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industry, talent and exertion truly, but Cople House-Eirl of Ludlow's 10, not of property. The weight is laid Melchburn ParkLord St. John H. just precisely where it'ought not to be Oakley House-Marquis of Tavistock. upon industry, exertion, skill, and Bletsoe Park-Lord St. John labour ; upon qualities which a wise Ampthill Park-Lord Holland. ; *** and good government should ever be- | Wrest House--Countess De Grey stow fostering and anxious care and pro- | The highest rate in the county is tection, not depress by tyrannical and fupon 400l. and upwards, without speci. over-reaching measures of finance; the fying to what extent, which no doubt house duty in point of injustice is with applies to Woburn, the princely abode out a parallel-in a nation too) boasting of the Duke of Bedford." * : British justice, liberality, and gene- Only seven houses in the county are rosity !

rated above 501. per annum. We refer : - BEDFORD.*

to the list of the twelve principal resi. We find in the county of Bedford

denis in this countv, from which it will

be seen five in number out of the twelve (according to the oath of the assessor, or surveyor, sworn to act faithfully and

enumerated, pay no more than il. ls. 8d. honestly, without favour or affection,

annually, for dwelling-house duty, and under 48th Geo. III,, cap. 55, by land lords !

though' consisting of marquises, earls, which the commissioners of taxes are authorised to increase the assessments

BERKS. in all cases to the actuul rent paid, or, According to the official returns, if not let, but occupied by the owners, there are in this county to the real annual value at which the

Each paying inhabited house duty, annually. premises inight be let; the commis

2 houses rated at 901. .... £12 15 0 sioners, surveyors, &c. being bound to

14 ............ 1001. ...... 14. 3. 4. follow the instructions of the Lords

.. 15 II 8 of the Treasury :)

2 ............ 1501. ...... 21 5 0 Each paying iohabiter house duty annually. The principal dwellings consist of 7 houses rated at 501. .... £7 18 Englefield House-De Beauvoir, Esq.. ....... 601, .... 8 10 0

Hedsor Lodge-Lord Bostoni ......... 1001..... 14 3 4 1............ 1101. .... 15 11 8

A pohle mausion. . '.. ....... 2001. .... 28 68 Basildon-Sir F. Sykes, Bart. i. 1............ 4001. and upwards,

Coleshill House-Lerd Folkstone ! The principal dwellings in this county Aldermaston House -W. Congrere, consist of

:: Esq. T. Battlesden Park-Sir G. P. Turner Padworth House--T. Baron, Esq. Woburn Abbey-Duke of Bedford Caversham Park-Col. Marsac.

• A princely, extensive, and magnificent seat, Beaumont Lodge-Lord Ashbrook" the stables constituting the wings. ut an ele Dropmore--Lord Grenville gant building, the centre formed by a riding. Benham Park-Margravine of Anspach house and tennis-court, connecting a colonpade (a quarter of a mile long) with the noble owner's private apartments, green-house 140

eenhouse 140 Whytham Abbey-Earl of Abingdon feet long, park walled round, twelve miles in Ditton Park-Lord Montagu . circumference. . i.

Stuffings-Lord Dorchester Hawnes House-Lord Carteret... | Billingbear-Lord Braybrooke Wrest Park-Lady De Grey : . . Southill Park—Lord Foxford Warden -- Lord Ongley

Mongewell House-Bishop of Durham

Fawley Courd-W. B. W. Freeman, . In the Tables (vide pp. 4, 5) the rates are Esq. thus given: 901. and under 100l.; 1001. aud! Seven noble lords rated at 110l. per under 1101., &c. The lowest amount is taken, annum for inhabiied house-duty, and which in the generality of cases will be foundla to apply to the different mansions, particularly yearly contributing 151. Ils. 8d. each, those of high value. corn

