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Bennets Lord de Dunstan ville

Magnificent seat - centre two pavilions Cotele-Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

coonected by curridors Front 360 feet long, Port Eliot Earl of St. Germain's

grand hall, 20 alabaster colamus, park, 5

miles ju çircumference, flourishing plantations Fregothnan-Earl of Falmouth

-venerable oaks. Treverry-Viscount Exmouth

Willersley Castle--R. Arkwright, Esq., Trefusis Castle_Lord Clinton,

Hrdilon Hall-Duke of Rutland Carteret-Lord Carteret

Chats worth-Duke of Devonshire Boconnoe-Lord Grenville

Forms a square 190 feet long, spacious Lanydrock-Hon. Mrs. Agar.

quadrangular court. fuuntain in ceotre

statue of Orpheus-richly sculptured frontsCUMBERLAND.

entrance, noble fight of steps interior According to the official returns there gorgeously decorated --- painted ceilings

park nine miles in circumfereuce water are in the county of Cumberland

works, &c. Paying inhabited house-duty annually.

Hassop-Lord Kinnaird I house rated at 2001... £28 6 8 1 1501... 21 50

Tissington Hall-Sir H. Fitzherbert 2

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15 11 8 Upottery-Lord Sidmouth 1

1001.. 14 3 4 Bradley Hall-Earl of Chesterfield.'! 2

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DEVON. The prineipal dwellings in the county According to the official returns there are

are in the county of Devon Hurton Hall-F. Fane, Esqa

Each paying inhabited house duty, annually. Whitehaven Castle - Earl of Lonsdale 3 lavuses rated at 200L... 28 6. & Muncaster Castle-Lord Muncaster

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15 11 8 Ponsonby Hall-G. F. Stanley, Esq.

1007..... 14 3 4 Workington Halld.C. Curwen, Esq.

The principal dwellings consist of Rose Castle-Bishop of Carlisle

Castle Hill-Earl Fortescue
Eden Hall-Sir P. Musgrave

A splendid seat.
Hayton Castle=H. Joliffe, Esq.
Na worth Castle-Earl of Carlisle

Killerton Park-Sir T. D. Ackland
Carlton HallLord Wallace."

Tavistock Court, Sir B. Wrey, Bart.

A superb mausion with two fronts and four DERBY.

towers, grounds upwards of seven miles in

circumference. *** According to the official returns there Uybrook-Lord Clifford are in the county of Derby

Dartington House — Mrs. Champer"Paying iubabited house.luty annnally.

i house rated at 410t..... 36 13 4 Noble pile 250 feet in length, halt 70 feet
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long 40 feet wide, chimney piece 14 feet high.
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2001.... 28 6 8

Saltram-Earl of Morley 1501...... 21 0

Covering, an area of 135 feet by 170, park 1101..... 15 11 8

and plantatious 10 miles in circumference. 1001... ..' 14 3 12 15 0

Powderham Castle-Lord Courtenay The principal dwellings. consists of

Mabon House-Earl Stanhope Melbourne Park Hon. C. Lanıb

Buck fastleigh-Earl of Macclesfield

Northmolton-Earl of Morley
Bretby Park-Earl of Chesterfield
Elvaston-Lord Harrington

Upper Ottery-Viscount Sidnouth

Stevenston-Lord Rolle
Sudbury Hall Lord Vernon
Hardwicke Hall-Duke of Devonshire Exeter Palace-Bishop of Exeter.

Bickton-Lord Rolle
A far-famed mansion, built of stone-tower
at each comer-spacious court i frontvast

We suggest a reference to the rates size majority of cuimusy.corners large for this.county of the value of the prinenough for a hall or kitchen-great gallery cipal dwellings, to the occupants of 195 feet long.

those dwellings, and their annual inBolsover Castle-Duke of Portland come; and a comparison with the inKedleston-Lord Scarsdale

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The principal dwellinga consist of Superb mansion two fronts spacious Waresley Park-Earl of Kilmdecy centre: large wipgs-lufty vaulted portico, Wimpole Hall-Earl of Hardwicke

adınit a carriage-grand saloun, looking down

upou a terrace 350 feet long--great ball, a The most splendid resideuce in the couoty. lofty tvom two stories high, paved with mar. Bourne House-Earl de la Warre

ble ; venerable avenue -plantations, &c. Madingly Park-Sir St. Vincent Cotton Colesworth Castle-T. Tarleton, Esq. Cheveley Park-Duke of Rutland Marple Hall-J. B. Isherwood, Esq. Ick worth Park-Earl of Bristol Dunhain Massey-Earl of Stamford Ely Palace-Bishop of Ely.

