We could not match "STRATTON ON THE FOSSE" 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 9 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • 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 "STRATTON ON THE FOSSE":
    Place name County Entry Source
    BATH and WELLS Somerset Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Tellisford, Wanstrow, Whatley, and Writhlington; the vicarages of Buckland-Dinham, Chewton-Mendip, Cloford, Frome, Wellow, Kilmersdon Imperial
    CIRENCESTER Gloucestershire CIRENCESTER-popularly Ciceter , -a town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred in Gloucester. The town stands Imperial
    EVERCREECH Somerset Fosse way, 3¾ miles SE by S of Shepton-Mallet; and has a station on the railway, and a post office‡ under Bath. The parish includes also the chapelry of Chester-blade, and the hamlets of Bagbury, Southwood, and Stoney-Stratton Imperial
    FOSSE WAY Devon
    FOSSE WAY , an ancient British and Roman road from the S coast of Devon on the English channel, north-eastward to the N coast of Lincolnshire on the Humber estuary. It began at Moridunum, near Seaton and Axmouth; passed through Ilchester, Stratton Imperial
    HOLCOMBE Somerset Fosse way, 6 miles NE by N of Shepton-Mallet r. station. Post town, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, under Bath Imperial
    LITTON Somerset Stratton-on-the-Fosse, under Bath. Acres, 1,117. Real property, £2,517. Pop., in 1851,421; in 1861,313. Houses Imperial
    PETHERTON (South) Somerset Fosse way and the river Parret, 3 miles S W by W of Martock r. station, and 4½ N by W of Crewkerne; and has a post-office‡ under Ilminster, a banking office, a hotel, a police station, a church, three dissenting chapels, and an endowed national school, with £60 a year. The church is cruciform, and variously early English, decorated, and perpendicular; has a centraloctagonal tower; was restored in 1861; and contains three brasses. A weekly market is held on Saturday, but has nearly become extinct; and a sheep fair is heldon 6 July Imperial
    Stratton on the Fosse Somerset Stratton on the Fosse , par. and vil., Somerset - par., 1148 ac., pop. 277; vil., 5 miles NE. of Shepton Mallet Bartholomew
    STRATTON-ON-THE-FOSSE Somerset STRATTON-ON-THE-FOSSE , a parish, with a village, in Shepton-Mallet district, Somerset; on the Fosse-way, 3¼ miles Imperial
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