Cheltenham takes its name from the river Chelt, and is celebrated for its medicinal waters. It has been for the last sixty years one of the most elegant and fashionable watering places in England.
A small town on the old Foss Way; an old building once the Market House stands in the centre. In the vicinity are Batsford (3 miles), Lord Redesdale. Seisincote (2 miles), the four mile-stone (2 miles), where Oxfordshire, Glo’ster, Worcester, and Warwickshires unite, and where Canute was defeated by Edmund Ironside.
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A cathedral city, capital of the county, on the Severn, and the Bristol and Birmingham Railway, 114 miles from London.
Banbury is situated on the river Cherwell; the navigable canal from Coventry to Oxford passes by this town.