Norton Priory--Sir R. Brooke Wimpole Hall, the Earl of Hard- Tabley Park—Sir J. F. Leycester wicke, rated at 2001. per annum, and Outhrington Hall-J. Trafford, Esq. contributing 28l. 6s. 8d. annually, as Lyme Park-T. Legh, Esq. being a fair proportion of taxation, and A noble mausiun ; conservatory 120 feet sworn to as the full and real bona fide long. annual value of Wimpole Hall. This Bramhall Hall-W. Davenport, Esq. being the case, we are bound to believe Vale Royal Abbey-Lord Delamere it, and can only state, the sooner such a Hooton Hall-Sir T. M. Stanley, Bart, mode of awarding the proportion of the Godolphin Park-Duke of Leeds expenses of the state is thrown up, the Tarporley--Lord Alvanley better for all parties concerned. In this Chester Palace-Bishop.of Chester. county we find five noblenien of high Eaton Hall, rated at 300l. per annum rank contributing no more in taxation, and paying 421. 10s. house duty yearly. under this very important head, than Cholmondeley Castle, the Marquis of any five individuals whose dwellings, Cholmondeley, rated as worth 2001. per. detached from the part appropriated to amum, and paying 281. 6s. Sd. duty. trade, which ought to have been in- Godolphin Park, the Dake of Leeds, cluded in the valuation, are not worth rated as worth 1501. per annum, and 30l. per annum.

paving 211. 58. inhabited house duty. ,

Chester Palace the same, 211. 55.
CHESTER,

If all the rates in the county of It appears by the official returns there Chester are made with the same deare in this county

gree of proportion between the real Paying inhabited house-duty annually. value and the rate for assessment, there I house rated at 3001 * 12 10

can be, we should presume, but few
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appeals for overcharges.
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14 34 course in the same proportion. The principal dwellings consist of

CORNWALL.
Capesthorn Hall-D. Davenport, Esq.
Astle Park-Col. Parker

According to the official returns there Over Peovre Park—Sir H. M. Main- are in the county of Cormwall waring

Each paying inhabited 'house-duty annually. Mere Hall-P. L. Brooke, Esq.

5 houses rated at 1101.....£15 11 Booth Hall-J. Legh, Esq.

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707.... 9 18 4 Crewe Hall-Lord Crewe Doddington Hall Sir J. Broughton The principal dwellings consist of A spacious and splendid, fabric.

Clowance--Sir J. St. Aubyn, Bart. Combermere Abbey Lord Comber

Jy a park five miles in circumference.

Tehidy_Lord de Dunstanville Cholmondeley Castle - Marquis of In a park and ground 700 acres. Cholmendeley

Polvellan-C. Buller, Bsq. A magnificent structure of immense propor. Warrington House-Duke of Northum. tions,

berland Eaton Hall-Marquis of Westminster Pencarron-Sir W. Molesworth. ."

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Bennets-Lord de Dunstanville

Magnificent seat — centre two pavillons Cotele-Eurl of Mount Ellgcumbe

coonected by corridors-Tront 360 feet long, Port Eliot-Earl of St. Germain's

grand hall, 20 alabaster columus, park, 5

miles ju circumference, fourishing plantations Pregothnan-Earl of Falmouth

-veserahle oaks. Treverry--Viscount Exmouth

Willersley Castle-R. Arkwright, Esq., Trefusis Castle-Lord Clinton

Hrdilon Hall-Duke of Rutland Carteret-Lord Carteret

Chatsworth-Duke of Devonshire Boconnoe-Lord Grenville

Forms a square 190 feet long, spacious Lanydrock-Hon. Mrs. Agar.

quadraugular court. fuuntain in centre,

statue of Orpheus-richly sculptured frontsCUMBERLAND.

entrance, noble fight of steps - interior According to the official returns there gorgeously decorated - painted ceilings

park nine miles in circumfereuce water are in the county of Cumberland

works, &c.
Paying inhabited house-duty annually. Hassop-Lord Kinnaird

house rates at 2001.... £28' 6.8
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1501... 21 0

Tissington Hall-Sir H. Fitzherbert 1101... 15 11 8

Upottery-Lord Sidmouth 1

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14 3 4 Bradley Hall-Earl of Chesterfield. 2

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DEVON.
The principal dwellings in the county According to the official returns there

are in the county of Devon Hurton Hall-F. Fane, Esq.

Each paying iuhabited house dnty annually. Whitehaven Castle - Earl of Lonsdale 3 lavuses rated at 2001.... £28 6 8 Muncaster Castle-Lord Muncaster

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1501.... 21 5 0

1101.... 15 11 8 Ponsonby HallG. F. Stanley, Esq.

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14 3 4 Workington Hall.c. Curwen, Esq.