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their generous and powerful, an withal Cosgrove Priory--Lord Lynedock 3. equal and just, proportion, towards Early Court-Lord Stowell. res meeting the weighty burdens of the We are not aware that there is any state; 15l. lls. 8d. inhabited house-clause in the act permitting a quarter or duty is paid by some hundreds annually third of the full value to be taken in

ertions, three fourths particular cases; it is perfectly clear if of whom, if their debts were paid, i the law is enforced to the letter in any would not be worth 1201. in the world. linstances (and it is in 50 cases out of The inhabited house-duty, or rather the ench 100), it must be so in all, for then income-tax so called, is most offcnsively a much lower rate fairly divided would partial in operation, and injurious in produce the same revenue. Taxation effect. i

Jis at present so cleverly contrived, that ni ... BUCKS..

a man with 500/. per annum, earned by According to the official returns, daily exertion, and one with 30,000l.' there are in the county of Bucks per annum, independent fortune, contriEach payiug inhabited house-duty, annually, bute equally the expenses of the state:

5 houses rated at 901..... £12 150 whereas the one should pay just sixty 7 ............ 1001..... 14 3 4 ,

Trimes more than the other. The system is 1 ............ 1101...... 15 11 8 1............ 1501.... 215 0

disgracefully absurd altcgether, calcu- ' ... 2001.,... 28 6 8 lated to save appearances by exacting a .......... 3001..... 42 100 mere Shadow of taxation from the - The principal dwellings in the county powerful classes, instead of a due share, consist of

and to throw the principal, weight upon Stoke Park-J. Penn, Esq.

industry. *Large square centre, two wings, south front! Stowe, the magnificent Stowe! rated 196 feet long, ornamented with a colounade; at 300l. per annum : seventy-fire liouses rated at 1501, per aunum.

lin the city of London are rated at a Wycombe Abbey-Lord Carrington similar amount, worth not one-twenWycombe Park-Sir J. D. King, Bart. tieth part of the value of Slowe, and

Spacious building, south front 300 feet, lofty acquiring even that value,'not as dwellapartinents, painted ceilings, gilt coruices, ing or inhabited houses (the professed marble door-frames, mahogany staircase, ex-lobiect for taxation contemplated in tensive grounds. 1501. per annum. Shardeloes T, T. Drake, Esq.

levying this tax), but as banking houses Stowe-Duke of Buckingham

or large shops in the principal tho

roughfares ; consequently, not one - A magnificent seat, the greatest ornament I third of the value in justice ought to of the county, with towers, columns, obelisks, and temples ; principal front 916 feet from have been considered as belonging to east to west; centre wings, coloonades, Co. the dwelling-house. With respect to

spleudid interior, noble rooms, saloon paved lerade we find all circumstances which with marble, Scagliola columns, white marble capitals, 12 statues, extensive grounds, de

increase the value taken to fill up an lightful woods, &c. &c., rated as worth 3001. enormous assessment; yet the princely per annum, and 421. 10s inhabited house-duty abode of a noble duke, for the purpose paid for this princely and splendid abode!

of taxation, is reduced to a level with Hartwell, Rev. Sir G. Lee, Bart.

the dwelling of a Ludgate-hill haberBeechwood-Sir J. Sebright

dasher. 421. 10s. inhabited house-duty Aston Clinton-Lord Lake

paid by the Duke of Buckingham for Ditton Park-Lord Montagu

Stowe--the regal Stowe!
Missenden-Earl of Buckinghamshire
Penn House-Earl Howe

CAMBRIDGE.
Peterley House-Lord Dormer

We find in this county Dropmore Lodge-Lord Grenville Paying inhabited house-duty annually. Newport House-Lord St. Helens

I house rated at 200...... £28 6 8 Court Garden-Lord Gardner

............ 1501..... 21 5 0

3... Iver-Lord Gambier ..

15 11 8 ............ 1101..... .

