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    Place name County Entry Source
    Aberdeen Aberdeenshire crossing a tower rose, with its oaken spire, octagonal and picturesque, to a height of 120 feet: and in it hung three great harmonious bells, of which one, 'Lowrie,' bore date 1352, and was recast in Flanders about 1633. After the Reformation the roodscreen gave place to a wall, and St Nicholas thus was divided into two churches, the western consisting of the former nave, the eastern of the choir, and the Romanesque transept between (known as Drum's and Collison's aisles) serving as vestibule. The West Church, having become dilapidated, was rebuilt (1751-55) from designs by James Groome
    AHINAGH, or AGHINAGH Cork crossed at the village of Carrigadrohid by an old bridge, built by order of Cromwell, which connects the parish with the pretty modern village of Killinardrish. The banks of the river are here adorned with several elegant houses. Oakgrove, the residence of John Bowen, Esq., is a handsome modern mansion, situated in a richly ornamented demesne containing some of the finest oaks in the county. Coolalta, the residence of W. Furlong, Esq., M. D., is a pretty villa in the midst of some picturesque ground tastefully planted; and contiguous to the church is the glebe-house, a handsome edifice Lewis:Ireland
    CASTLETOWN-KILPATRICK Meath Gerrard; and Legga, of A. Kieran, Esq. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, united by act of council to the rectories of Knock and Drakestown, and in the alternate patronage of the Crown and the Bishop: the tithes of the parish amount to £278. 1. 2.; and the gross value of the benefice, including tithe and glebe, is £690. 8. 7. The church is a neat edifice, with a tower, and was rebuilt in 1823, at an expense of £467. 12. 4. The glebe-house, which is close to the church, was erected Lewis:Ireland
    CHALFONT-ST. PETER Buckinghamshire curacy of Gerrard's Cross is a separate benefice. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £25. Imperial
    FERMANAGH Fermanagh Gerrard Lowther, Edw. Sibthorp, Henry Flower, Sir Edw. Blenerhasset, and Thomas Blenerhasset, Englishmen; besides whom, Sir John Davis, Capt. Harrison, Sir Henry Folliott, and Captains Gore and Atkinson, acquired large tracts in the allotments set apart for such natives as were suffered to reside. Of these, Con Mac Shane O'Neal, and Brian Mac Guire were the only persons of sufficient consequence to be noted in the report to the English government on the state of the plantation in 1619. In the war of 1688, this county became famous by the gallant stand made by its inhabitants, under the name Lewis:Ireland
    FULMER Buckinghamshire Gerrard's Cross, which has a post office under Slough. Acres, 1,886. Real property, £2, 530. Pop., 351. Houses Imperial
    Gerrard's Cross Buckinghamshire Gerrard's Cross , eccl. dist. and vil., Chalfont and Fulmer pars., Bucks -- dist., pop. 638; vil., 3 miles SE. of Beaconsfield Bartholomew
    GERRARDS-CROSS Buckinghamshire GERRARDS-CROSS , a village and a chapelry in Fulmer parish, Bucks. The village stands 3 miles ESE of Beaconsfield, and 6 N by E of Slough Imperial
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