Searching for "LILFORD"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    LILFORD LG_Ward Parish-level Unit LEIGH MB/UD (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    ALDWINKLE-ST. PETER Northamptonshire diocese of Peterborough. Value, £230. Patron, Lord Lilford. The church is good. Thomas Fuller, the historian, was a native. Imperial
    ATHERTON Lancashire Lilford. The chapelry is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £100. Patron, Lord Lilford. The church Imperial
    BEWSY HALL Lancashire BEWSY HALL , the seat of Lord Lilford, on Sankey canal, 1 mile NW of Warrington, Lancashire. Imperial
    HOOLE Lancashire Lilford and the Marquis de Rothwell. Acres of Little Hoole, 1, 222; of which 70 are water. Real property, £2, 533. Pop., 424. Houses Imperial
    LEIGH Lancashire Lilford. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of West Leigh, in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £270.* Patron Imperial
    LILFORD Northamptonshire Lilford Hall, belongs to Lord Lilford, and gives him his title of Baron. The Hall was built in 1635, and stands Imperial
    Lilford cum Wigsthorpe Northamptonshire Lilford cum Wigsthorpe , par., Northamptonshire, on river Nen, 3 miles SW. of Oundle, 1940 ac., pop. 157; the manor gives Bartholomew
    NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, or Northampton Northamptonshire Lilford Hall, Overstone Park, Peterborough Palace, Watford Court, Ashby Lodge, Courteenhall Hall, East Carlton Hall, Horton Hall, Milton House, Parkview Imperial
    OUNDLE Northamptonshire Lilford Hall, the seat of Lord Lilford, Farming Woods, the seat of Lord Lyveden, and Biggin Hall, the seat of J. W. Russell Imperial
    PILTON Northamptonshire Lilford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £190.* Patron, Lord Lilford. The church is early Imperial
    TARLETON Lancashire Lilford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £960.* Patron, the Rev. M. Fletcher. The church Imperial
    THORPE-ACHURCH Northamptonshire Lilford. The living is a rectory, united with Lilford, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £420.* Patron, Lord Lilford Imperial
    TITCHMARSH Northamptonshire Lilford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £782.* Patron, Lord Lilford. The church is later Imperial
    TYLDESLEY Lancashire Houses, 1,254. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £180.* Patron, Lord Lilford. Imperial
    WARRINGTON Lancashire Lilford; of T., the Bishop of Sodor and Man; of St. P., the Hon. L. Powys; of St. A., W. Beamont Imperial
    Wigsley (or Wiggesley) Nottinghamshire Wigsley (or Wiggesley ), township, Thorney par., Notts, 8 miles E. of Tuxford, pop. 91. Wigsthorpe. See LILFORD CUM WIGSTHORPE. Bartholomew
    WIGSTHORPE Northamptonshire WIGSTHORPE , a hamlet in Lilford parish, Northampton; 4½ miles S by E of Oundle. Pop., 97. Imperial
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