Searching for "WEST EWELL"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    WEST EWELL LG_Ward Parish-level Unit EPSOM AND EWELL UD/MB (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    west entrance of the cathedral, are the remains of the covered way to the cloisters, by which the primates entered, but their ordinary approach was through a large gateway with a square tower of flint and ashlar." Ancient Monasteries. —An Abbey was founded by St. Augustine, outside the walls, in the eastern suburb of Longport. It was designed by him mainly as a mausoleum for bishops and kings; it became the burial place of himself and his successors, and of Ethelbert and his successors; it possessed much grandeur as an edifice, and great wealth and consequence as a monastery Imperial
    DOVER Kent West Langdon, East Langdon, Oxney, and Ringwould, and the extra-parochial places of Dover-Castle and East-Cliffe; and the sub-district of Hougham, containing the parishes of Hougham, Buckland, River, Ewell Imperial
    GUSTON Kent Ewell r. station, and 2½ N of Dover. Posttown, Dover. Acres, 1, 421; of which 20 are water. Real property, £2, 554. Pop., 436. Houses, 88. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury; and was annexed in 1868 to the vicarage of River. The church is Norman; has three windows at the west Imperial
    LONDON London
    Ewell, Farley, Ham-with-Hatch, Hook, Kew, Kingstonupon-Thames, Long Ditton, Malden, Merton, Mitcham, Morden, Mortlake, Petersham, Richmond, Sanderstead, Sutton, Thames-Ditton, Wallington, Warlingham, West Imperial
    WINCHESTER Hampshire
    West Medina, with 16. The archdeaconry of Surrey contains the deanery of Ewell-West, with 11 livings; the d. of Ewell Imperial
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

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