Searching for "LAMMAS"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    LAMMAS LG_Ward Parish-level Unit EALING MB/UD (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    Auchterderran Fife Lammas spates The Ore begin to fill '— so the rhyme warns four farms in Auchterderran, and the warning is wholesome Groome
    AYLSHAM Norfolk Lammas, Oxnead, Burgh, Brampton, Marsham, Hevingham, and Stratton-Strawless; and the subdistrict of Eynsford, containing the parishes of Thurning, Hindolveston Imperial
    Dumbarton Dunbartonshire Lammas) for cattle and hay. Extensive glass and chemical works, established in 1777, and employing 300 men, were closed about Groome
    ENNISKILLEN Fermanagh Lammas-day, with tolls; and in 1813 a patent was granted to the Earl of Enniskillen for holding fairs on the 10th Lewis:Ireland
    Hautbois, Little Norfolk Hautbois, Little , hamlet, Lammas par., N. Norfolk, 8 miles NE. of Norwich. See LAMMAS WITH LITTLE HAUTBOIS. Bartholomew
    HAUTBOIS (Little) Norfolk Lammas, 829. Real property, with Lammas, £1, 860. Pop. of H. alone, 25. Houses, 6. The living is a rectory Imperial
    Kirkwall Orkney Lammas fair is held (though now sadly diminished in importance), and where Bunce and Cleveland quarrelled with the pedlar. The drainage Groome
    Kirkwall Orkney Lammas Fair which used to last for a fortnight, though now it is pretty much confined to the market on the first Groome
    LAMAS Norfolk LAMAS . See LAMMAS. Imperial
    LAMMAS Norfolk LAMMAS , a parish, with a village, in Aylsham district, Norfolk; on the river Bure, 5 miles SE of Aylsham, and 9 NNE of Norwich Imperial
    Lammas with Little Hautbois Norfolk Lammas with Little Hautbois , par., Norfolk, 829 ac., pop. 250; contains Lammas , vil., on river Bure, 9 miles NE. of Norwich Bartholomew
    Lesmahagow Lanarkshire Lammas fair takes place on the Wednesday after the Lanark fair and on the Tuesday before the second Thursday of November Groome
    Orkney Orkney Lammas market and on the second Thursday of November; South Ronaldsay, on the first Wednesday after 11 November; Shapinsay, on the second Groome
    Stonehaven Kincardineshire Lammas, on the second Thursday of October, and on the Thursday before Christmas, all o. s.; and there are hiring Groome
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