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Bradshaw’s Guide

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Newcastle-under-Lyme or under-Lyne, population 12,938, who return two members, is on a little stream called the Lyne, at the head of the river Trent, and had a castle, built by Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, which has long disappeared. General Harrison, the fifth-monarchy leader, was born here. Keel Hall, near this, is an old Elizabethan seat of the Sneyds. Butterton Hall belongs to Sir W. Pilkington; formerly it was the seat of the Swinnertons, who gave name to Swinnerton Park, close by, the seat of T. Fitzherbert, Esq. The beautiful Mrs. Fitzherbert, whom it has lately been proved was actually married to George IV., was of this family.

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Places nearby

  • Cheshire : Chester

    Chester is a genuine Roman city, built four-square, within walls, which remain to this day.

  • Shropshire : Shrewsbury

    This fine old capital of Shropshire, and parliamentary town, is 42 miles beyond Birmingham.

  • Staffordshire : Lichfield

    Lichfield, a small cathedral town and parliamentary borough on the Trent Valley line.