A SURVEY OF THE COUNTY,
VALUABLE MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION.
Nec ea selam que talibus disciplinis continentur, sed magis etiam quae sunt tradica antiquitus dicta ac facta praeclare, et noose et anima semper agitare conveniet. Qum profecto nusquam plura majoraque, quam in monumentis Rostra civitatis reperientur - QUINTILIAN.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY T. GREGORY.
BY BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY, LONDON.
The utility of a work like that which is now presented to the publick, is so apparent, that it is unnecessary to say anything in order to evince that utility. The plan of the book is intended to combine the facilities of reference, with instruction and entertainment; and its subject, the largest of the inland counties, a county rich in agricultural and mineral produce, and in historick recollection.
But of the manner in which the work is executed, the publick must form its own judgment. The first part contains a list of the townships, with an account of the parish and hundred in which they are situated, and their distance from some market town. Under the parishes, the diocese, deanery and archdeaconry in which they lie, are mentioned. It was at first intended to introduce all the single country houses of any respectability; but, on further consideration, this design was abandoned. Such a list will most probably be given separately, at the close of the work.
In general, the first part will consist of mere reference to places, interspersed only with biographical articles, and occasional description: and, the second, of the antiquities, accompanied by a survey of the county. This is the proposed order; but, an order to which it is by no means designed strictly and scrupulously to adhere; for every effort will be made to secure both accuracy and entertainment, without a servile regard to order.
It is not to be supposed that a work of this kind is, or can be, free from errors and omissions; but, for these, the conductors do not ask, but claim indulgence, and the more confidently, because, by an infallible method, the one will be corrected, and the other supplied.
Wem, August 20th, 1824.
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