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.
An old Market town situated on the rise of a hill. There is a Free Grammar School, and a venerable church with an embattled tower, and an ancient rood loft. In the vicinity are Knollbury banks, an old encampment, and there is the site of an old castle, beyond is Cornewell (2½ miles), – Pennystones, Esq.; Heythorpe (2 miles); and Great Tew Park (4 miles); and an interesting Druidical remain called the Rollrich stones (3 miles).
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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.