Searching for "FLAXTON"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    FLAXTON Manor BOSSALL AP/CP (Parish-level Unit)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    BOSSALL Yorkshire Flaxton Station; and includes the townships of Flaxton-on-the-Moor, Harton, Claxton, Sand-Hutton, and Butter-Crambe. Acres, 9,417. Real Imperial
    FARLINGTON Yorkshire Flaxton r. station, and 5½ ESE of Easingwold. Post town, Stillington, under York. Acres, 1, 163. Real property, £1, 811. Pop, , 174. Houses Imperial
    FLAXTON Yorkshire Flaxton, the other called Flaxton Station. It is sometimes called Flaxton-on-the-Moor. Acres, 1,827. Real property, £2, 951. Pop., 367. Houses Imperial
    Flaxton on the Moor Yorkshire Flaxton on the Moor , township and ry. sta. (Flaxton), Bossall and Foston pars., North-Riding Yorkshire, 9 m. NE. of York Bartholomew
    FOSTON Yorkshire Flaxton-on-the-Moor; but is returned, in the statistics, as exclusive of the latter. Acres, 2, 090. Real property Imperial
    HUTTON (SHERIFF) Yorkshire Flaxton r. station, and 10 NNE of York; and has a post office under York. The hamlet includes the village Imperial
    MARTON-IN-THE-FOREST Yorkshire Flaxton r. station, and 5 ESE of Easingwold. It contains the hamlet of Moxby; and its Post town is Easingwold Imperial
    Sheriff Hutton Yorkshire Flaxton sta. and 10 miles NE. of York; P.O.; Sheriff Hutton Park , seat, and the ruins of an ancient castle Bartholomew
    YORK Yorkshire Flaxton, with 2 parishes and a part in the N. R. Acres, 82,912. Poor rates in 1863, £26,137. Pop. in 1851, 54,257; in 1861, 59,909. Houses Imperial
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