Searching for "SPITALFIELDS"

We could not match "SPITALFIELDS" 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 14 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    SPITALFIELDS LG_Ward Parish-level Unit STEPNEY MetB (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 "SPITALFIELDS":
    Place name County Entry Source
    BETHNAL GREEN London Spitalfields. The Columbia Buildings are a fine group of industrial dwellings and grand quadrangular market, with a massive tower, erected Imperial
    CHRISTCHURCH-SPITALFIELDS Middlesex SPITALFIELDS , a parish in Whitechapel district, Middlesex; in the eastern part of the metropolis, near the terminus of the Eastern Imperial
    DUBLIN Dublin Spitalfields, Weavers'-square, and the neighbouring streets, chiefly in the Liberties of the city, were built; and this portion of the metropolis Lewis:Ireland
    LONDON London
    Spitalfields contains the numerous livings in Spitalfields, Whitechapel, and Bethnal-Green, and the chapelry of London hospital. The deanery of Stepney Imperial
    Macclesfield Cheshire Spitalfield weavers. The town has extensive mfrs. of upholsterers' trimmings, a few cotton and smallware factories and some breweries. Coal Bartholomew
    MACCLESFIELD Cheshire Spitalfields in London; and is now conducted both in extensive establishments by itself, and in establishments conjoint with silk manufacture Imperial
    MILE-END-NEW-TOWN Middlesex Spitalfields, and Bethnal-Green parishes, 1¾ mile ENE of St. Pauls; was once a part of the ancient parish Imperial
    Paisley Renfrewshire Spitalfields. The success of this new departure exceeded all expectation, and being vigorously prosecuted, the whole silk-gauze trade was soon Groome
    Spitalfield Perthshire Spitalfield , vil., Caputh par., Perthshire, 3 miles N. of Murthly ry. sta.; P.O. Bartholomew
    Spitalfields Middlesex Spitalfields , par., Middlesex, in parl. bor. of Tower Hamlets, 73 ac., pop. 21,340; after 1685 was extensively settled by French Bartholomew
    SPITALFIELDS Middlesex SPITALFIELDS , a parish and a sub-district in Whitechapel district, Middlesex. The parish lies on the Great Eastern railway, and to the S of it, 1 mile Imperial
    Stepney Middlesex Ratcliff; prior to 1669 it also included Limehouse, Shadwell, St George in the East, Spitalfields, Bethual Green, Bow, and Poplar. Bartholomew
    STEPNEY Middlesex Spitalfields, Bethnal-Green, Bow, Poplar, and Blackwall; was known at Domesday as Stebenhede, and afterwards as Stebunhithe, Stebenhythe, and Stebonheath Imperial
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

  • 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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