Searching for "OLD SODBURY"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    DOYNTON Gloucestershire Sodbury district, Gloucester; on the river Boyd, near the boundaries with Wilts and Somerset, 4 miles N of Twerton r. station, and 5 NNW of Bath. Post town, Bitton, under Bristol. Acres, 1, 703. Real property, £4, 007. Pop., 448. Houses, 85. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £433.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is old, but good Imperial
    GLOUCESTER and BRISTOL Gloucestershire
    Sodbury, Tormarton, Tortworth, Weston-Birt, Wickwar, and Yate; the vicarages of Great Badminton, Bitton, Hawkesbury, Marshfield, Puckle-church, Old Sodbury Imperial
    GLOUCESTERSHIRE, or Gloucester Gloucestershire old red sandstone formation constitutes the rest of the forest; and a tract. of alluvium extends along the Severn coast-line, from the neighbourhood of Northwick to the Avon. Building stone and limestone abound, and are extensively worked. Coal is mined in 60 collieries; and the output of it, in 1859, together with the output in Somerset and Devon, amounted to 1, 250, 000 tons. Iron is worked near the coal; and the produce of the ore, in 1859, was 31, 750 tons. Lead ore also occurs, a little zinc, traces of strontian, and small quantities of various rare minerals Imperial
    HORTON Gloucestershire Sodbury under Chippenham. Real property, £4, 751. Pop., 454. Houses, 98. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged once to the Pastons; and part of the old manor Imperial
    MEARE Somerset Sodbury; was a frequent residence of the abbots of Glastonbury; retains, particularly in its hall and its kitchen, very distinct marks of ancient grandeur; was surrounded by high walls, much of which still remain; and is now used as a farm-house. The abbots came to it by water; they had a sort of wharf, at a spot now called Pool-reed, where their boats were moored; and they used what was long a lake of about 400 acres for abundant fishing. A cottage, traditionally known as the Fish-house, stands a little E of the manor house; was built Imperial
    Old Sodbury Gloucestershire Old Sodbury , 3 miles NE. of Yate sta., Gloucestershire; P.O. See SODBURY, OLD. Bartholomew
    SODBURY (Chipping) Gloucestershire SODBURY (Chipping) , a small town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Gloucester. The town stands-on a declivity, adjacent to the river Frome, 1¾ mile E of Yate r. station, and 10½ NE of Bristol; is a seat of petty-sessions, and a polling place; is governed by a bailiff and 12 burgesses; and has a head post-office,‡ a banking office, two chief inns, an old town Imperial
    Sodbury, Old Gloucestershire Sodbury, Old , par. and vil., Gloucestershire - par., 3729 ac., pop. 714; vil., 2 miles SE. of Chipping Sodbury; P.O. Bartholomew
    SODBURY (Old) Gloucestershire SODBURY (Old) , a parish, with a village, in Chipping-Sodbury district, Gloucester; 3¾ miles E by S of Yate Imperial
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