The history of Lymington, and its immediate vicinity by David William GarrowThe history of Lymington, and its immediate vicinity by David William Garrow

The history of Lymington, and its immediate vicinity

byDavid William Garrow

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1825. Excerpt: ... THE HISTORY OF LYMINGTON, 8fc. fyc. IN THE COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON.!lentune,lemyntum, Lementum, LlMINTON, or Lymington, under which names it has been accepted at various periods of time, derives its appellation from the Celtic word " Limi," a stream, and " Tun," or "Ton," which signifies a village or town; is a sea-port, pleasantly seated on a gentle eminence, at the south-western extremity of the county of Hampshire, opposite Yarmouth, in the Isle of Wight, and fronting the western channel. It is 94 miles south-west of London, in latitude 50 45' north, and 18 miles south-west of Southampton, inclining on a small stream, denominated Boldre Water. It is bounded on the south by the western channel, and on the north, east, and west, by the parishes of Boldre and Milford, both which, together with Lymington, are in the hundred of Egheiete, or Christ Church. According to the last census, taken in the year 1821, this town consisted of 526 houses, and 3164 inhabitants, whereof 1431 were males, and 1733 females; the number of families engaged in various trades amounted to 144. Since then, however, some additions have been made to the town, and the population has somewhat increased. As we have no account of Lymington upon record earlier than that which we derive from Domesday Book, which was compiled between the years 1080 and 1086, we are indebted to oral tradition for its primitive history, rather than to a more standard authority; which former, indeed, may be safely accepted, when local circumstances concur to establish the probability of its authenticity... From Diodorus Siculus, who was a contemporary historian with Julius Caesar, we learn that the south-western parts of Britain, in his time, maintained a friendly intercourse with several civilized nations; and...
Title:The history of Lymington, and its immediate vicinityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217388647

ISBN - 13:9780217388641