Sketch of Architecture in England, from the pen of the late
Professor Edward A. Freeman , also materially enhances the
value of the Handbook.
On the Maps and Plans the Editor has bestowed special
care, and he believes that they will often render material ser¬
vice to the traveller, and enable him at a glance to ascertain
his bearings and select the best routes. The present edition
has been enriched by 4 new Maps and 19 new Plans.
Hotels. The Editor has endeavoured to enumerate, not
only the first-class hotels, but others also of more modest
pretensions, which may be safely selected by the 'voyageur
en garQon', with little sacrifice of comfort and great saving of
expenditure. Those which the Editor has reason to believe
good of their class are denoted by asterisks; but doubtless
there are many of equal excellence among those that are un-
starred. Although changes frequently take place, and prices
generally have an upward tendency, the average charges
stated in the Handbook will enable the traveller to form a
fair estimate of his expenditure.
To hotel-proprietors, tradesmen, and others the Editor
begs to intimate that a character for fair dealing and courtesy
towards travellers is the sole passport to his commendation,
and that advertisements of every kind are strictly excluded
from his Handbooks. Hotel-keepers are also warned against
persons representing themselves as agents for Baedeker's
R. = Room; A. = Attendance; B. = Breakfast; D. = Din¬
ner; L. = Luncheon; Rfmts. = Refreshments. — N. = North,
Northern, etc.; S. = South, etc.; E. — East, etc.; W. = West,
etc. — M. = Engl, mile; ft. = Engl, foot; min. = minute;
hr. = hour. — I. = pound sterling; s. = shilling; d. = pence;
g. = guinea (21 shillings). — c, ca. = circa, about. — L.N.W.R. =
London & North Western Railway; G.W.R. = Great Western Rail¬
way ; G.C.R. = Great Central Railway; N.B.R. = North British
Railway, and so on. ■— E.E. = Early English (architecture); Dec. =
Decorated; Perp. = Perpendicular.
The letter d with a date, after the name of a person, indicates
the year of his death. The number of feet given after the name of
a place shows its height above the sea-level. The number of miles
placed before the principal places on railway-routes indicates their
distance from the starting-point of the route.
Asterisks are used as marks of commendation.