A Tour in a Phaeton Through the Eastern Counties
General Books, 2013 - 102 psl.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. A Wayside Memorial--Hintlesham--Tombstone Inscriptions--A Hilly Road--Ipswich--A Famous Inn--An interesting Old House--An Old-time Interior--An Ancient Hostel--Rushmere Heath--A Sea of Gorse--Kesgrave Church--The Burial-place of the Queen of the Gipsies--The Red Lion of Martlesham--A Toy River--Woodbridge--A curious Relic--The Pleasant Deben--Tidal Mills--Seckford Hall--A Home of the Past. As we were leaving Hadleigh, just on the outskirts of the town we came upon a curious brick tower house with a walled enclosure. Apparently this edifice had originally been intended for the entrance gateway to some grand mansion a la Layer Marney. Whether the mansion was ever built or whether it had been destroyed we could not learn; history is silent as to this structure, and even tradition, generally so ready to take its place, on this occasion is silent too. It is just one of those old-time buildings that look as though they ought to be haunted or have some legend attached to them, and we felt almost aggrieved that we could discover nothing of the kind; but then Hadleigh is not a place which tourists frequent, otherwise perhaps a ready-made history might have been invented to suit the demand for show places, for I have known such an instance to occur. About half a mile out of Hadleigh we observed a stone set in the midst of a field to the left of the road. As there was a worn pathway that led only to this, we deemed that it was probably of some special interest, so we pulled the horses up and tramped across the field, to discover, if possible, the cause of the stone being erected thus. Upon a nearer approach we found that there were two stones, each bearing an inscription to the memory of Dr. Rowland Taylor, vicar of Hadleigh in the...
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