Searching for "BENSON"

We could not match "BENSON" 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 11 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • You have just searched a list of the main towns, villages and localities of Britain which we have kept as simple as possible. It is based on a much more detailed list of legally defined administrative units: counties, districts, parishes, wapentakes and so on. This is the real heart of our system, and you may be better off directly searching it. There are no units called "BENSON" (excluding any that have already been grouped into the places you have already searched), but administrative unit searches can be narrowed by area and type, and broadened using wild cards and "sound-alike" matching:

  • 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 "BENSON":
    Place name County Entry Source
    BENSINGTON, or Benson Oxfordshire Benson, a village and a parish in the district of Wallingford and county of Oxford. The village stands on the river Imperial
    Benson Knot Westmorland Benson Knot , hill, Westmorland, 2 miles NE. of Kendal, alt. 1098 ft. Bartholomew
    BENSON-KNOT Westmorland BENSON-KNOT , a hill 2 miles ENE of Kendal, Westmoreland. It rises abruptly; is not easily climbed; has an altitude Imperial
    Benson, or Bensington Oxfordshire Benson , or Bensington , par. and vil., SE. Oxfordshire, on river Thames, 1¾ mile NE. of Wallingford, 2920 ac. (14 water Bartholomew
    BUTTERMERE Cumberland Benson, is on the NE side of the lake. The general surface is a grand vale, engirt with mountains, and much Imperial
    Crowmarsh Battle Oxfordshire Crowmarsh Battle , hamlet, Benson par., SE. Oxfordshire, on river Thames, 1 mile N. of Wallingford. Bartholomew
    EASTHOPE Shropshire living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £133.* Patron, M. G. Benson, Esq. The church is tolerable. Imperial
    LIVERPOOL Lancashire Benson-street; the Liverpool establishment for needlewomen is in Great Oxford-street; the Nurses' institution is in Soho-street; the Nurses Imperial
    LONDON London
    Benson and Mr. R. Andrew; St. Mildred-Poultry-withSt. Mary-Colechurch, a rectory, £269, alternately the Lord Chancellor and the Mercers Imperial
    NEWRY Armagh
    Benson, Esq.; Greenpark, of — Thompson, Esq.; Derramore, of — Smith, Esq.; Drumbanagher Castle, of Lieut.-Col. Maxwell Close; Drummantine Lewis:Ireland
    SALKELD (Great) Cumberland school. Bishop Law and Arch-deacon Paley were rectors; and the nonconformist Dr. Benson and Chief-Justice Ellenborough were natives. Imperial
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

  • Place-names also appear in our collection of British travel writing. If the place-name you are interested in appears in our simplified list of "places", the search you have just done should lead you to mentions by travellers. However, many other places are mentioned, including places outside Britain and weird mis-spellings. You can search for them in the Travel Writing section of this site.

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