Searching for "WALTON ON THE WOLDS"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BARROW-UPON-SOAR Leicestershire Walton-on-the-Wolds, Seagrave, Thrussington, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreak, Cossington, and Sileby. Acres, 13,521. Pop., 5,144. Houses Imperial
    GLOUCESTER and BRISTOL Gloucestershire
    Wold, Sutton-under-Brails, Upper Swell, Westcote, and Windrush; the vicarages of Aston-Blank, Great Barrington, Little Barrington, Bledington, Guyting-Inferior, Longborough, Lower Swell, and Turk-Dean; and the p. curacies of Clapton, Lower Slaughter, Addlestrop, Little Compton, Farmcote, Yanworth, and Cold Salperton. The deanery of Winchcomb comprises the rectories of Bishops-Cleeve, Cheltenham, Colesbourne, Dowdeswell, Hasfield, Leckhampton, Sudeley, Swindon, Whittington, Withington, and Woolstone; the vicarages of Badgeworth, Brockworth, Corse, Down-Hatherley, Elmstone-Hardwick, Leigh, Prestbury, Staverton, Tewkesbury, Tirley, Twyning, and Winchcomb; and the p. curacies of Ashchurch, Shurdington, Stoke-Orchard, Charlton-Abbots, Charlton-Kings, Cheltenham-St. James, Cheltenham Imperial
    GLOUCESTERSHIRE, or Gloucester Gloucestershire wolds, the old designations for sheep-shelters and hills; has a mean height of between 500 and 600 feet, with culminating summits of 1, 086 and 1, 134 feet; and is partly open down, more largely enclosed sheep-walk; but includes many winding dales, and possesses much good land and pleasant scenery. The vale section also extends from end to end of the county; lies mainly along the river Severn; spreads from the foot of the Cotswolds, partly to the western boundary, partly to the Severn's estuary; includes the vales of Evesham, Gloucester, and Berkeley, together with Imperial
    GRANTHAM Lincolnshire GRANTHAM , a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Lincolnshire. The town stands on Ermine-street, near Imperial
    Walton on the Wolds Leicestershire Walton on the Wolds , par., Leicestershire, 2 miles NE. of Barrow on Soar, 1720 ac., pop. 227. Bartholomew
    WALTON-ON-THE-WOLDS Leicestershire WALTON-ON-THE-WOLDS , a parish in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester; 2 miles NE of Barrow-upon-Soar r. station Imperial
    YORK Yorkshire YORK , a city, a district, an ainsty, and a diocese, in Yorkshire. The city stands on Watling-street, on the Imperial
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