Searching for "HALTON SHIELDS"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    CORBRIDGE Northumberland Halton-Shields, Clarewood, Great Whittington, and Little Whittington. Acres, 13, 130. Real property, £10, 582. Pop., 2, 170. Houses Imperial
    DURHAM County Durham Shields, Stella, Usworth, Witton-Gilbert, and Sacriston. The deanery of Darlington contains the rectories of Brancepeth, Haughton-le-Skerne, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Winston, and Wolsingham; the vicarages of Aycliffe, Cockfield, Staindrop, Coniscliffe, Gainford, Heighington, and Merrington; and the p. curacies of Auckland-St. Andrew, Byers-Green, Coundon, Escomb, Etherley, Evenwood, Fir-Tree, Lynesach-with-Softley, Hunwick, Hamsterley, Shildon, St. Helen, Witton-le-Wear, Crook, Willington, Ingleton . St. John, Darlington-St. Cuthbert, Darlington-St. John, Darlington-Trinity, Barnard-Castle, Denton, Whorlton, Sadberge, Ferryhill, Egglestone, Forest, Harwood, East-gate, Frosterley, Rookhope, Heatherycleugh, Weardale-St. John, Stotfield - Burn, Whitworth Imperial
    Edinburgh Midlothian Halton, afterwards third Earl of Lauderdale; passed by purchase to the first Duke of Queensberry; was a frequent residence of his immediate successors to the title; and figured largely as a scene of riotous turmoil and revelry about the time of the Union. It was eventually sold to government, stripped of much of its rich decorations, and converted into an infantry barrack; by-and-by it became a fever hospital, and is now a plain sombre building occupied as a house of refuge for the destitute. Milton House, within another enclosure on the same side, further W, was built Groome
    HALTON Northumberland masonry.—The chapelry includes also Halton-Shields township, and is annexed to the vicarage of Corbridge in the diocese of Durham. Imperial
    Halton Shields Northumberland Halton Shields , township, Corbridge par., S. Northumberland, 5½ miles NE. of Hexham, 467 ac., pop. 56. Bartholomew
    HALTON-SHIELDS Northumberland HALTON-SHIELDS , a township in Corbridge parish, Northumberland; on the Roman wall, contiguous to Halton township, 5½ miles NE of Hexham Imperial
    HASTINGS Sussex shield brought from Quebec by General Murray. The jail is in the middle of the town, and has capacity for 15 prisoners. The water works have reservoirs in the vale above the town, and larger oues about a mile distant. A highly ornate drinking fountain stands a little E of Holy Trinity church; is built of Portland stone, in a style to correspoud with the church; is adorned with figures of Christ and the woman of Samaria, and of the four evangelists; and has a groined canopy, surmounting four marble columns, rising from a high massive square base. An Albert Imperial
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