Searching for "MERSTON"

We could not match "MERSTON" 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 15 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • 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. These administrative units are not currently included within "places" and exactly match your search term:
    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    MERSTON Manor ARRETON AP/CP (Parish-level Unit)
    MERSTON Rural Deanery WELLS (Archdeaconry)
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find units with names similar to your search term:

  • 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 "MERSTON":
    Place name County Entry Source
    ARUNDEL and PORTSMOUTH CANAL   Merston, and Donnington; is 12 miles long; and has a fall of 21 feet, with four locks. The branch to Chichester Imperial
    AYLESFORD Kent Merston; and the sub district of Strood, containing the parishes of Strood, Higham, Cliffe-at-Hoo, Frindsbury, Cuxtone, and Hal ling Imperial
    BATH and WELLS Somerset Merston-Bigot, Holcombe, Nunney, Orchardleigh, Radstock, Road-with-Wolverton, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Tellisford, Wanstrow, Whatley, and Writhlington; the vicarages Imperial
    CHICHESTER Sussex Merston, Racton, Selsey, West Stoke, West Thorney, Up-Waltham, and East Wittering; the vicarages of Aldingbourne, Bosham, Boxgrove, Chidham, Compton Imperial
    HAMPNETT (WEST), or WESTHAMPNETT Sussex Merston, Pagham, Hunston, North Mundham, Donnington, Appledram, and New Fishbourne; and the sub-district of Manhood, containing the parishes of Birdham Imperial
    Knights Place Kent Knights Place , hamlet, Shorne and Merston par., Kent, 3 miles NW. of Rochester. Bartholomew
    Merston Kent Merston , Kent. See SHORNE AND MERSTON. Bartholomew
    Merston Sussex Merston .-- par., Sussex, 2½ miles SE. of Chichester, 718 ac., pop. 96. Bartholomew
    MERSTON Kent MERSTON , a hamlet in Shorne parish, Kent; 2 miles NW of Strood r. station. It consists only of a few labourers Imperial
    MERSTON Sussex MERSTON , a parish in Westhampnett district, Sussex; on the Arundel and Portsmouth canal, 1 mile S of Brayton r. station Imperial
    Merstone Hampshire Merstone , vil. with ry. sta., Isle of Wight, 4 miles SE. of Newport. Bartholomew
    SHORNE Kent Merston. Acres, 3,214; of which 165 are water. Real property, £7,417. Pop., 963. Houses, 184. S. manor Imperial
    Shorne and Merston Kent Shorne and Merston , par., Kent, 3234 ac., pop. 879; contains Shorne, vil., 3 m. SE. of Gravesend; P.O. Bartholomew
    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.