Searching for "DESBOROUGH"

We could not match "DESBOROUGH" 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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  • 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 "DESBOROUGH":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Buckinghamshire, or Bucks Buckinghamshire Desborough being called the "Chiltern Hundreds"; -- 224 pars.; and the mun. bors. of Buckingham and Chipping Wycombe. It is almost Bartholomew
    BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, or Bucks Buckinghamshire Desborough, Newport, and Stoke. The registration county takes in tracts from adjoining counties, but gives off to them larger tracts Imperial
    Chiltern Hills Oxfordshire Desborough, and Stoke, in Bucks), was appointed under the Crown. The office is now only nominal, but is retained in order Bartholomew
    CHILTERN-HILLS Buckinghamshire
    member of parliament who accepts it to vacate his seat. The Chiltern hundreds are Burnham, Desborough, and Stoke in Bucks. Imperial
    Desborough Northamptonshire Desborough , par. and vil. with ry. sta., N. Northamptonshire, 5¼ miles SE. of Market Harborough, 24JO ac., pop. 2060; P.O. Bartholomew
    Desborough Buckinghamshire Desborough .-- hundred (one of the Chiltern Hundreds), S. Bucks, 51,976 ac., pop. 19,199; contains 15 pars, and parts Bartholomew
    DESBOROUGH Northamptonshire DESBOROUGH , a village and a parish in Kettering district, Northampton. The village stands near the Leicester and Bedford railway, 5½ miles Imperial
    DESBOROUGH Buckinghamshire DESBOROUGH , a hundred in Bucks; contiguous to Oxfordshire and Berks, and containing fifteen parishes and parts of two others. Acres Imperial
    HARRINGTON Northamptonshire Desborough r. station, and 7 NW of Kettering; has a post-office under Northampton; and gives the title of Earl Imperial
    KETTERING Northamptonshire Desborough, and Rushton, and the extra-parochial tract of Glendon; and the sub-district of Corby, containing the parishes of Corby Imperial
    ROTHWELL Northamptonshire Desborough r. station, and 4 N W of Kettering; had anciently an Augustinian nunnery, founded by the Clare family; carries Imperial
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