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England and Wales:
TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND DESCRIPTIVE,
EMBELLISHED WITH ENGRAVINGS.
Britain high favour'd of indulgent heaven!
The nurse of merchants who can purchase crowns-
Of Gallic lilies this eternal blast
This terror of Armadas!
This small isle wide realm'd monarchs eye with awe,
This sacred isle,
In a recess from the contagious world,
With ocean pour'd around it for its guard,
That health, that strength, that bloom of civil life!
PRINTED FOR J. HARKIS; LONGMAN AND CO.; J. WALKER; R. BALDWIN;
ARTHUR YOUNG, ESQ.
WHOSE INDEFATIGABLE EXERTIONS, DURING A LONO
AND ACTIVE LIFE,
HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO THE PROMOTION OF THE BEST INTERESTS
OF HIS COUNTRY,
IMPROVEMENT OF ITS AGRICULTURE;
THE HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY
SUFFOLK, SURREY, AND SUSSEX,
IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED
BY HIS OBLIGED AND OBEDIENT SERVANT,
England and Wales.
SITUATION AND EXTENT.
SUFFOLK is bounded on the north by Norfolk, on the east by the German Ocean, on the south by Essex, from which it is divided by the river Stour, and on the west by Cambridgeshire. On Mr. Hodskinson's map of this county may be measured an oblong of almost unindented form, forty-seven miles long by twenty-seven broad. The land stretching beyond it in the northeast and north-west parts will more than compensate the deficiency in other quarters. This form indicates a surface of 1269 square miles, or 812,160 acres. In Templeman's Survey, he makes it only 1236 square miles; but Mr. Arthur Young is of opinion that the superficial contents of Suffolk may be computed at about 800,000 acres.
Division AND POPULATION.-Its two grand divisions are, the franchise or liberty of Bury St. Edmund's, and the body of the county, or guildable land, each of which furnishes a distinct grand jury for the county assizes. These are subdivided into twenty-one hundreds, comprehending 523 parishes. The hundreds, according to the return made in 1801, are as follow : Vol. XIV.