Searching for "WIDNES"

You searched for "WIDNES" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, but the match we found was not what you wanted. 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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  • You have just searched a list of the main towns, villages and localities of Britain which we have kept as simple as possible. It is based on a much more detailed list of legally defined administrative units: counties, districts, parishes, wapentakes and so on. This is the real heart of our system, and you may be better off directly searching it. There are no units called "WIDNES" (excluding any that have already been grouped into the places you have already searched), but administrative unit searches can be narrowed by area and type, and broadened using wild cards and "sound-alike" matching:

  • 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 "WIDNES":
    Place name County Entry Source
    APPLETON Lancashire Widnes township, Prescot parish, Lancashire; near St. Helen's railway, the Sankey canal, and the river Mersey, 6½ miles Imperial
    FARNWORTH Lancashire Widnes Dock, was built in 1858, and designed with a view to enlargement. There is a free gammar-school. William Imperial
    HANGING-BIRCH Lancashire HANGING-BIRCH , a hamlet in Widnes township, Prescot parish, Lancashire; 4¼ miles SE of Prescot. Imperial
    HELENS (ST.) RAILWAY Lancashire Widnes to Garston, and for docks at Garston; in 1847 further powers were acquired for improving the main line, and for branches Imperial
    Hough Green Lancashire Hough Green , ry. sta. (for Widnes), SW. Lancashire, 7 miles SW. of Warrington. Bartholomew
    LANCASHIRE Lancashire Widnes. There are nearly 900 smaller towns, villages, and hamlets. The chief seats in the county are Knowsley Park, Heaton Imperial
    Lancashire, or Lancaster Lancashire Ormskirk, Bootle, Widnes, Newton, Hindley, and Leigh. The representation of Lancashire was increased from 8 to 23 members in 1885. Bartholomew
    LUNTS-HEATH Lancashire LUNTS-HEATH , a hamlet in Widnes township, Prescot parish, Lancashire; near the Mersey, 5½ miles SE of Prescot. Imperial
    MOSS-BANK Lancashire Helens, and Widnes railway, 1¾ mile N by W of St. Helens. It has a station on the railway. Imperial
    MOSSLEY HILL Lancashire Widnes, and Liverpool railway, 2 miles ESE of Liverpool. Mossley Hon se, in the neighbourhood, is the seat of the Ewarts Imperial
    PEASLEY-CROSS Lancashire station in Lancashire; on the St. Helens and Widnes railway, ¾ of a mile S S E of St. Helens. Imperial
    Prescot Lancashire Widnes), 37,221 ac., pop. 105,478; township, 270 ac., pop. 5546; town, 8 miles E. of Liverpool by rail Bartholomew
    PRESCOT Lancashire Widnes, Ditton, Cronton, Great Sankey, Cuerdley, and Penketh; and is ecclesiastically cut into the sections of Prescot, Eccleston, St. Thomas Imperial
    Runcorn Cheshire tanning, quarrying, and the mfr. of chemicals. Between Runcorn and Widnes the Mersey is spanned by a magnificent railway bridge. Bartholomew
    UPTON Lancashire UPTON , a hamlet in Widnes township, Lancashire: 4¼ miles SW of Prescot. Imperial
    Widnes Lancashire Widnes , manufacturing town and township, Prescot par., SW. Lancashire, on river Mersey, 13 miles SE. of Liverpool, 3339 ac. (314 water Bartholomew
    WIDNES Lancashire WIDNES , a town, a township, and a chapelry, in Prescot parish, Lancashire. The town stands on the river Mersey, at the intersection Imperial
    Widnes Division Lancashire Widnes Division , parl. div. of SW. Lancashire, pop. 53,951. Bartholomew
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