A New British Atlas Comprising a Series of 54 Maps, Constructed from the Most Recent Surveys and Engraved by Sidney Hall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 Excerpt: ...county, 2 for the southern division, and 2 each for the boroughs of Nottingham, Newark-upon-Trent, and East Retford, including the hundred of Bassetlaw, Polling-places for the northern division--Nottingham, Mansfield, and East Retford for the southern division--Newark-uponTrent, Bingham, and Southwell. Population, &c. (in 1821) inhabited houses 35,022 families 38,603 comprising 91,491 males, and 95,382 females total 186,873: (in 1831) total 225,320. Estimated increase of inhabitants from 1700 to 1821, 125,500. Assessment for poor and county rates (in 1826) land 52,6241. 14s. dwelling-houses 24,1231. 13s. mills, factories, &c. 29712.65. manorial profits, &c. 2911.9s. total 80,0111.2s.: (in 1830) total 106,707/. Almost the whole of the central and western part of the county was anciently occupied by Sherwood Forest a royal demesne, noted for the exploits of Robin Hood. It is still the property of the crown, but the land is generally enclosed, and the district is thickly inhabited. Sand and gravel principally occur in the soil of this tract, but clay prevails on the borders of the Trent, towards the north and to the south is the fine and fruitful vale of Belvoir, including arable and pasture land. Among the products of this county are wheat, rye, barley, Dats, beans, and peas besides which are grown liquorice-root, and woad for dying and hops are cultivated m the vicinity of Retford. It also yields wool, cattle, fowls, and abundance of fish and here are likewise kept great numbers of pigeons. The manufactures of chief importance are those of glass, earthenware, tanned leather, hosiery, lace, and bobbin-net malt and beer, or ale, are also made here in great petfection. The art of stocking-weaving, or rather frame-knitting, appears to ha...