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groupings on the west of the church and the luxuriant limes and chesnuts are quite picturesque. We give a few outlines which represent the east end of the church and the remains of the palace.

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The most genuine and satisfactory remnant of old times, though not very ancient, is Whitgift's Hospital, founded by the Archbishop, finished in '1599. It maintains a warden, schoolmaster, and brothers and sisters not exceeding forty, who must be at least sixty years old, inhabitants of Croydon and Lambeth by preference, and nominated by the Archbishops of Canterbury. The chapel, the warden's apartments

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and its fittings, and the quadrangle, all retain their pristine character unspoiled by modern improvements. The building stands at the cross-roads of the High-street, the east road leading to Addiscombe and the Brighton station—the west to the old church-the south through the best part of the town, past the Assize Hall and market place, and to Sanderstead —and the north from the Croydon station and to London. It is well worth while stepping into the Quadrangle, and even inspecting the principal rooms, which retain their original features.

The tourist hither, after seeing Whitgift's Hospital, then the Palace, and lastly the Church, has a large surrounding field of beauty open for the remainder of his day's excursion. He may profitably and pleasurably walk through shaded lanes to Beddington and see the Hall

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of the Carews — or over the open grassy downs to Bansteador across the heathy hills of Addington-or ascend the heights of Sanderstead, which command a glorious panorama of such scenery as is almost peculiar to England—and he will not fail to look at the Church and the Parsonage, both capital things in their way: or he may stroll by

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the road through West Wickham-see Wickham Court and Church, and then to the famous old oaks on Hayes Common-oaks which it is no stretch of fancy to believe that Druids have sacrificed under. All are so good and so profitable to see, that we can only recommend each in its own turn. Our favourite walk is along the Addington Hills to Sanderstead. We may enlarge on these divergent excursions from Croydon at some future time.

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Any one who happily enjoys an intimacy with the chalk and sand hills extending through Kent and Surrey into Hampshire, must be able instantly to call to mind at least half a dozen spots among them which, for a peculiar and lovely beauty of their own, will bear the test of comparison with any of the scenes throughout England and Wales, registered as most picturesque par excellence. The views from the bench at the south end of Knole Park, near Sevenoaks; from the knoll overlooking Lord Somers's house, at Reigate; from Walton-on-the-Hill; from the height of Box Hill; from Leith Hill; from Martha's Chapel and St. Catherine's Hill, near Guildford, and several other adjacent spots, may each and all be instanced as worthy to rank in the same catalogue of picturesque excellences as

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