... 1001... ... 14° 3 4

The principal dwellings consist of | Superb mansion two fronts spacions Waresley Park-Earl of Kilmoecy

centre: large wings-lufty vaulted portico , Wimpole Hall-Earl of Hardwicke

admit a carriage--grand saloun, looking down

upon a terrace 350 feet long great ball, a The most splendid resideuce in the couoty. lofty Tuom two stories bigh, paved with par Bourne House-Earl de la War re ble ; venerable avenue-.plantations, &c. . Madingly Park-Sir St. Vincent Cotton Colesworth Castle-T. Tarleton, Esq.. Cheveley Park-Duke of Rutland Marple Hall-J. B. Isherwood, Esq. Ick worth Park-Earl of Bristol Dunhain Massey - Earl of Stamford . Ely Palace--Bishop of Ely. . . Norton Priory-Sir R. Brooke . ."

Wimpole Hall, the Earl of Hard- Tabley Park Sir J. F. Leycester wicke, rated at 2001. per annum, and Outhrington Hall-J. Trafford, Esq. contributing 281. 6s. ed. annually, as Lyme Park-T. Legh, Esq. being a fair proportion of taxation, and A noble mansiun ; conservatory 120 feet sword to as the full and real bona fide long.. annual value of Wimpole Hall. This Bramhall Hall-W. Davenport, Esq. being the case, we are bound to believe Vale Royal Abbey-Lord Delamere it, and can only state, the sooner sucha Hooton Hall-Sir T. M. Stanley, Bart, mode of awarding the proportion of the Godolphin Park, Duke of Leeds expenses of the state is thrown up, the Tarporley Lord Alvanley better for all parties concerned. In this Chester Palace --Bishop of Chester.. county we find five noblenen of high Eaton Hall, rated at 300l. per annum, rank contributing no more in taxation, and paying 421. 10s. house duty yearly, under this very important fiend, than Cholmondeley Castle, the Marquis of any five individuals whose dwellings, Cholmondeley, rated as worth 2001. per detached from the past appropriated to amum, and paying 281. 6s. Sd. duty. trade, which ought to have been in Godolphin Park, the Dake of Leeds, cluded in the valuation, are not worth rated as worth 1501. per annum, and 30l. per annum.

I paving 211. 58. inhabited house duty. !

Chester Palace the same, 211, 58. ..! CHESTER.

If all the rates in the county of It appears by the official returns there Chester are made with the same deare in this county

gree of proportion between the real Paying inhabited house-duty annually, value and the rate for assessment, there i house rated at 3001.....12 100

can be, we should presume, but few 2001.... 28 6 8 .. 1501. .... 21 5 0

appeals for overcharges. ' 3.. .... 1101. .... 15 il 8 Poor-rate, church-rate, &c. are of 8............ 1006. ... 14 3 4 course in the saine proportion... The principal dwellings consist of

:: CORNWALL. Capesthorn Hall-D. Davenport, Esq. 1 Astle Park-Col. Parker

According to the official returns there Over Peovre Park—Sir H. M. Main-are in the county of Cormwall waring

| Each paying inhalited 'house-duty annually. Mere Hall-P. L. Brooke, Esq.

3 bouses rated at 1107.....£15 11 8 Booth Hall-J. Legh, Esq.' ...

2............. 801, .... 6 8 Crewe Hall Lord Crewe

2............ 701....: 9184 Doddington Hall-Sir J. Broughton

The principal dwellings consist of . A spacious and splendid, fabric.

Clowance-Sir J. St. Aubyn, Bart. , Combermere Abbey - Lord Comber-|

- In a park five miles in circumference. . mere i

Tehidy_Lord de Dunstanville . Cholmondeley Castle - Marquis of In a park and ground 700 acres. 3 Cholmondeley i n .

