[Printed pamphlet.] The Golden Valley, Herefordshire, by Thomas Powell, Rector of Dorstone. [The Golden Valley: Its Parishes; Its Beauties; Its Salubrity; The Objects of Interest. A Trip for a Day.]

Thomas Powell, Rector of Dorstone.
Thomas Powell, Rector of Dorstone.
Publication details: 
Hereford: Printed by Jakeman and Carver, Printers, Widemarsh Street, High Town, Hereford. [1880s]
SKU: 10965

12mo, [iv] + 48 pp. In original brown printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Aged and lightly worn, with slight staining to edges of wraps. Can be dated to the 1880s, as Powell died in 1886, and the latest date in the text is 1881. Preface: 'This little work professes to give merely a sketch of the objects of beauty and interest to be found in The Golden Valley. The Landscape-Painter, the Archaeologist, the Botanist, the Historian, will there find ample occupation. | The sick and the sorrowing, in its repose and freshment, will find health and solace; and the careworn will find amusement on the banks of its beautiful stream.' Sections on Abbey Dore, Bacton, Turnaston, Vowchurch, Peterchurch (with 'Snodhill Castle'), Dorstone, with a final section of 'General Remarks', including accounts of two hauntings ('visionary deceptions'), with the second given 'in the phraseology of the narrator'. Excessively scarce: no copy in the British Library, on COPAC or WorldCat.