Searching for "BECKINGHAM"

We could not match "BECKINGHAM" 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 16 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Beckingham Nottinghamshire Beckingham , par., N. Notts, 2 miles NW. of Gainsborough, 3010 ac., pop. 448; P.O. Bartholomew
    Beckingham Lincolnshire Beckingham .-- par. with ry. sta., S. Lincolnshire, 5 miles E. of Newark, 2200 ac., pop. 346; P.O. Bartholomew
    BECKINGHAM Nottinghamshire BECKINGHAM , a parish in Gainsborough district, Notts; on the Lincoln and Doncaster railway, 2½ miles W by N of Gainsborough Imperial
    BECKINGHAM Lincolnshire BECKINGHAM , a parish in the district of Newark and county of Lincoln; on the river Witham, 3½ s N of Claypole Imperial
    FENTON Lincolnshire annexed to the rectory of Beckingham, in the diocese of Lincoln. The church has a pinnacled tower, and is good. Imperial
    GAINSBOROUGH Lincolnshire Beckingham, Saundby, Bole, and West Burton, -all electorally in Notts; the sub-district of Willingham, containing the parishes of Willingham Imperial
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    Beckingham, Brant-Broughton, Carlton-Scroop, Caythorpe, Claypole-North, Claypole-South, Fulbeck, Hougham, Marston, Long Ledenham, Normanton, Stubton, and Westborough; the vicarages Imperial
    LINCOLNSHIRE, or LINCOLN Lincolnshire Beckingham Hall, Bilsby Hall, Blankney Hall, Bloxholm Hall, Boothby Hall, Bottesford Moor, Boultham Hall, Bourn Abbey, Branston Hall, Brattleby Hall Imperial
    NEWARK Nottinghamshire Beckingham, electorally in Lincoln; the sub-district of Bennington, containing the parishes of Farndon, Hawton, Balderton, Cotham, and Kilvington, and the township Imperial
    Peartree Hill Nottinghamshire Peartree Hill , hamlet, Beckingham par., Notts, 4 miles NW. of Gainsborough. Bartholomew
    PEARTREE-HILL Nottinghamshire PEARTREE-HILL , a hamlet in Beckingham parish, Notts; 4 miles W N W of Gainsborough. Imperial
    STRAGGLETHORPE Lincolnshire belongs to Sir G. E. Welby, Bart. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Beckingham. The church is good. Imperial
    Sutton Lincolnshire Sutton , hamlet, Beckingham par., Lincolnshire, 5 miles SE. of Newark. Bartholomew
    SUTTON Lincolnshire SUTTON , a hamlet in Beckingham parish, Lincoln; 5 miles ESE of Newark. Imperial
    Tolleshunt Major Essex sometimes called Beckingham; an embattled gateway remains of the ancient seat of the Beckinghams, erected in time of Henry VIII. Bartholomew
    TOLLESHUNT-MAJOR, or Beckingham Essex Beckingham, a parish, with a village, in Maldon district, Essex; 4¼ miles ENE of Maldon r. station. It has a post Imperial
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