Searching for "GREAT MISSENDEN"

We could not match "GREAT MISSENDEN" 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 14 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Place name County Entry Source
    AMERSHAM Buckinghamshire Missenden, containing the parishes of Lee and Great Missenden; the sub district of Chesham, containing the parishes of Chesham, and Chesham Imperial
    AYLESBURY, or Ailesbury Buckinghamshire Great Missenden, in the district of Amersham; and the parishes of Bled low-with-Ridge, Ellesborough, Great Hampden, Little Hampden Imperial
    BRANDSFEE Buckinghamshire BRANDSFEE , a liberty in the parishes of Hitchenden, Great Missenden, and Little Missenden, Bucks; 3 ½ miles NNE of Wycombe. Imperial
    BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, or Bucks Buckinghamshire Great Marlow, High Wycombe, Ivinghoe, Olney, Princes-Risborough, Slough, Stony Stratford, and Winslow. The chief seats are Stowe, Bulstrode, Wotton, Hampden, Penn, Eythorp, Dropmore, Morton, Aston-Clinton, Ashridge, Lillies, Ditton, Halton, Dorton, Harleyford, Westhorpe, Thornton, Chequers, Claydon, Winchendon, Wooburn, Shardeloes, Padbury, Stoke, Weston-Underwood, Iver, Little Missenden Imperial
    Great Missenden Buckinghamshire Great Missenden , 5 miles NW. of Amersham, Bucks; P.O., T.O. See MISSENDEN, GREAT. Bartholomew
    HAMPDEN (Great) Buckinghamshire Great Missenden, under Amersham. Acres, 710. Real property, £, 780. Pop., 266. Houses, 53. The property is mostly in one estate Imperial
    Hampden Row Buckinghamshire Hampden Row , hamlet, Great and Little Hampden pars., Bucks, 4 miles NW. of Great Missenden; P.O. Bartholomew
    Misbourn Buckinghamshire Misbourn , river, Bucks; rises near Great Missenden, and flows 14 m. SE. to the Coin 1 m. above Uxbridge. Bartholomew
    MISE, or MISS (THE) Buckinghamshire Great Missenden village; and running about 14 miles south-south-eastward, past Little Missenden, Amersham, and the Chalfonts, to the Colne Imperial
    MISSENDEN Buckinghamshire MISSENDEN , a sub-district in Amersham district, Bucks; containing the parishes of Great Missenden and Lee. Acres, 6,231. Pop., 2,366. Houses Imperial
    Missenden, Great Buckinghamshire Missenden, Great , par. and vil., Bucks, 4½ miles NW. of Amersham, 5819 ac., pop. 2170; P.O., T.O.; at Missenden Bartholomew
    MISSENDEN (GREAT) Buckinghamshire MISSENDEN (GREAT) , a village and a parish in Amersham district, Bucks. The village stands in a charming valley, near the source Imperial
    Prestwood Buckinghamshire also in Great Missenden and Stoke Mandeville pars., Bucks - dist., pop. 995; vil., 2 miles W. of Great Missenden; P.O. Bartholomew
    PRESTWOOD Buckinghamshire Great Missenden parishes, Bucks. The hamlet lies 2 miles W by N of Great Missenden, and 4¼ N E of West Imperial
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