The principal dwellings consist of Rose Castle-Bishop of Carlisle

Castle Hill-Earl Fortescue
Eden Hall--Sir P. Musgrave

A splendid seat.
Hayton Castle H. Joliffe, Esq.
Naworth Castle-Earl of Carlisle

Killerton Park-Sir T. D. Ackland
Carlton HallLord Wallace.

Tavistock Court, Sir B. Wrey, Bart.

A superb mausion with two fronts and four DERBY.

towers, grounds upwards of seven miles ia

circumference, "**According to the official returns there Ugbrook-Lord Clifford are in the county of Derby

Dartington House – Mrs. ChamperPaying iubabited house.luty and nally.

i house rated at 410t..... 336 13 4 Noble pile 250 feet in length, halt 70 feet
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3001....
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long 40 feet wide, chimney piece 14 feet high.
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2001..... 28 6 8

Saltrain-Earl of Morley 1501...... 215.0

Cuvering, an area of 135 feet by 170, park 2 1101...... 15 11 8

and plantations 10 miles in circumference. 1001... ..' 14 3 12. 15 0

Powderham Castle-Lord Courtenay

Mahon House-Earl Stanhope
The principal dwellings consists of
Melbourne Park Hon. C. Lamb

Buck fastleigh-Earl of Macclesfield

Northmolton-Earl of Morley
Bretby Park-Earl of Chesterfield
Elvaston-Lord Harrington

Upper Ottery-Viscount Sidmouth

Stevénston-Lord Rolle Sudbury Hall-Lord Vernon

Bickton-Lord Rolle Hardwicke Hall-Duke of Devonshire

Exeter Palace-Bishop of Exeter. A far-famed mansion, built of stone-tower at each comer-spacious court in front-vast

We suggest a reference to the rates size

majority of climary..curgers large for this county of the valve of the prinenough for a ball or kitchen-great gallery cipal dwellings, to the occupants of 195 feet long.

those dwellings, and their annual inBolsover Castle-Duke of Portland come; and a comparison with the inKedleston-Lord Scarsdale

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larly rated, and their annual income, Studland-G. Bankes, Esq. and that income not untọiled for and Kingston Hall-H. Bankes, Esq. unearned, but gathered under the harass- Only one house rated at 2001. per ing and anxious cares of a life of inces- annum, thongh we find the residences sant exertion; it will then be plainly of five noble earls, two noble lords, a visible that one class of the community countess, and several large landed proare (for enough is paid, a semblance kept prietors! up to impose upon public credulity)

DURHAM. exempted from their due share of taxation by overtaxing other persons; and

By the official returns it appears there yet people marvel at the burdens of the are in this county state being complained of: how can it

10 houses rated as worth 100l. per be otherwise when those whose venture annum, and none higher. Not a house in the vessel of the state is small, are in the county let at more than '100l. per made to pay the major part of the charges annum, or worth more. and expenses for the protection of the The principal dwellings consist of estates and wealth of others ?

Bishops Aukland Castle - Bishop of Under this system of finance, an in- Durham dividual struggling to obtain a living is

Rated at 1001. per andam. taxed most enormously; but should a Croxdale Hall-W.T. Salvin fortunate event place that individual in Brancepeth Castle-W. Russell, Esq. a state of independence, he may then, Ravensworth Castle Lord Ravens. when in a point of circumstances more

worth able to bear a'fair proportion of taxation, Lumley Castle-Earl of Scarborough obtain an exemption from at least 7-8ths Majestic edificemurrets at each angleof the burden he was compelled to bear great hall 90 feet long--minstrel's gallerywhen his industry alone supplied the numerous apartments, fiue dimensions-elemeans; for instance, in the county of gantly furuished. Radnor, a person worth 10,0001. per Axwell Park-Sir T. Clavering, Bart. annum would be called upon for no Wynyard Park—Marquis of Londonmore than 21. 5s. annually in house

derry duty, that being the highest rate in the Raby Castle-Duke of Clevelánd. county.

Magnificeut seat of imposiog effect, nume

rous apartments--vast entrance hall-arched DORSET.

roof supported by pillars--over the ball a spaIt appears by the official returns there cious room in which 700 kuights have been

entertained-stope midstrel's gallery-parkare in this county,

plantations-grounds abundantly wouded, one Each payiog iohabited house duty annually. terrace 2,250 feet long; rated as worth 1001. 1 bouse rated at 2001... .. £23 6 8 1501..... 21 5 0