Polvellan-C. Buller, Bsc ...si A magnificent structure of immense propor- Warrington House-Duke of NorthumA magpincea manen .....

berland Eaton Hal-Marquis of Westminster Pencarron-Sir, W.Molesworth m y

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Bennets-Lord de Dunstan ville *u este i Magnificent seat - centre two pavilions Cotele-Eurl of Mount Edlgcumbe,

| coonected by curridors--Front 360 feet long, Port Eliot-Earl of St. Germain's

grand hall, 20 alabaster colamus, park, 5

miles ju çircumference, flourishing plantations Tregothnan-Earl of Falmouth |-venerable oaks. Treverry--Viscount Exmouth *** Willersley Castle-R. Arkwright, Esq., Trefusis Castle Lord Clinton . Hrdilon Hall-Duke of Rutland i Carteret-Lord Carteret :

Chats worth-Duke of Devonshire , Boconnoe-Lord Grenville

1. Forms a square 190 feet long, spacious Lanydrock-Hon. Mrs. Agar.

quadrangular court. fountain in centre

statue of Orpheus-richly, sculptured frontsCUMBERLAND,

entrance, noble flight of steps interior According to the official returns there

gorgeously decorated - painted ceilings

park nine miles iu circumfereuce - watet are in the county of Cumberland works, &c. Paying inhabited house-duty annually. :

Hasson-Lord Kinnaird
I house rated at 2001.... £28 6 8
......... 3501.... 21. 5 0 .

Tissington Hall-Sir H. Fitzherbert
1101:,... 15 11 8 Upottery-Lord Sidmouth,
1001..... 14 3 4 Bradley Hall-Earl of Chesterfield.''
903..... 12 15 0
80k..... 11 6,8

I DEVON. The principal dwellings in the county According to the official returns there are in

are in the county of Devon Hurton Hall-F. Fane, Esca. | Each paying inhabited house duty, annually. Whitehaven Castle - Earl of Lonsdale 3 kuuses cated at 2001.... . £28 6 8 Muncaster Castle-Lord Muncaster

los.......... 1501.... 215 0.

4 .... Ponsonby Hall-G. K. Stanley, Esq.

...... 1101..... 15 8
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14 ............ 1001.....
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14 3 4 Workington Halld.c. Curwen, Esq. 1 The principal dwellings consist of Rose Castle-Bishop of Carlisle · Castle Hill-Earl Fortescue . Eden Hall-Sir P. Musgrave'."

A splendid seat.
Hayton Castle--H. Joliffe, Esq.
Naworth Castle-Earl of Carlisle

Killerton Park-Sir T. D. Ackland
Carlton Halt-Lord Wallace.

Tavistock Court, Sir B. Wrey, Bart.

A superb mausion with two fronts and four si? :: DERBY.

| towers, grounds upwards of seven miles in

circumference. *** According to the official returns there.

Ugbrook-Lord Clifford are in the county of Derby :

Dartington House — Mrs. ChamperPaying iubabited house-duty andnally.

noune I house rated at 4007... 56 134

Noble pile 250 feet in length, halt 70 feet ........ 3001..... 42 10 0

long 40 feet wide, chimney piece 14 feet high. e. 2004..... 28 6 8

Saltram-Earl of Morley .. .... 1501...... 2 5

| Covering, an area of 135 feet by 170, park ...110L..... 15. 11. 8*

and plantatious 10 miles in circumference. 3........ .... 1001..... 14 3 4

Powderham Castle-Lord Courtenay I ........ 901...... 12 15 0

Mahon House-Earl Stanhope The principal dwellings consists of

Buckfastleigh-Earl of Macclesfield . Melbourne Park-Hon. C. Lanıb

Northmolton-Earl of Morley
Bretby Park-Earl of Chesterfield

Upper Ottery--Viscount Sidmouth
Elvaston-Lord Harrington
Sudbury Hall-Lord Vernon

Stevenston-Lord Rolle: i .'"

Bickton-Lord Rolle Hardwicke Hall Duke of Devonshire

Exeter Palace-Bishop of Exeter. A far-famed mansion, built of stone-tower

| at each corner-spacious court in frontovast

We suggest a reference to the rates size - majority of chimneycurgers large for this county of the value of the prinenough for a hall or kitchen-great gallery cipal dwellings, to the occupants of 195 feet long.

