The seat of her majesty the Queen, and of her ancestors from the period of the Conquest. Eton College also is within a short distance.
This place commands a fine view of several mansions and seats in the surrounding parks. That of Selsdon Park, the property of G. R. Smith, Esq.; of Purley House, the property of E. B. Kemble, Esq, once the residence of John Home Tooke; and Sandershead Place, the habitation of George Clise, Esq.
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The capital of Kent, on the Medway, and in a tract of land of great fertility, among orchards, hop grounds, and woodlands.
This ancient borough town, having been a British town before the Roman invasion, stands in a rich vale on the banks of the Medway.