Searching for "ABRIDGE"

We could not match "ABRIDGE" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, or as a postcode. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 17 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "ABRIDGE":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Abridge Essex Abridge , vil., Lambourne par., W. Essex, on river Roding, 5 miles S. of Epping; P.O. Bartholomew
    ABRIDGE Essex ABRIDGE , a village in Lambourne parish, Essex; on the river Roding., 5 miles S of Epping. It has a post Imperial
    BREADSALL Derbyshire charities £70. Hierom, the abridger of Poole's "Synopsis," was rector; and Dr. Darwin, the naturalist, was a resident. Imperial
    Edinburghshire or Midlothian Midlothian abridged in its autbority by various jurisdictions within its bounds; and it likewise, for a considerable time, was hampered in its administration Groome
    Fife or Fifeshire Fife abridge from Mr Macdonald—to the N of the Eden is quick and fertile, nowhere very deep or very Groome
    KILLEGNEY Wexford abridgment of Irish History, the History of the Rebellion in 1798, and various other works, was for many years rector Lewis:Ireland
    LAMBOURNE Essex Abridge. Acres, 2,440. Real property, £5,320. Pop., 890. Houses, 175. The property is divided among a few. Bishops Imperial
    OXFORD Berkshire
    abridgment and degradation. Ridley, Latimer, and Cranmer were burnt in it, at Canditch, before Balliol college, in 1555-6. Elizabeth Imperial
    PADBURY Buckinghamshire abridge over the Ouse, and a post-office under Buckingham. The parish comprises 1, 900 acres. Real property, £4,000; of which Imperial
    Penicuik Midlothian abridge from Bremmer's Industries of Scotland-are among the oldest, best-known, and most extensive manufacturers of paper in Scotland Groome
    PURFLEET Kent abridge over the Marditch, a small harbour, a hotel, pleasure-gardens and government powder magazines, with store-houses, barracks, and a good Imperial
    Rathen Aberdeenshire Abridgement of Britain's Distemper, ` there was about the tyme of morneing prayer for diverse dayes togithir, hard in the church Groome
    RODING (The) Essex Roothings, Ongar, Navestock, Abridge, Chigwell, Wood ford, Ilford, and Barking, to the Thames, 2 miles S E of East Ham. Imperial
    ROSS Herefordshire abridge, a town hall, a market house, a police station, a church, five dissenting chapels, a mechanics' institute, anagricultural society Imperial
    Sandwick Orkney abridge from a recent article by Mr Pringle, ` The parish of Sandwick presents a more fertile aspect than that of Stromness Groome
    Shapinshay Orkney abridge from an article by Mr Pringle in Trans. Highl. and Ag. Soc. (1874), 'The surface soil is naturally moorish Groome
    STRATFIELDSAYE Berkshire Abridge-courts, and in that of Charles I. to the Pitts; and was purchased, in 1815, for the Duke of Wellington Imperial
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