The capital of Kent, on the Medway, and in a tract of land of great fertility, among orchards, hop grounds, and woodlands.
Greenhithe Pier, 20 miles from London. Ingress Abbey, in the Gothic style, built with the stones of old London Bridge. The chalk-pits behind are pleasing.
Gray’s Pier, where Fidler’s Reach and Northfleet Hope unite.
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This ancient borough town, having been a British town before the Roman invasion, stands in a rich vale on the banks of the Medway.
Nature has eminently favoured this town by the salubrity of its air, the potency of its mineral springs, and the adjacent appendages of romantic and agreeable scenery.