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    Place name County Entry Source
    GRANTHAM Lincolnshire wolds, 25 miles SSW of Lincoln. Railways meet at it, and give it communication toward the four points of the compass; and the Grantham and Nottingham canal goes westward from it to the Trent near Nottingham. The town is said, in Stow's Chronicle, to have been built by Gorbomanus, king of Britain, 303 years before the Christian era; and it is thought, by some, to have been a Roman station; but it is pronounced by Lambard to be more likely to have begun with the Saxons. It was, at an early period, the site of a suffragan bishop Imperial
    LEICESTERSHIRE, or LEICESTER Leicestershire Normanton Hall, Norris-Hill Hall, North Kilworth House, Orton Hall, Osbaston Hall, Quenby Hall, Quorndon Hall, Quorndon House, Ragdale Hall, Ratcliffe Hall, Raveustone Hall, Ravenstone House, Rolleston Hall, Rotherwood House, Rothley Temple, Scraptoft Hall, Sheepy Hall, Shelbrook House, Shenton Hall, Shrubbery House, Skeffington Hall, Sketchley Hall, Snarestone Lodge, Somerby Grove, Somerby Hall, Southfield House, Stanford Hall, Stockerston Hall, Stoughton Grange, Sysonby Lodge, Wartnaby Hall, West Langton Hall, Whatton House, Wigston Hall, and Withcot Hall. The county is governed by a lord lieutenant, about 20 deputy lieutenants, and about 230 magistrates; is in the NE military district, and in the Midland Imperial
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    Nottinghamshire
    Wolds; the vicarages of Colston-Bassett, Kinoulton, Radcliffe-on-Soar, Willoughby, and Wysall; and the p. curacies of Barnstone and Owthorpe. The deanery of Bingham-second contains the rectories of Bingham, East Bridgeford, Eltonon-the-Hill, Hawksworth, Holme-Pierrepoint, and Screveton; the vicarages of Carcolston, Bishop-Cropwell, Flintham, Granby, Orston, Radcliffe-on-Trent, and Whatton; the p. curacies of Kneeton, Scarrington, Thorston, and Shelford; and the donative of Tithby. The deanery of Bingham-third contains the rectories of Barton-in-Fabis, West Bridgeford, Clifton, Cotgrave, Gotham, East Leake, West Leake, Normanton Imperial
    LOUGHBOROUGH Leicestershire Normanton-upon-Soar, Sutton-BonningtonSt. Michael, Sutton-Bonnington-St. Ann, Willoughbyon-the-Wolds, Wimeswold, and Prestwold,-all, except the last Imperial
    Normanton on the Wolds Nottinghamshire Normanton on the Wolds , township, Plumtree par., in co. and 6 miles SE. of Nottingham, pop. 99. Bartholomew
    NORMANTON-ON-THE-WOLDS Nottinghamshire NORMANTON-ON-THE-WOLDS , a township, with a village, in Plumtree parish, Notts; on an affluent of the river Trent Imperial
    NOTTINGHAMSHIRE or Notts Nottinghamshire wold is in the S, extendingfrom Hickling westward to Gotham; and a tract of hill, comprising about one-fifth of the entire area and mainlyidentical with Sherwood forest, is in the W, extendingfrom Warsop southward to Nottingham. Much of thescenery, especially around Nottingham and throughout Sherwood forest, is very pleasing. The river Trentmakes a great figure; comes in, on the S W, at the influx of the Soar; runs 2¾ miles on the boundary with an indenting portion of Derbyshire; goes north-eastward across the county to the neighbourhood of Newark; proceeds thence northward along the border to North Imperial
    PLUMTREE Nottinghamshire Normanton-on-the-Wolds and Clipston. Acres, 3, 460. Real property, £5, 469. Pop., 551. Houses, 110. The P. manor Imperial
    YORK Yorkshire wolds, smooth and shadowy, about 20 miles to the E. The city's structure, till about the commencement of the present century, was remarkably antique and singular; and, notwithstanding numerous and sweeping changes which have been made upon it, still presents a striking mixture of ancient features with modern ones. Walls encompass all its ancient portions, on both sides of both the Ouse and the Foss; date from periods so remote as to include considerable portions of Roman masonry; were partly restored, partly rebuilt, in the time of Edward I.; suffered much injury in the siege of 1644; were repaired Imperial
    Yorkshire Yorkshire Wolds, and on the W. by the Pennine chain. The Humber receives almost all the drainage of the county by the Ouse, with its tributaries the Swale, Ure, Derwent, Wharfe, Aire, and Don. A small part of the west is drained by the Ribble, of the north by the Tees, and of the east by the North Sea. The general geological formation is limestone and coal in the west, succeeded towards the east by lias, oolite, and chalk. Yorkshire takes high rank as an agricultural, manufacturing, and mining county. (For agricultural statistics, see Appendix.) It is well supplied with every Bartholomew
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