We could not match "LITTLE TORRINGTON" 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 11 possible matches we have found for you:

  • If you meant to type something else:

  • If you typed a postcode, it needs to be a full postcode: some letters, then some numbers, then more letters. Old-style postal districts like "SE3" are not precise enough (if you know the location but do not have a precise postcode or placename, see below):

  • If you are looking for a place-name, it needs to be the name of a town or village, or possibly a district within a town. We do not know about individual streets or buildings, unless they give their names to a larger area (though you might try our collections of Historical Gazetteers and British travel writing). Do not include the name of a county, region or nation with the place-name: if we know of more than one place in Britain with the same name, you get to choose the right one from a list or map:

  • You have just searched a list of the main towns, villages and localities of Britain which we have kept as simple as possible. It is based on a much more detailed list of legally defined administrative units: counties, districts, parishes, wapentakes and so on. This is the real heart of our system, and you may be better off directly searching it. There are no units called "LITTLE TORRINGTON" (excluding any that have already been grouped into the places you have already searched), but administrative unit searches can be narrowed by area and type, and broadened using wild cards and "sound-alike" matching:

  • 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 "LITTLE TORRINGTON":
    Place name County Entry Source
    BERKHAMPSTEAD Hertfordshire Torringtons, the Cornwallises, the Incents, the Water-houses, and others, and some brasses. The grammar school was founded by Dean Incent, in the time of Henry VIII.; underwent recent restoration; has an endowed income of about £1,300; and was intended originally for the education of 144 boys, but now educates only 24. The free school was founded, in 1727, by Thomas Bourne; and has an endowed income of £279. There were anciently three monastic hospitals. The town has a head post office,‡ a railway station, a banking office, and three chief inns. A weekly market Imperial
    CAISTOR, or Castor Lincolnshire Little Coates, Great Coates, Healing, Stallingborough, Immingham, and Habrough; and the subdistrict of Market-Rasen, containing the parishes of Market-Rasen, Middle-Rasen, West-Rasen, Usselby, Walesby, Stainton-le-Vale, Kirmond-le-Mire, Tealby, North Willingham, Sixhills, East Torrington Imperial
    DEVONSHIRE, or Devon Devon little alluvium; and derive their character generally from the underlying rocks. Those of Dartmoor are very poor; those of North Devon are mainly pure yellow or white clays, and partly a clayey loam; those of South Hams vary, in frequent changes, from a heavy clay to a light calcareous earth, and are so fertile as to have occasioned the region to be called the garden of Devonshire; those of the tracts round Crediton, Exeter, and Honiton, are chiefly rich loams, either sandy or dark hazel; and those of other tracts are, for the most part, good, indifferent, or bad, according Imperial
    EXETER Cornwall
    Little Torrington; the vicarages of Shebbear and Winkleigh; and the p. curacies of Dowland, Peters-Marland, Sheepwash, Great Torrington, and St. Giles Imperial
    HORNCASTLE Lincolnshire Torrington, West Barkwith, East Barkwith, Panton, Langton-by-Wragby, Hatton, Sotby, Benniworth, Market-Stainton, Ranby, Great Sturton, Baumber, Minting, Gantby, Waddingworth, Tupholme, and Bucknall, and the extra-parochial tract of Langton-Woodhouse; the sub-district of Tetford, containing the parishes of Tetford, Belchford, Fulletby, Salmonby, Somersby, BagEnderby, Ashby-Puerorum, Greetham, Scrafield, Hameringham, Winceby, Hagworthingham, and ClaxbyPluckacre, and also, excepting fen allotments, the parishes of High Toynton, Low Toynton, Mareham-on-theHill, Lusby, Asgarby, Miningsby, Moorby, Wood-Enderby, Scrivelsby, and Dalderby; and the sub-district of Tattershall, containing the parishes of Tattershall, Roughton, Haltham-upon-Bain, Kirkby-upon-Bain, Kirkstead, Coningsby Imperial
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    Little Grimsby, Keddington, Kelstein, Nun-Ormsby, and Utterby; and the chapelry of Cadeby. The deanery of Lonthesk and Ludburghsecond contains the rectories of Carlton-Parva, Carlton Castle, Comsholme, Grimoldby, Manby, Marshchapel, Saltfleetby-All Saints, Saltfleetby-St. Clement, Saltfleetby-St. Peter, and South Somercotes; the vicarages of Carlton-Magna, Cockerington-St. Leonard, Skidbrooke, and North Somercotes; and the p. curacies of Alvingham, Cockerington-St. Mary, and Grainthorpe. The deanery of Louthesk and Ludburgh-third contains the rectories of Authorpe, Cawthorpe, Gayton-le-Wolds, Biscathorpe, Haugham, Raithby, Louth, Stewton, Welt on-le-Wold, and Withcall; the vicarages of Hallington, North Reston Imperial
    Little Torrington Devon Little Torrington , 3 miles SW. of Torrington, Devon; P.O. See TORRINGTON, LITTLE. Bartholomew
    LONDON London
    little to the north of westward, under the names of Poultry and Cheapside, to the N end of St. Paul's churchyard; proceeds westsouth-westward, through the churchyard, to the head of Ludgate-hill; goes in a curve from the direction of W by N to that of WSW, under the names of Ludgate-hill and Fleet-street, to Temple Bar; proceeds in the direction of SW by W, under the names of Strand and West Strand, to Charing-cross; curves there, and goes westnorth-westward, under the name of Cockspur-street, to Pall-Mall; proceeds north-north-westward, along Imperial
    Torrington, Little Devon Torrington, Little , par., Devon, on river Torridge, 1½ mile S. of Great Torrington, 2880 ac., pop. 531; P.O. Bartholomew
    TORRINGTON (Little) Devon TORRINGTON (Little) , a parish, with two villages, in Torrington district, Devon; 2 miles S of Great Torrington. Acres, 2,880. Real Imperial
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

  • Place-names also appear in our collection of British travel writing. If the place-name you are interested in appears in our simplified list of "places", the search you have just done should lead you to mentions by travellers. However, many other places are mentioned, including places outside Britain and weird mis-spellings. You can search for them in the Travel Writing section of this site.

  • If you know where you are interested in, but don't know the place-name, go to our historical mapping, and zoom in on the area you are interested in. Click on the "Information" icon, and your mouse pointer should change into a question mark: click again on the location you are interested in. This will take you to a page for that location, with links to both administrative units, modern and historical, which cover it, and to places which were nearby. For example, if you know where an ancestor lived, Vision of Britain can tell you the parish and Registration District it was in, helping you locate your ancestor's birth, marriage or death.