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of free-stone, hewn and cut; the walls in many places ten and fifteen feet in thickness ; some more, .some less, the least, four feet. 3d. The castle, and four gate-houses, all covered with lead, whereby it is subject to no other decay but the glass, through the extremity of the weather. 4th. The rooms of great state within the same; and such as are able to receive his Majesty, the Queen, and Prince, at one time; built with as* much uniformity and conveni- ency as any houses of later times: and with such stately cellars, all carried upon pillars, and archi- tecture of free stone, carved and wrought, as the like are not within this kingdom; and also all other houses for offices answerable. 5th. There lieth about the same, in chases and parks, twelve hun- dred pounds per annum; nine hundred whereof are grounds for pleasure, the rest in meadow and pasture thereunto adjoining, tenants and freehold- -6th. There joineth upon this ground, a park- ike ground, called the King's Wood, with fifteen ral coppices lying altogether, containing seven hundred and eighty-nine acres within the same; which, in the Earl of Leicester's time, were stored with red deer, since which the deer have strayed, hut the ground is in no sort blemished, having store of timber and other trees of much value upon the same. 7th. There runneth through the

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