Searching for "SPOTT"

We could not match "SPOTT" 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 18 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Bothwell Berwickshire
    East Lothian
    parishes of Spott, Stenton, and Innerwick; and runs altogether about 7 miles south-south-eastward to the Whitadder, near Cranshaws. Groome
    Bower East Lothian Spott parish, Haddingtonshire, 1¾ mile SSW of Dunbar. It is the seat of Jas. Warren Hastings Anderson, Esq. (b. 1836; suc. 1869), owner Groome
    Broxburn East Lothian Spott and Dunbar parishes, to the German Ocean at Broxmouth, 1¼ mile SE of Dunbar town. In part of its course Groome
    Doon East Lothian Spott, Haddingtonshire, alt. 582 ft.; on this hill the Scottish army lay for two days before the battle of Dunbar Bartholomew
    Doon East Lothian Spott parish, Haddingtonshire, 2¼ miles S by E of Dunbar. On its top and slope lay David Leslie's Scotch Groome
    Dry Burn East Lothian Spott parish, on the northern slope of the Eastern Lammermuirs, and running 5¾ miles east-north-eastward, chiefly along Groome
    Dunbar East Lothian Spott and Stenton, W by Prestonkirk, and NW by Whitekirk-Tynninghame. Its utmost length, from W by N to E by S, is 7 1 / 8 miles Groome
    Haddingtonshire or East Lothian East Lothian Spott, Pencaitland, Humbie, and Salton, and some of them have had a certain medicinal repute. Geology. —In this county Groome
    Innerwick East Lothian Spott. Irregular in outline, it has an utmost length from NNE to SSW of 10 miles, a varying breadth of 1¼ and 3¾ miles Groome
    Kirkcudbrightshire or the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbrightshire Spottes, Terregles, Threave, etc.; and, according to Miscellaneous Statistics of the United Kingdom (1879), 571,950 acres, with a gross Groome
    LIVERPOOL Lancashire Spott, Earl of Mercia, bequeathing it to his heirs, Elfhelme and Wulfage. Most of the manors around Liverpool were held Imperial
    Spott East Lothian Spott loan.' Spott House, a little way E by S of the village, is delightfully situated at the SW base Groome
    Spott East Lothian Spott , par. and vil., Haddingtonshire - par., 7583 ac., pop. 579; vil., 3 miles S. of Dunbar; Spott House , seat, is in vicinity Bartholomew
    Spottes Kirkcudbrightshire Spottes, a mansion in Urr parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, near the left bank of Urr Water, 4 miles NNW of Dalbeattie. Its owner Groome
    Spottes Kirkcudbrightshire Spottes , seat, Urr par., Kirkcudbrightshire, on Urr Water, 4 miles NW. of Dalbeattie. Bartholomew
    Stenton East Lothian Spott, SW and W by Whittinghame, and NW by Prestonkirk. Its utmost length, from N by W to S by E, is 4 3 / 8 miles Groome
    Urr Kirkcudbrightshire Spottes, noticed separately, is the chief mansion, and 10 proprietors hold each an annual value of more than £500. Giving Groome
    Whittinghame East Lothian Spott, Longformacus in Berwickshire, and W by Garvald and Morham. Its utmost length, from NNW to SSE, is 11 miles Groome
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