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Bradshaw’s Guide

North Rode to Uttoxeter and Ashbourne

Churnet Valley Branch

Bosley and Rushton Stations.

Staffordshire : Leek

A market town, population, 10,045, employed in the silk manufacture.

Passing Cheddleton, Froghall, (near which is Ashcombe Hall, the residence of W. Sneyd, Esq.), and Oakamoor stations, we reach

Staffordshire : Alton

The ruins of a castle of the De Verdons are situated on a rock 300 feet above the river, commanding a splendid prospect Alton Towers, the princely seat of the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot.

Rocester, and the junction of the

Ashbourne Branch

After passing Norbury and Clifton stations, we arrive at

Derbyshire : Ashbourne

This pretty market town, noted for its cattle fairs, of 3,501 inhabitants, is in the beautiful valley of the Henmore, on the western border of Derbyshire, near Dovedale.

Uttoxeter Junction

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