Searching for "WHALEY BRIDGE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH Derbyshire Whaley-Bridge railway, and 5 miles N of Buxton. It sprang from an ancient church or chapel within the Peak Imperial
    DAVENPORT Cheshire station on the NE border of Cheshire; on the Whaley-Bridge branch of the Manchester and Macclesfield railway, between Stockport and Hazel-Grove. Imperial
    Cheshire to Hayfield in Derbyshire. It joins the Stockport and Whaley-Bridge railway at Disley. It was authorized in 1860. Imperial
    DISLEY, or Disley-Stanley Cheshire Whaley-Bridge railway, adjacent to the Peak Forest canal, at the boundary with Derbyshire, 6¼ miles SE of Stockport Imperial
    FURNESS VALE Cheshire
    VALE , a railway station near the boundary between Cheshire and Derbyshire; on the Buxton railway, 1 mile NW of Whaley-Bridge. Imperial
    LONDON AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY London Whaley-Bridge railway, authorized in 1855, and associated with the Northwestern through subscription of £85,000; the Brixton Extension Imperial
    MANCHESTER, BUXTON, MATLOCK, AND MIDLANDS JUNCTION RAILWAY Derbyshire Buxton, Whaley-Bridge, and Disley, to the Northwestern at Stockport, thus bringing the original line into direct communication with Manchester. Imperial
    Peak Forest Canal Cheshire Forest Canal , Lancashire, Cheshire, and Derbyshire; extends from Ashton under Lyne 21½ miles S., past Whaley Bridge, to Milton. Bartholomew
    Roosdych Derbyshire Roman chariot course, on W. border of Derbyshire, near Whaley Bridge; is ½ mile long and nearly 50 yards broad. Bartholomew
    SALTERSFORD Cheshire Whaley-Bridge r. station, and 5 E N E of Macclesfield; and is sometimes called Jenkins-Chapel. The chapelry includes Imperial
    TAXALL Cheshire Whaley-Bridge r. station, and 7½ NE of Macclesfield. Acres, 3,718. Real property, £2,014. Pop., 277. Houses Imperial
    Whaley Bridge Cheshire Whaley Bridge , vil. with ry. sta., Yeardsley cum Bartholomew
    WHALEY-BRIDGE Cheshire WHALEY-BRIDGE , a village in Whaley-cum-Yeardsley township, Cheshire; on the river Goyt, the Peak Forest canal, and the Manchester Imperial
    WHALEY-CUM-YEARDSLEY Cheshire Whaley-Bridge. Acres, 1,320. Real property, £3,952; of which £1,100 are in mines, £60 in quarries Imperial
    Yeardsley cum Whaley Cheshire Whaley Bridge), Taxal par., Cheshire, on E. border of co., 9 miles SE. of Stockport, 1323 ac., pop. 1272; P.O., T.O., called Bartholomew
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