Searching for "SUNBURY ON THAMES"

We could not match "SUNBURY ON THAMES" 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 7 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Place name County Entry Source
    HALLIFORD Middlesex Thames, 3 miles ENE of Chertsey; belongs to the Lumley family; and has a post office under Chertsey. The hamlets are Lower H. and Upper H.; and the former is in Shepperton parish, -the latter in Sunbury Imperial
    Kempton Park Middlesex Kempton Park , seat, Sunbury par., Middlesex, 4 m. W. of Kingston on Thames; was once a seat of royalty. Bartholomew
    KEMPTON PARK Middlesex Sunbury parish, Middlesex; near the river Thames, 4 miles W of Kingston-on-Thames. It was formerly called Cold Kennington Imperial
    LONDON London
    Thames. The head station is in Scotland-yard, opposite the Horse Guards; and subordinate stations are distributed through all the divisions, in numbers proportionate to population and area. The force, on 29 Sept., 1864, consisted of a chief commissioner, 2 assistant-commissioners, 18 superintendments, 180 inspectors, 697 sergeants, 5,772 constables, and 12 detective officers; but it was raised, in the following year, to 23 superintendents, 211 inspectors, 785 sergeants, and 6,172 constables. The expenditure, during the year ending 29 Sept., 1864, amounted to £527,248; and included £369,351 for salaries Imperial
    STAINES Middlesex Thames, in 1009, after burning Oxford; is a seat of petty sessions, and governed by two constables and four head-boroughs; publishes a weekly newspaper; carries on brewing and mustard-manufacture; and has a head post-office,‡ a r. station with telegraph, a banking office, a chief inn, a disused market house, a police station, a bridge erected in 1832 at a cost of more than £40,000, a neat modern church, four dissenting chapels, a literary and scientific institution erected in 1835, a national school, a Lancasterian school, a school of industry, charities £20, a weekly Imperial
    Sunbury Middlesex Sunbury , market town and par. with ry. sta., Middlesex, in SW. of co., on river Thames, 4½ miles W. of Kingston Bartholomew
    SUNBURY Middlesex SUNBURY , a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Staines district, Middlesex. The village stands on the river Thames Imperial
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