Descriptive gazetteer entries

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Duchy of Lancaster like this:

LANCASTER (DUCHY OF), a liberty in Strand district, Middlesex; forming part of the metropolis; and lying partly in the precinct of the Savoy and St Clement-Danes, but mostly in the parish of St. Mary-le-Strand. It includes the site of the palace of the Earls and Dukes of Lancaster.

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Travel writing

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Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Strand 1 5
Covent Garden 2 1
Middle Temple 0 2
Charing Cross 1 4
Inner Temple 0 1
Lincolns Inn 1 2
Holborn 9 5
St Giles 1 3
Grays Inn 3 2
Furnivals Inn 1 2
Soho 0 2
St James 0 2
Waterloo 0 5
Westminster 103 7
Saffron Hill 1 2
Clerkenwell 2 2
Bloomsbury 0 2
Grays Inn Road 0 2
Charter House 0 1
Glasshouse Yard 0 2