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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 "MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE":
    Place name County Entry Source
    ANNESLEY Nottinghamshire Mansfield. It contains the hamlets of Annesley, Woodhouse, and Wansley; and its Post Town is Linby under Nottingham. Acres, inclusive Imperial
    BOLSOVER Derbyshire Mansfield, Derby. The town occupies the summit of a steep hill, 5½ miles E of Chesterfield r. station. It commands a splendid view; retains traces of fortifications which once surrounded it; and was formerly a place of note; but is now straggling and decayed. It has a post office‡ under Chesterfield, a nominal weekly market, and fairs on the last Friday of April and the first Friday of Oct. It formerly carried on a famous manufacture of steel buckles and spurs; and subsequently engaged in the making of tobacco-pipes and fire-bricks. Pop., 1,526. Houses Imperial
    KIRKBY-IN-ASHFIELD Nottinghamshire Mansfield. The parish includes also the village of Kirkby-Folly and the hamlet of Kirkby-Woodhouse; and contains the sources Imperial
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    Mansfield-Woodhouse, Skegby, Stapleford, Sutton-in-Ashfield, and Cossall. The deanery of Nottingham-second contains the rectories of Colwick, Epperstone Imperial
    MANSFIELD Nottinghamshire Mansfield-Woodhouse; the sub-district of Pleasley, containing the parishes of Teversall, Pleasley, Upper Langwith, and Scarcliff, and the township Imperial
    Mansfield Woodhouse Nottinghamshire Mansfield Woodhouse , town and par. with ry. sta., Notts, 1½ mile N. of Mansfield, 4834 ac., pop. 2618; P.O., T.O.; in the neighbourhood Bartholomew
    MANSFIELD-WOODHOUSE Nottinghamshire MANSFIELD-WOODHOUSE , a village and a parish in Mansfield district, Notts. The village stands ¾ of a mile W of the river Imperial
    Norton Cuckney Nottinghamshire Norton Cuckney , par., Notts, 6 miles N. of Mansfield, 5510 ac. (including Woodhouse Hall), pop. 1434; P.O., called Cuckney . Bartholomew
    NOTTINGHAMSHIRE or Notts Nottinghamshire Mansfield-Woodhouse Priory, Mapperley Hall, Mirfield Hall, Nether-Holme House, Nettleworth Hall, New Hall, Newstead Abbey, Normanton Hall, North Muskham Imperial
    WARSOP Nottinghamshire Halifax was rector. --The sub-district includes also Mansfield-Woodhouse, and comprises 9,570 acres. Pop., 3,689. Houses, 808. Imperial
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