Searching for "FALA"

We could not match "FALA" 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 17 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Bourtie Aberdeenshire Fala, to mark the spot where he would lie; and she, his dame, died when the tidings reached her. The public Groome
    Channelkirk Berwickshire Fala-Soutra and Humbie in Haddingtonshire. Its greatest length, from N to S, is 6½ miles; its greatest breadth Groome
    Crichton Midlothian Fala Dam hamlet (2¾ miles SE of Pathhead) also belong to Crichton, which is bonded NE by Cranston and by Humbie Groome
    Dalkeith Midlothian Fala and Soutra, Glencorse, Heriot, Inveresk, Lasswade, Newbattle, Newton, Ormiston, Penicuik, and Temple; the quoad sacra parishes of West Dalkeith Groome
    Edinburgh Midlothian Fala, Ford, Gorebridge, Howgate, Lasswade, Lerwick, Midcalder, Mossbank, Newlands, North Berwick, Ollaberry, Penicuik, Queensferry, Slateford, Tranent, West Calder, West Linton Groome
    Edinburghshire or Midlothian Midlothian Fala, Gilmerton, Gorebridge, Granton, Kirknewton, Lasswade, Loanhead, Midcalder, Newbattle, Newhaven, Ratho, Roslin, Slateford, and Stow. According to the Miscellaneous Statistics Groome
    Fala and Soutra Midlothian Fala Hall; ½ mile NW. (partly in Crichton par.) is the hamlet of Fala Dam ; 1½ mile SW. is Fala Bartholomew
    Fala and Soutra East Lothian
    Fala and Soutra, a united parish of Edinburgh and Haddington shires, containing in its Fala or Midlothian portion the village Groome
    Fala Tileworks Perthshire Fala Tileworks , 2½ m. from Errol sta., Perthshire. Bartholomew
    Haddingtonshire or East Lothian East Lothian Fala. The smooth-flowing outline of the Lammermuirs is due to the occurrence of thick masses of shales of Low-er Silurian Groome
    Heriot Midlothian Fala, and detached sections of Borthwick and Stow, SE by the main body of Stow, SW by Innerleithen in Peeblesshire Groome
    Humbie East Lothian Fala in Edinburghshire; and it contains the post office of Upper Keith, 2 miles NE of Blackshiels. The detached section Groome
    Kelso Roxburghshire Fala Moor, the Earl of Huntly received detachments which augmented his force to 10,000 men, and so checked the invaders Groome
    Soutra East Lothian
    Fala in Edinburghshire. The hospital and church of ` Soltre ' stood near the top of Soutra Hill (1209 feet), 5¾ miles Groome
    Soutra East Lothian Fala and Soutra par., Haddingtonshire; the ancient hospital and church of "Soltre" stood near the top of Soutra Bartholomew
    Stow Midlothian
    Fala and Soutra, NE by Channelkirk, E by Channelkirk, Lauder, and Melrose, SE by Galashiels, S by Selkirk and Yarrow Groome
    Tyne East Lothian
    Fala, in Soutra, and in the extreme S of Humbie, and, after courses of from 4 to 6½ miles Groome
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