Streatham Castle--Laily Strathmore 1101..... 15 11 8

Lambton Hall-Lord Durham 1001..... 14 3 1 901..... 12 15 0

Rated at 1001. per annum. The principal dwellings consist of Bishops Auckland Castle, 100l. per Encome-Earl of Eldon

annum, 141. 3s. 4d. duty. Sherborne Castle-Earl of Digby Raby Castle, rated at 100l. per annum, Parnham House-Sir W. Oylander 141. 3s. 4d. duty. The magnificent Raby Melbury House-Earl of Ilchester valued at 100l. per annum, with the Gibside-Countess of Strathmore kennels and out buildings ! An instance Huish House-Lord Clinton

can be given of a tradesman in RegentBrianston-E. B. Portman, Esq. street who is assessed at 4001. for a Milton Abbey-Lady C. Damer house only 21 feet by 25, exactly four St. Giles's House-Earl of Shaftesbury times the assessment of Raby Castle. Brooke House-Earl Brooke and War. How inflexibly just! The tradesnian wick

pays 561. 13$. 4d. per annum for his Rushmore Lodge-Lord Rivers humble dwelling; the wealthy noble

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man pays , 141. 35. 4d. duty for his mag- Hare Hall-B. Severn, Esq. nificent castle!!!

Thornton Hall-Lord Petre Lumley Castle, 100l. per annum, Grand saloon, 60 feet by 30, a princely and 141. 3s. 4d. duty.

magnificent mansion with menagerie, exten, In the county of Durham, not one sive park, chapel, &c. rated at 300l. per ann. house rated higher than 100l. per an. Ingateson Hall-Lord Petre pum, or that pays more than 141. 35. 4d. Braxted Lodge-P. Due Cane, Esq. inhabited house duty; not a dwelling Bell House--Sir T. B. Lennard in the county sworn to be worth more Terling Place-Lady Raymond. than 100l. per annuin in value, the

GLOUCESTER. Bishop 'of Durham's : palace included. “ A little learning is a dangerous thing.". are in this county

According to the official returns there and in truth so it has been experienced ;

5 houses rated at 4001. avd upwards for had the people of England been

Each paying inhabited house-duty annually. better informed, they would never have

3001,

£42 10 0 tolerated a system of assessment which

28 6 8 calls upon men of princely incomes and

21 5 0 individuals in straitened circumstances

The principal dwellings are for an equal amount of taxation. Dyrham Park-W. Blathwayte, Esq.

The interest of the national debt must Doddington Park-Sir C. B. Codringbe paid; the establishments of the ton, country supported. Granted; but the Badminton Park-Duke of Beaufort contributions from individuals, by tax- Park pine miles in circumserençe, truly ation, should be in accordance with magoificent mansion. their means. A property tax of five

per

Batsford-Lord Redesdale cent. upon a revenue of 20,000l. per Toddington Park --C. H. Tracey, Esq. annum, would amount to 1,000l. yearly, Addlesthrop House-J. B. East, Esq. and five per cent. upon property pro

Stowell Park-Lord Stowell ducing 1001. yearly, would amount to Barrington Park-Lord Dynevor 5l. ; this we take to be the simple but Sherborne House-Lord Sherborne. fundamental principle upon which a Sandywell Park-W.L. Lawrence, Esq. just system of taxation should rest, Flaxley Abbey-Sir T.C. Boevey, Bart. each paying according to his means. Lydney Park-Sir C.B. Bathurst. 141. 35. 4d. annually in house duty, the Oakley Park-Earl Bathurst. principal head of taxation to which the Noble seat of princely magnificence. affluent are liable, is really a very pitiful Fairford Park-J. R. Barker, Esq. sum for persons in the receipt of from Bowden Hall–J. H. Byles, Esq. 20 to 30,0001. annually, to pay towards Rendcomb Park, Sir B. W. Guise the interest of the national debt, &c. Gatcombe Park-D. Ricardo, Esq.

Hill House-R. S. Paul, Esq.
ESSEX.

Berkeley Castle-Lord Segrave It appears by the official returns there Hartpury Court-R. Canning, Esq. are in this county,

Woodchester Park-Lord Ducie Each paying inbabited house duty annually. Painswick House-W. H. Hyett

, Esq. 3 houses rated at 3001... ..£42 10 0

Whitcombe Park—Sir W. Hicks
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... 200..... 28 6 8 Stoke Gifford Park - Duke of Beaufort The principal dwellings consist of King's Weston-Lord de Clifford Shortgrove- -Smith, Esq.

Sedbury Park-G. Ormerod, Esq. Audley House-Lord Braybrooke Clearwell Castle-Lord Dunraven Magnificent mansion--said to have cost Norton-Earl of Harrowby. 200,0001. building, raled at 3001. per annum,

In the returns for this county, the G 666 years purchase upon the rental !

mansions of the principal residents beEaston Lodge-Lord Maynard ing blended with the extensive buildings, * Down Hall -Selwyn, Esq.

hotels, &c. of Cheltenham and GlouWeald Hall L.C.T. Tower, Esq. cester, it is impossible to single out the

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