Searching for "MOSTON"

You searched for "MOSTON" 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 13 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    MOSTON LG_Ward Parish-level Unit MANCHESTER MB/CB (Local Government District)
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  • 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 "MOSTON":
    Place name County Entry Source
    CONGLETON Cheshire Moston, and Elton in the parish of Warmingham; and the sub-district of Church-Hulme, containing the parishes of Swettenham Imperial
    FAILSWORTH Lancashire four dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, and national schools.—The sub-district includes Moston township. Pop., 8, 312. Imperial
    HARPURHEY Lancashire Moston, together with another and contiguous portion of Manchester parish; bears the name of Harpurhay-cum-Moston; and was made Imperial
    MANCHESTER Lancashire
    Manchester
    Moston; the sub-district of Blackley, containing the townships of Blackley and Harpurhey; and the sub-district of Prestwich, containing Imperial
    Moston Shropshire Moston , vil., Stanton upon Hine Heath par., Shropshire, 3 miles SE. of Wem. Bartholomew
    Moston Lancashire Moston , township and ry. sta., Manchester par., SE. Lancashire - township, 1297 ac., pop. 3466; the sta. is 4½ miles Bartholomew
    Moston Cheshire Moston .-- township, Chester St Mary on the Hill par., Cheshire, on Ellesmere Canal, 3 miles NW. of Chester, 303 ac., pop. 19; contains Bartholomew
    Moston Cheshire Moston , township, Warmingham par., Cheshire, on Trent and Mersey Canal, 2½ miles NW. of Sandbach, 714 ac., pop. 180. Bartholomew
    MOSTON Shropshire MOSTON , a township in Stanton-upon-Hineheath parish, Salop; on the river Roden, 3¼ miles ESE of Wem. Pop., 61. Imperial
    MOSTON Cheshire MOSTON , a township in St. Mary-on-the-Hill parish, Cheshire; on the Ellesmere canal and the Birkenhead, Lancashire, and Cheshire Imperial
    MOSTON Lancashire MOSTON , a township, with a village, in Manchester. parish, Lancashire; on the Rochdale canal, and on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Imperial
    MOSTON Cheshire MOSTON , a township in Warmingham parish, Cheshire; on the Trent and Mersey canal, 2½ miles NW by W of Sandbach Imperial
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:



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