mar.
days are Tues. and Sat. and there arc
Sfa'vs in the year, viz. oh tl>e Tues. in
the week succeeding Whitsun w£ek,
and on Nov. 9P.

Principal Invs.} The Tontine Inn,
Healey's Hotel, Commercial Inn, and
the Kind's Hcnd.

GenUevtbn*s Seafs.] Went worth ho"?e
the magnificent sent of Earl Fitz^vjl-
liam is within R ni. of the town. Thun-
dercliffe Grange, the seat of the Earl of
Effingham 6 m. Sandbrck, the seat of
the liarl of Scarborough \i m. near to
which is Roche Abbey, in ruiivs, with
the grounds about 'it well laid out.
Wenlworth castle, the seat of H. Ver-
non, esq. formerly of the Earl of St.<f
ford, dist. 52 m. VVortley, the feat of
J. A. Stewart Won ley, e*q. 7 m. near
to which is Wharncliffe Lodge, in a
singularly rnniai^ic situation, whrre
the Lady Mary Wonley Montague
spent some part of her early life, and
where was born her sou, Uie sin^lar
j Mr. Wortley Montague. The rums of
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-SiiefBrid oa the Deibyshlre sidte of the
town.

Backers.} Messrs. Parker, Shores,
«ndk)l«kelock,drawon Moreland and
*Co. London, and Meairs. Walker.
Eyre and Hantejs, draw on^Everett and
*Co. London,

Pott.'] Letters for f«ndon, Binning-
-ham. Manchester, •LtverpAol, &c. fcc.
received till half past le o*itock in the
«ven. For Leeds«nd the West Riding
of Yorkshire, till 8 iTclock in the even.
For DoncaAter, York, and the N. till S
o*ck>ok in the aft.

CooeAes .] .The mail toLondon every
morn, at half pas^ s o'clock, to Bir-
AitUi^hami M^nchrster^ Liverpool, &c.
&c. at 3 o'clock in the mnrn. to ©on-
•Cdsterand theN. at 3 o'clork in the
aft. to Leeds, &c. at 10- <f*okK k in the
even. Oth^roo^cbes to Londi»n every
mom. from the Tentinc and King^s
Head Inns, and aUo to Doiicaster,
York, Hull, &r. To I..eeds evf ry even.
wJien the London coaches come in.

Wafftfoiw.'] T«> L4>ndon from Pick-
ford's and Hunt*s narehonses.; to the
Nor(h and tp Birmingham, from An-
<ferton's i to MMnclufittT, &\. from
JoUnson's, Hibbeisun's, and others.
Wagjjuns from various houses to other
parts of the kinsdoni.

SheWield is dist. from London, by
Newark, 160 m. and by Notiiiigliam
1^4 ra. On the Nottingham road, on
the r. tlicre is a turnpike roxd to
Worksop, uod i on the I. to Huddf rs-
^€ld. Across the river Don, and on
r. there is a tarnpike road to Kother-
ham.

SHEPTON MALLETT. (Somcrsctsh )
a m. t. sitnaitrd in a low v^ley, well
■filtered with rivulets for theVlotlii^r*s
1)U!,ineBs, b m. K. of the city of WcUs,
And about I6 i*. W. of Bath. This
place contains about 100 houses, and
aboMt 4C38 inhabitants. Ihe church
fttdnds on Jthe <£. side of the roniket.
place, and is a very lar^e «nd hand-
some edifice. Here are also places of
^utr^hip for the mcthodlsts, presby'e-
rinnt, a»d quakers. Tlie t. has long
been famous for its manafactuie of
woollen cloth and knit 8t«>ck':nK:s. —
The streets are very namw, sttep, and
irregular. The market- cross is -x cu-
rious structure, consisting ot 5 arclie?,
«upborti'd by iie4>thgotial coUuiins : it
■was" eretied m the year J.>oo, and
lands of a considenible value have
heen appropriated for its snpport. —
The town is govemed by h consi.ible.

Market Day and fair} 7V!..r. day,
t'ri. orijjinnlly Mon. — Fair, Auk. a.

i'o»t.] The post sets out to London
Aery morn, except Snt. at luo'clock>



and arrives from thence every day ex-
cept Mnn. at -I o'clock In the aft. set*
out for Wells at 10 in the mom. and
arrives from thenre at 4 in the aft.

Principal /itnt.] Oeorge, Bell, and
Treemason's Arms.

Coaches.} A coarh troea from the BeKe
Sauvage, Luogate Hill, on Sun. Tues.
and Thurs.atsaft.

Gentlfmn^t Seats.] At or near 3hep«
ton Mallet is the seat of Wm. Provis*
esq. and the seats of — Eamea, esq.
and Francis Morgan, esq.

Dist. from London turn.

SHBRBO^NB, (Yorksh.)«ee SHIRE-
BOURNE.

SHERBOURN, (Dorsetsh.) a m. t.
pleasantly situated, partly on the
acclivity of a hill, and partly in the
fertile vale of Bolackmore, about 40
m. W. by S. of Sslisbury. It ii a t.
of considerable antir\nity, having been
erected into a bi&hopric by Ina, king
of the *West Saxons, Hn the year 704.
The celebrated Awer Menevensis, who
wrote the life of Alfred the Great, and
assisted that king In his literary pur-
suits, was a bishop of Sherbourn. In
the year 1075, the see was finally re-
moved to Old Sarum. At the general
suppression, the revenues of Sherbourn
Amtey, were rated at the aunnal sum
of 6\2l, 14S. Id, In Leland*s time,
Sherbourn is represented as being " the
most frequented town in the coanty :*'
and he reports that *' its woollen
manufactures turned totlie best ac-
count: a silk manufactory, the linen
raincfflcture, and making of shirt
buttons, constitute the chietbusiness of
the townspeople at present. The num-
ber of inhabitants returned und«:r the
population act of 1811, was 3370, The
general quarter sessinos for the peace
are held in Sherbourn once a yesir,
on theTues. after Easter week. Sher-
bourn church is a maKnificent pile of
bnilding, more resembling a catliedral
than a parochial churcli. The interior
is light, lofiy, and spacious. Adjoin-
ing the JE. end of the church is the free
school, founded by Edward VL in the
4th yt&r of his reign. The alms-
house, an antient structure on the S.
side of the churthyard, was orisinally
an hospital of the order of St. Augus>
tvne. Castletown is a suburb toSher-
imnrn, on being separated ftom the t.
by the river Parrot t, and having a
church of its own. The castle of Sher-
bourn, now mostly in ruins, stood on a
hill in the eastern part of Castle-
town.

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