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.
This place has a population of 4,680, engaged chiefly in agriculture, with a little stocking and ribbon manufacture. It was remarkable for its mitred Abbey, founded by St. Egwin in 709. The lower and gateway still remain.
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A cathedral city, capital of the county, on the Severn, and the Bristol and Birmingham Railway, 114 miles from London.
Ross is situated on a rocky elevation on the east bank of the Wye. In the church are several monuments of the Rudhall family, one of whom opposed Cromwell in his siege of Hereford.