Searching for "ASHTON ON RIBBLE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Ashton-on-Ribble Lancashire Ashton-on-Ribble , eccl. dist., Preston par., N. Lancashire, 2 miles W. of Preston, pop. 2913; P.O., T.O. Bartholomew
    ASHTON-ON-RIBBLE Lancashire ASHTON-ON-RIBBLE , a chapelry in Preston parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, adjacent to the Wyre and Preston railway Imperial
    INGOL Lancashire Ashton-on-Ribble chapelry, Preston parish, Lancashire; 2 miles N of Preston. Ingol Lodge is the seat of James Teebay Imperial
    LANCASHIRE Lancashire Ribble to the Mersey is prevailingly a sandy loam, of considerable fertility; but only a small proportion of it is in tillage, and the greater part is laid out in grass. A limestone soil exists in scattered portions, over much of the county, especially in the N; and possesses the properties usually found in limestone land. About 369,200 acres are computed to be waste. The climate is wet, having a rain-fall of from 30 to 40 inches; and draining has not been practised to as great an extent as might have been expected. Peat mosses form a considerable Imperial
    Lancashire, or Lancaster Lancashire Ribble and the Mersey. Iron is abundant in Furness. Lancashire is intersected by an intricate network of canals and railways. Its immense cotton mfrs. have a world-wide fame, while other textile fabrics are largely produced. Its mfrs. of machinery of all descriptions are also extensive. Lancashire comprises 6 hundreds, 453 pars., the parl. And mun. bors. of Barrow in Furness (1 member), Blackburn, Bolton (2 members each), Burnley, Bury (1 member each), Liverpool (9 members), Manchester (6 members), Salford (3 members), Oldham, Preston (2 members each), Rochdale, St Helens, Wigan (1 member each), the greater part of the parl Bartholomew
    LEA Lancashire Ashton-on-Ribble chapelry, Preston parish, Lancashire; near Lea-Road r. station, 3 miles WNW of Preston. The manor belongs Imperial
    LIVERPOOL Lancashire Ribble and the Mersey, including the borough of Liverpool; and though he lived not more than three or four years to enjoy his new possessions, he appears to have done good service to the town. A very old tradition assigns to him the erection, on Everton hill, of a beacon, or lighthouse, which continued to stand till the beginning of the present century. That structure may have been either a beacon or a lighthouse, or both; for it stood so conspicuously on an eminence upwards of 200 feet above the town's level, that it must have been visible both Imperial
    Preston Lancashire Ashton, Ingol, and Cottam, and of the township of Penwortham, as will be added to the municipal borough on the 1st of June 1889, by virtue of the "Ribble Bartholomew
    PRESTON Lancashire Ashton-on-Ribble. Acres, 15, 834. Pop.in 1851, 72, 136; in 1861, 85, 699. Houses, 15, 558. The living of St. John Imperial
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