The capital of Kent, on the Medway, and in a tract of land of great fertility, among orchards, hop grounds, and woodlands.
Hailsham, three miles from the junction, is a quiet little market town, situated on a gentle declivity. It has the remains of a priory, and the pinnacled church of Edward III’s time is rather handsome.
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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.
This once famous resort of royalty and fashion may now, through the levelling of the railroad, be fairly entitled to the appellation of the Marine Metropolis.