Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Blenheim

Blenheim, par., mid. Oxfordshire, near Woodstock, 2269 ac., pop. 122. Blenheim Park is the seat of the Duke of Marlhorough. Towards the building of the mansion, which is the masterpiece of the architect Vanbrugh, Parliament voted #500,000, in honour of the first Duke, for his great victory of Blenheim (1704). The park contains 2700 ac., and is 12 miles in circuit.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Blenheim CP       Blenheim Park ExP/CP       Oxfordshire AncC
Place: Blenheim Park

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