A New Display of the Beauties of England Or, a Description of the Most Elegant or Magnificent Public Edifices, Royal Palaces, Noblemen` and Gentlemen` Seats, and Other Curiosities, in Different Parts of the Kingdom. Adorned with a Variety of Copper PL

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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. 1776 Excerpt: ...to take the advantage that might be obtained by the river Lee but the opposition was without efsect, and in j 7 38-9 the bill passed into a law. - The Governors of the New River company then agreed with the proprietors of the lands on the river Lee for a cut of two cubic seet of water from that river, at a certain rate and after the agreement, told them they would-double the price for a four foot cut, which the proprietors agreed to, not considering the great disproportion between the two cuts and Voi.I. U this this cut of the river Lee now supplies the largest (hare of ths New River water. In this river there are forty-three sluices, and over k twa hundred aid fifteen bridges. On its approaching the reservoir, called New River Head, there are several small houses erected at a considerable distance from each other on its banks, into which the water runs, and is conveyed by pipes to the nearer parts of the metropolis. On its entering the above reservoir, it is there ingulphed by fifty-eight main pipes, each of seven inches bore and here alfo an engine worked by horses, throws a great quantity of water up to another reservoir, situated on much higher ground, from which the water runs in pipes to supply the highest ground in the city, and its liberties. Many years ago 30,000 houses were thus supplied by this water, and since that time several main pipes have been laid to carry it into the liberties of Westminster. H O X T O N. This is a very antient place, and in the Conquerors survey is named Hochejlon. It was formerly a town, and had a weekly market but that has been long fince discontinued. It has been fo much encreased in buildings, that it joins to the metropolis. The most remarkable edifice here is Askes HospiTal, a handsome building erected...