WEYBRIDGE. 46. Route. 335
3 31. to the S.E. of Salisbury. The 'Collection of pictures (Holbein, etc.)
is one of the iinest in England, and will thoroughly repay a visit (ac¬
cessible to strangers on Tuesdays and Fridays).
46. From Salisbury to London.
83 31. Railway via Basingstoke in 2' 4-3 hrs.: fares 17s. Gd.. 12s. 3d.,
6s. It' -2d.
Stat. Porton. Near stat. Grately rises *Quarley Hill, crowned
with an ancient and extensive entrenchment, and commanding a
fine view. Stat. Andover (Star; George and Dragon), with upwards
of 5000 inhab. ; about 1J 2 AT. from the town is Bury Hill, upon which
there is a very extensive and well defined camp of British origin.
Near stat. Whitchurch (White Hart; King's Arms), with the paper
manufactory of the Bank of England, lies Hurstbome Priors, the
seat of the Earl of Portsmouth , surrounded by a picturesque park.
The next stations are Overton, Oakley, and Basingstoke (Angel;
Red Lion; Wheatsheaf), a small Saxon town of 4000 inhabitants.
Stat. Winchfield, with a fine church, partly in the Norman, and
partly in the Gothic style. Near the station of Fleet the line crosses
a small lake ; on the left (3/4 AI.) is Elvetham House, where Queen
FTizabeth was entertained with great magnificence in 1591 by the
F2arl of Hertford.
The line now crosses a wide heath-clad plain. Stat. Farnborough
is the station for the large military camp of (l'/g M.) Aldershott,
9 sq. M. in extent, and capable of accommodating 20,000 men.
The military manoeuvres which take place here from time to
time are on a most extensive scale and well worth seeing; the
most commanding point of view is afforded by the eminence called
Cwsar's Camp. — Near stat. Brookwood lies Woking Necropolis, an
immense cemetery, 7000 acres in extent, to which coffined bodies
attended by mourning friends are brought daily from London by a
special funeral train.
Stat. Woking (Railway Hotel, at the station ; White Hart, in
the town). The floriculturist should not omit to visit the *Nursery
of Mr. Waterer at Knaphill (21'2 AI. . turning to the left at the
station). The show of flowers of all kinds, particularly of American
varieties, is very attractive, being at its best in May and June. —
Old church in the pointed style.
Stat. Weybridge (Hand and Spear; Oatlands Park), prettily
situated near the Thames. The Roman Catholic church contains the
remains of Louis Philippe, King of France, his consort, and his
daughter-in-law the Duchess of Orleans. In the neighbourhood rises
""St. George's Hill (500 ft.), commanding a beautiful view, which
includes on the V. AVindsor Castle and Hampton Court. Stat.
Walton (Duke's Head), occupying an attractive situation on the
Thames. Stat. Esher, a picturesque village, mentioned in the
poetry of Pope and Thomson. The Sandown Races (p. 39) take