Searching for "POTTERS BAR"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Glasgow Lanarkshire
    Glasgow, the commercial and manufacturing capital of Scotland, and, in point of wealth, population, and importance, the second city of Groome
    Kilkenny Kilkenny potter's clay also occur. The occupations are chiefly agricultural. The co. comprises 10 bars.- Callan, Crannagh, Fassadinin, Galmoy, Gowran Bartholomew
    KING'S COUNTY Offaly KING'S COUNTY , an inland county of the province of LEINSTER, bounded on the east by the county of Kildare Lewis:Ireland
    LEEDS Yorkshire LEEDS , a great town, a township, a parish, and a district in W. R. Yorkshire. The town stands on the Imperial
    MANCHESTER Lancashire
    MANCHESTER , a city, a township, a district, a parish, and a diocese in Lancashire. The city stands at an intersection Imperial
    MIMMS (SOUTH) Middlesex Potters-Bar, and part of the town of Barnet. Acres, 5,153. Real property, £17,096. Pop. in 1851,2,825; in 1861,3,238. Houses Imperial
    NORTHAW, or Northall Hertfordshire Potters-Bar r. station, and 4½ N E by N of Barnet; is a neat place; and has a post Imperial
    Potters Bar Middlesex Potters Bar , eccl. dist. and vil. with ry. sta., South Mimms par., Middlesex - dist., pop. 1267; vil., on NE. border Bartholomew
    POTTERS-BAR Middlesex POTTERS-BAR , a village and a chapelry in South Mimms parish, Middlesex. The village stands near the Great Northern railway Imperial
    QUEEN'S County Laoighis QUEEN'S County, an inland county of the province of LEINSTER, bounded on the east by the counties of Kildare Lewis:Ireland
    RIDGE Hertfordshire Potters-Bar r. station, and 3½ N W of Barnet; and has a post-office under Barnet. The parish Imperial
    ROSCOMMON Roscommon bar, rod, and sheet iron. The value of these works to the manufacturing industry of the country is much diminished by the want of good roads through this mountainous district. The works are near the shore of Lough Allen and 9 miles from Carrick on Shannon, south of the Arigna river, where the royalties chiefly belong to Mr. Tennison, though one is held under the Archbishop of Tuam. There are coal mines on both sides of this mountain ridge, of which the most important is that of Aughabehy, more distant than any from the iron-works. The iron-stone Lewis:Ireland
    SHENLEY Hertfordshire Potters-Bar r. station, and 5 NW of Barnet. It has a post-office under Barnet. Acres, 4,056. Real Imperial
    WATERFORD Waterford WATERFORD (County of), a maritime county of the province of MUNSTER, bounded on the west by that of Cork; on Lewis:Ireland
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