. The Dover road : annals of an ancient turnpike. Horses; Dover road (England). 9i THE DOVER ROAD fashion, by a large roadside inn, the " Falstaff," standing nearl}^ opposite Gad's Hill Place, the successor, built in the time of Queen Anne, of a lonely beerhouse, the resort of characters more than question- able ; more than kin to highwaymen, and much less than kind to unprotected wayfarers. 1/. THE " FALSTAFF," GAD'S HILL. From here the road goes steepl}^ all the way to Strood, over Coach and Horses' Hill, and through a deep cutting made by the Highway Board about 1830, in

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. The Dover road : annals of an ancient turnpike. Horses; Dover road (England). 9i THE DOVER ROAD fashion, by a large roadside inn, the " Falstaff," standing nearl}^ opposite Gad's Hill Place, the successor, built in the time of Queen Anne, of a lonely beerhouse, the resort of characters more than question- able ; more than kin to highwaymen, and much less than kind to unprotected wayfarers. 1/. THE " FALSTAFF," GAD'S HILL. From here the road goes steepl}^ all the way to Strood, over Coach and Horses' Hill, and through a deep cutting made by the Highway Board about 1830, in order to ease the heavy pull up from Rochester ; a cutting known at that time as '' Davies' Straits," from the name of the chairman of the Board, the Rev. George Davies. The view here, over house-tops toward the Medway, framed in on either side by this hollow road, is particularly fine, and I think I cannot come through Strood into Rochester without quoting a certain lieutenant who, with a captain and an " ancient " (by which last we understand " ensign " to be meant), travelled in these parts in 1635. " I am. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Harper, Charles George, 1863-1943. Hartford, Conn. : Edwin Valentine Mitchell

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