Holidays in Home counties by Edward WalfordHolidays in Home counties by Edward Walford

Holidays in Home counties

byEdward Walford

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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. 1880. Excerpt: ... HALNAKER AND BOXGROVE. Some four miles north-east from Chichester, and upon the southern side of the great natural defence formed by that wall of Downs running from Eastbourne to Portsdown and skirting Goodwood, lies the fine old park of Halnaker, in which stand the ruins of the ancient manor once the home of the Delawares. Like all baronial residences of an early date, its site occupies a commanding position, overlooking the great plain stretching from Portsmouth to Brighton, and having the ocean for its southern boundary. Upon the north rise the Downs, on the other side of which lies Petworth, while eastward is Goodwood, and westward are the masses of forest which hem in old Slindon House. With such accessories as these, wedded as they are to its own unrivalled beauty, the painter and lover of the picturesque would find it difficult to light upon a fairer spot for labour or admiration. Here the changing foliage, starting forth from the dark back-ground of evergreen, oak, pine, and yew, lights up the dying year with a veritable blushing smile, as if it would remind us that although we are one year older, we are one year nearer the great fruition of all hope and labour. That portion of the park which was more especially called the Home Park, presents a fair, smooth slope, surrounded by elms, beeches, and Spanish chestnuts, of a magnificent growth. Six of these chestnuts, forming the old avenue, measure from 18 to 20 feet in girth two yards from the ground. The elms and beeches are perfect studies for the artist. The avenue, which probably skirted the lower portion of the park, had two entrances, both meeting in front of the principal gateway, up to which leads a straight avenue, bordered by Spanish chestnut trees. The house itself is of very ancient date,...
Title:Holidays in Home countiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217488234

ISBN - 13:9780217488235