Searching for "PORCHESTER"

We could not match "PORCHESTER" 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 13 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    PORCHESTER LG_Ward Parish-level Unit CARLTON UD (Local Government District)
    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 "PORCHESTER":
    Place name County Entry Source
    BITTERN Hampshire Porchester, and the ferry to the Isle of Wight, and probably was intended to defend the approach to them; and it became Imperial
    CHICHESTER Sussex Porchester, on the rivulet Lavant and on the South Coast railway, 1½ mile ENE of the head of Chichester Imperial
    FAREHAM Hampshire Porchester, Wymering, Widley, South-wick, and Boarhunt. Acres, 21, 089. Pop., 9, 640. Houses, 1,804.—The district comprehends Imperial
    HAMBLEDON Hampshire Porchester r. station, and 6½ ESE of Bishops Waltham; is a considerable place; and has a post office‡ under Imperial
    Porchester (or Portchester) Hampshire Porchester Castle , a ruined ancient stronghold, having in its interior a well preserved Saxon church. Porchester gives the title of baron Bartholomew
    PORCHESTER, or Portchester Hampshire PORCHESTER , or Portchester, a village and a parish in Fareham district, Hants. The village stands on a small peninsula of the N W of Portsmouth Imperial
    Portchester Hampshire Portchester , Hants. See PORCHESTER. Bartholomew
    PORTSMOUTH Hampshire Porchester, at the harbour's head, appear to have early suffered inconvenience from the retiring of the sea from their Imperial
    SALT WAY Hampshire
    Porchester, through Southampton and Winchester, to Colne, St. Aldwin; crossed Akeman-street there; went on to Northleach; crossed the Fosse Imperial
    SOUTHAMPTONSHIRE, Hampshire, or Hants Hampshire Porchester, and Broughton; and Roman roads went from some of these stations to others, and to Old Sarum. Roman camps Imperial
    SOUTHWICK Hampshire Porchester r. station, and 3¾ ENE of Fareham. It has a post-office under Fareham, and a fair on 6 April Imperial
    WINCHESTER Hampshire
    Porchester, Silchester, and Old Sarum. The Saxons called it Wintanceaster, signifying the same thing as Caer-Gwent; and made it their Imperial
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

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