Searching for "KENTON"

We could not match "KENTON" 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 22 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    KENTON LG_Ward Parish-level Unit HARROW MB/UD (Local Government District)
    KENTON LG_Ward Parish-level Unit NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE MB/CB (Local Government District)
    KENTON LG_Ward Parish-level Unit WEMBLEY MB/UD (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    Cofton Devon Cofton , eccl. dist. and hamlet, Dawlish and Kenton pars., E. Devon, pop. 354; hamlet, 6½ m. SE. of Exeter. Bartholomew
    COFTON Devon
    Kenton parish, Devon; near the Starcross station of the South Devon railway, 6½ miles S by E of Exeter Imperial
    EXETER Cornwall
    Kenton, East Teignmouth, Teignton-Bishops, and St. Thomas-the-Apostle; and the p. curacies of Ide, Starcross, Oldridge, West Teignmouth Imperial
    GOSFORTH Northumberland Kenton; the last of which has a post office under Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acres, 6, 355. Real property, £26, 585; of which Imperial
    HARROW-ON-THE-HILL Middlesex Kenton, Preston, Roxeth, Sudbury, Wembley, and Harrow-Weald. Acres, 9, 870. Real property, £41, 033. Pop. in 1851, 4, 951; in 1861, 5, 525. Houses Imperial
    KEN (THE) Devon Haldon Hill, and running about 8 miles south-eastward, past Kenn and Kenton, to the river Exe, at Powderham Castle. Imperial
    Kenton Suffolk Kenton , par. and vil., Suffolk, 2½ miles NE. of Debenham, 1208 ac., pop. 254; P.O. Bartholomew
    Kenton Northumberland miles NE. of New-castle-on-Tyne, 1454 ac., pop. 615; P.O.; contains the hamlets of East Kenton , and West Kenton . Bartholomew
    Kenton Devon Kenton .-- par. and vil., Devon, in Kenn valley, 6½ miles SE. of Exeter, 6811 ac. (930 water), pop. 1919; P.O. Bartholomew
    Kenton Middlesex Kenton , hamlet, Harrow on the Hill par., Middlesex, 2 miles NE. of Harrow. Bartholomew
    KENTON Middlesex KENTON , a hamlet in Harrow-on-the-Hill parish, Middlesex; 2 miles NE of Harrow. Pop., 99. It has a post Imperial
    KENTON Northumberland KENTON , a township in Gosforth parish, Northumberland; on the Northeastern railway, 3 miles NNE of Newcastle-on-Tyne. It contains Imperial
    KENTON Devon KENTON , a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in St. Thomas district, Devon. The village stands in the valley Imperial
    KENTON Suffolk KENTON , a parish, with a village, in Plomesgate district, Suffolk; 2½ miles NE of Debenham, and 6 WNW of Framlingham Imperial
    PLOMESGATE Suffolk Kenton, Brandeston, Kettleburgh, Cretingham, Monewden, and Hoo; the sub-district of Framlingham, containing the parishes of Framlingham, Parham, Easton, and Letheringham Imperial
    POWDERHAM Devon Kenton, Devon. Acres, 1, 947; of which 495 are water. Real property, £2, 253. Pop., 238. Houses, 51. The manor Imperial
    Starcross Devon Kenton and Dawlish pars., Devon, on estuary of the Exe, 4 miles NE. of Dawlish and 8 miles SE. of Exeter Bartholomew
    Kenton parish, and a chapelry partly also in Dawlish parish, Devon. The village stands on the estuary of the Exe, and on the South Imperial
    THOMAS (St.) Devon Kenton, Heavitree, Topsham, Broad Clist, Woodbury, Exmouth, and East Budleigh. Acres, 130,141. Poor rates, in 1863, £20,860. Pop. in 1851, 48,806; in 1861, 48,405. Houses Imperial
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