Searching for "BURROUGH ON THE HILL"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Burrough Leicestershire Burrough , par., N. Leicestershire, 5½ miles S. of Melton Mowbray, 1565 ac., pop. 149; contains the eminence of Burrough Hill . Bartholomew
    BURROUGH, or Burrow-on-the-Hill Leicestershire BURROUGH , or Burrow-on-the-Hill, a parish in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester; 5½ miles S of Melton-Mowbray Imperial
    CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire hill was used by Sir Walter Scott for an episode in "Marmion." The town was injured by both parties in the wars of the Barons and the Roses, especially in 1216 and 1267; suffered from insurrections of the townsmen against the University, in 1249, 1322, and 1381; was occupied on behalf of Queen Mary, after the attempt to place Lady Jane Grey on the throne; and was seized and occupied under Cromwell, for the parliamentarians. Royal visits were made to it by Stephen. in 1139; by John, in 1200 and 1216; by Henry III., in 1265 and 1270; by Edward Imperial
    ELY Cambridgeshire hill in a plain, and kindles an expectation in the breast of a stranger that the town will disclose to him features of high interest. The Cathedral. —This pile comprises galilee, W tower and W transept, central octagon, nave, choir, presbytery, main transept, and Lady chapel; and from 1846 till 1869 underwent restorations, at a cost of fully £40, 000, and then still progressing. The galilee is 44¾ feet long; the western tower is 48 feet long and 266 feet high; the octagon is 65 feet wide; the nave is 250 feet long, 78 feet wide Imperial
    HENDON Middlesex Burroughs. Acres, 8, 250. Real property, £34, 435.Pop. in 1851, 3, 333; in 1861, 4, 544. The increase of pop. arose partly from the extension of building. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to Westminster Abbey; and passed to the Herberts, the Nicolls, the Garricks, and others. A palace of the abbots of Westminster stood here; and was succeeded by a banqueting house of Queen Elizabeth, now the seat of Lord Tenterden. There are many handsome villas; and a new bridge was recently erected over the Brent. Lord William Russel, William Wilberforce, and Norden the antiquary, were Imperial
    LEICESTERSHIRE, or LEICESTER Leicestershire Burrough, Nether-Broughton, Sharnford, Blackfordby, Acresford, Thornborough, Desford, Scalford, Swinford, Linford, Burbage, BurtonOvery, Burton-Lazars, Burton-on-the-Wolds, and Staunton-Harold; and they connected the most important of these places with one another, or with their stations in other counties, by the Fosse-way, the Via Devana, the Salt Way, and Watling-street. Tumuli or barrows are at Shipley, Gilmarton, Syston, Medbourn, and some place's on the hills Imperial
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