Ithose dwellings, and their annual inBolsover Castle-Duke of Portland come; and a comparison with the in"Kedleston-Lord Scarsdale

habitants in any street in London simi

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The principal dwellinga consist of | Superb mansion two fronts spacious Waresley Park-Earl of Kilmoecy

centre: large wipgs-lufty vaulted portico-, Wimpole Hall-Earl of Hardwicke

admit a carriage-grand saloun, looking down

upon a terrace 350 feet long-great ball, a The most splendid residence in the couoty. lofty Tuom two stories high, paved with mar. Bourne House-Earl de la Warre ble ; venerable avenue-.plantations, &c. , *** Madingly Park-Sir St. Vincent Cotton Colesworth Castle-T. Tarleton, Esq. * Cheveley Park-Duke of Rutland Marple Hall-J. B. Isherwood, Esq. , Ick worth Park-Earl of Bristol Dunhain Massey-Earl of Stamford Ely Palace-Bishop of Ely.

Norton Priory--Sir R. Brooke Wimpole Hall, the Earl of Hard- Tabley Park --Sir J. F. Leycester wicke, rated at 2001. per annum, and Vuthrington Hall-J. Trafford, Esq. contributing 281. 6s. 8d. annually, as Lyme Park-T. Legh, Esq. being a fair proportion of taxation, and A noble mausiun ; conservatory 120 feet sworn to as the full and real bona fide long, annual value of Wimpole Hall. This Bramhall Hall-W. Davenport, Esq. being the case, we are bound to believe Vale Royal Abbey-Lord Delamere it, and can only state, the sooner such a Hooton Hall-Sir T. M. Stanley, Bart, mode of awarding the proportion of the Godolphin Park-Duke of Leeds expenses of the state is thrown up, the Tarporley-Lord Alvanley better for all parties concerned. In this Chester Palace--Bishop of Chester., county we find five noblemien of high Eaton Hall, rated at 300l. per aonum, rank contributing no more in taxation, and paying 421. 10s, house duty yearly. under this very important head, than Cholmondeley Castle, the Marquis of any five individuals whose dwellings, Cholmondeley, rated as worth 2001. per: detached from the past appropriated to amum, and paying 281. 6s. Sd. duty. trade, which ought to have been in Godolphin Park, the Dake of Leeds, cluded in the valuation, are not worth rated as worth 1501. per annum, and 301. per annum.

Ipaving 211. 58. inhabited house duty. , CHESTER.

Chester Palace the same, 211. 58. :.

If all the rates in the county of It appears by the official returns there Chester are made with the same deare in this county

gree of proportion between the real Paying inhabited house-duty annually. value and the rate for assessment, there I house rated at 3001 .....#12 10 0

can be, we should presume, but few ...... 2901.... 28 6 8 3............ 1501. .... 215 0

| appeals for overcharges.ir. ....1101..... 15 11 8 | Poor-rate,, church-rate, &c. are of

...... 100%..... 14 3 4 | course in the saine proportion.. . The principal dwellings consist of

. . CORNWALL. Capesthorn Hall-D. Davewport, Esq. Asile Park-Col. Parker

According to the official returns there Over Peovre Park—Sir H. M. Main-are in the county of Cormwall waring

Each paying inhabited house-duty annually. Mere Hall-P. L. Brooke, Esq.

5 bóuses rated at 1101.....£15 11 8 Booth Hall–J. Legh, Esq.

............. 801. .... l 6 8 Crewe Hall-Lord Crewe

1 2 ............ ,

707.... 9 18 4 Doddington Hall-Sir J. Brovghton.

The principal dwellings consist of: A spacious and splendid, fabric.

Clowance-Sir J. St. Aubyn, Bart. , Combermere Abbey - Lord Comber

Jo a park five miles in circumference.is merei

Tehidy_Lord de Dunstanville Cholmondeley Castle - Marquis of In a park and ground 700 acres. * Cholmondeley 'in

Polvellan-C. Buller, Bsq; , A inagnificent structure of immense propor. Warrington House-Duke of Northum. tions,

berland ; . so Eaton Hal-Marquis of Westminster |Pencarron-Sir, W.Molesworth

3.

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