We could not match "HEADINGTON QUARRY" 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 7 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 "HEADINGTON QUARRY":
    Place name County Entry Source
    HEADINGTON Oxfordshire HEADINGTON , a village, a parish, and a district in Oxfordshire. The village stands near the river Cherwell, 2½ miles ENE of Oxford r. station; and has a post office under Oxford. The parish comprises 1, 780 acres. Real property, £7, 163; of which £61 are in quarries Imperial
    Headington Quarry Oxfordshire Headington Quarry , eccl. dist. and vil., Forest Hill and Headington pars., Oxfordshire - dist., pop. 1172; vil., 3 miles NE. of Oxford Bartholomew
    HEADINGTON-QUARRY Oxfordshire HEADINGTON-QUARRY , a chapelry in Headington district, Oxfordshire; 3½ miles E of Oxford r. station. It was constituted in 1850; and it comprises Imperial
    HOLTON Oxfordshire Headington district, Oxfordshire; on the Oxford and Thame railway, near wheatley r. station, and near the river Thame, 6 miles E of Oxford. Post town, Wheatley, under Oxford. Acres, 1, 594. Real property, £2, 533; of which £25 are in quarries Imperial
    IFFLEY Oxfordshire Headington district, Oxfordshire. The village stands on a height adjacent to the river Thames, at the boundary with Berks, near the Oxford railway, 1¾ mile SE by S of Oxford; commands pleasant views of Oxford and the river; was anciently called Givetelei, signifying "the gift field;" and has a post office under Oxford. The parish contains also Hockmoor hamlet; includes 1, 090 acres of Littlemore liberty; and comprises altogether 1, 769 acres. Real property, exc. of Littlemore, £4, 285; inc. of all Littlemore, £6, 003. Pop., exc. of L., 770; inc. of the part Imperial
    OXFORDSHIRE, Oxford, or Oxon Oxfordshire quarried in several places, particularly near Burford; and was the building material of St. Paul's cathedral in London, and of not a few othernoted structures. The grey oolitic limestone of Stones-field abounds in fossils, and is so worked as to be usedas a roofing-slate. The forest marble of Wychwood isoccasionally worked as a coarse marble. A very fineochre, of true yellow colour, very weighty, and said to bethe best in the world, is obtained at Shotover hill, near Oxford. The clays of the Oxford clay formation wereformerly used with some success in pottery, but are nowlittle used Imperial
    SHOTOVER Oxfordshire Headington district, Oxfordshire; 1½ mile W of Wheatley r. station, and 4½ E of Oxford. Acres, 900. Real property, £1,668; of which £40 are in quarries Imperial
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