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A new view of London; or, an ample account of that city, in two volumes, or eight sections. Being a more particular description thereof than has hitherto been known to be published of any city in the world. I. Containing the names of the streets, squares, lanes, markets, courts, alleys, rows, rents, yards and inns of London, Westminster and Southwark; shewing the derivations thereof; quality of building and inhabitants; dimensions, bearing and distance from Charing Cross, St. Paul's Cathedral, or the Tower of London. II. Of the churches; their names, foundation, order of building, ornament, dimensions, altitude of steeples, and number of bells therein; benefactors; monuments, tombs, cenotaphs, &c. described; with their epitaphs, inscriptions, motto's, arms, &c. The nature and value of livings and tythes, what each are rated in the Queen's books, and the names of the patrons, impropriators, rectors, vicars, lecturers; the hours of prayer, organs, &c. Also the number of ward and parish officers, the contents or bounds of every parish and number of houses therein. III. Of the several Companies, their nature, halls, armorial ensigns blazoned, &c. Guild-Hall, Excahges, East India, African, Trinity, &c. Houses and fraternities, an account of the Custom-House, Leaden-Hall, Bank of England, &c. IV. Of the Queen's palaces, eminent houses, &c. of the nobility, Houses of Lords and Commons, Tower of London and things remarkable therein: Westminster-Hall, Hick's-Hall, Justice Hall, &c. V. Colleges, libraries, musæums, repositories of rarities, free-schools, Inns of Serjeants, Court and Chancery, courts of judicature from the highest to the lowest, offices of law, and others, shewing their business, situation, &c. VI. The hospitals, prisons, work-houses, houses of correction, almshouses and charity-schools; their foundation, present state, &c. VII. Of fountains, bridges, conduits, ferries, docks, keys, wharfs, plying-places for boats and their distances from London Bridge: waters and lights used by the city; insurances of all kinds, bagnio's, baths, hot and cold. VIII. An account of about 90 publick statues, their situations, descriptions, &c. The matter in each section being in alphabetical order, and including all things worthy of note in London, Westminster and Southwark. To which is added, an explanation of the terms of art used in this treatise; also a supplement. And to the whole is prefixed, an introduction concerning London in general; its antiquity, magnitude, walls and gates, number of houses, inhabitants, males, females, fighting men; its riches, strength, franchises, government, civil, ecclesiastical and military, &c. Illustrated with 2 plans, viz. I. Of London as in Q. Eliz time. 2. As it is at present; also the arms of all the city companies and other copper plates. A book useful not only for strangers, but the inhabitants, and for all lovers of antiquity, history, poesie, statuary, painting, sculpture, mathematicks, architecture and heraldry.
  • Hatton, Edward, 1664?-
London : Printed for R. Chiswell, A. and J. Churchill, T. Horne, J. Nicholson, and R. Knaplock, 1708.
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