We could not match "NORMANTON ON THE WOLDS" 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 10 possible matches we have found for you:

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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 "NORMANTON ON THE WOLDS":
    Place name County Entry Source
    GRANTHAM Lincolnshire GRANTHAM , a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Lincolnshire. The town stands on Ermine-street, near Imperial
    LEICESTERSHIRE, or LEICESTER Leicestershire LEICESTERSHIRE , or LEICESTER, an inland county, nearly in the centre of England, but a little to the E. It is Imperial
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    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 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE or Notts , a midland county; bounded, on the N W, by Yorkshire; on the N E and the E 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 YORK , a city, a district, an ainsty, and a diocese, in Yorkshire. The city stands on Watling-street, on the 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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  • 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.

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