Searching for "BRANSTON"

You searched for "BRANSTON" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, but the match we found was not what you wanted. 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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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    BRANSTON Manor NEWCHURCH AP/CP (Parish-level Unit)
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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 "BRANSTON":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Branston Leicestershire Branston .-- par., N. Leicestershire, 8 miles NE. of Melton Mowbray, 960 ac., pop. 247; P.O. Bartholomew
    Branston Lincolnshire Branston , par. and ry. sta., in mid. of co. and 4 m.SE. of Lincoln, 5389 ac., pop. 1431; P.O., T.O.; contains Bartholomew
    BRANSTON, Branstone, or Braunston Leicestershire BRANSTON , Branstone, or Braunston, a parish in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester; 7 miles N of Frisby r. station, and 8 NNE of Melton Imperial
    Branstone Staffordshire Branstone , township, is par. and 2 miles SW. of Burton-on-Tent, E. Staffordshire, pop. 991; P.O. Bartholomew
    BRANSTONE, or Branson Staffordshire BRANSTONE , or Branson, a township in Burton-upon-Trent parish, Stafford; on Icknield-street, the Grand Trunk canal, and the Midland Imperial
    BRANSTON, or Branson Lincolnshire BRANSTON , or Branson, a parish in the district and county of Lincoln; 4 miles SE of Lincoln r. station. It includes Imperial
    BRAUNSTON, or Branston Rutland Branston, a parish in Oakham district, Rutland; on the river Gwash, 2½ miles SW of Oakham r. station. It has a post Imperial
    BURTON-UPON-TRENT Staffordshire Branstone, and Winshill,-the last electorally in Derby. Acres, 7,730. Real property, £62,045. Population of the whole Imperial
    EATON Leicestershire Branstone, under Grantham. Acres, 2, 470. Real property, £2, 771. Pop., 421. Houses, 92. The property is divided among Imperial
    KNIPTON Leicestershire Branston, under Grantham. Acres, 1, 430. Real property, £2, 233. Pop., 369. Houses, 67. The property is divided among Imperial
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    Nottinghamshire
    Branston, Waddington, Mere, South Hyckham, North Hyckham, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Eagle, Swinethorpe, Doddington, Skellingthorpe, Washingborough, Bardney, and Stainfield, and the extra Imperial
    LINCOLNSHIRE, or LINCOLN Lincolnshire Branston Hall, Brattleby Hall, Brothertoft Hall, Bulby House, Burwell Park, Cadwell Hall, Caenby Hall, Candlesby House, Canwick, Cawkwell House, Cawood Imperial
    MELTON-MOWBRAY Leicestershire Branston, Eastwell, GoadbyMarwood, Scalford, Abkettleby, Nether-Bronghton, and Broughton-Sulney-the last electorally in Notts-and the chapelry of Wycombe Imperial
    RYKNIELD-STREET Gloucestershire Branston; proceeded by Little Chester, Chesterfield, and Temple-Brough, to Aldborough; and, if it went thence to the mouth of the Tyne Imperial
    VIA DEVANA Cambridgeshire
    Cheshire
    Essex
    Leicestershire
    Branston, and Chesterton, to Chester. It crossed Ermine-street at Godmanchester, the Fosse way at Leicester, and Ryknield-street at Branston Imperial
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