Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to Middlesex by G. F. Bosworth was first published in 1913. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the county.
Table of Contents
1. County and shire. The word 'Middlesex'. Its origin and meaning; 2. General characteristics. Position and natural conditions; 3. Size. Shape. Boundaries; 4. Surface and general features - forests, commons and open spaces; 5. The River Thames; 6. The tributaries of the Thames - Colne, Yeading Brook, Crane, Brent, Little Ealing Brook, Stanford Brook, Lea. The new river; 7. Geology; 8. Natural history; 9. Climate and rainfall; 10. People - race. Dialect. Settlements. Population; 11. Agriculture - main cultivations, woodlands, stock; 12. Industries and manufactures; 13. History of Middlesex; 14. Antiquities - prehistoric, Roman, Saxon; 15. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical - churches and religious houses; 16. Architecture - (b) domestic - Hampton Court palace; 17. Architecture - (c) domestic - famous seats, cottages; 18. Communications, past and present - roads, railways, canals; 19. Administration and divisions - ancient and modern; 20. Roll of honour; 21. The chief towns and villages of Middlesex; Illustrations; Maps.