Searching for "WYRE FOREST"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    ALTON Worcestershire ALTON , a constablewick in Rock parish, Worcester; near Wyre forest, 4¼ miles W of Bewdley. Imperial
    Forest of Wyre Shropshire Forest of Wyre , S. part of Severn Valley Coal Field, which stretches from near Worcester to Newport, in Shropshire. Bartholomew
    HEREFORD Herefordshire Wyre, Stanntonupon-Wye, Stretton-Sngwas, Turnastone, Whitney, Wil6 lersley, and Winforton; the vicarages of Almeley, Yazor, Bredwardine, Sollers-Bridge, Brilley, Clifford, Clodock, Eardesley, Lyonshall, Kington, Mansel-Gamage, Mansel-Lacy, Eskley-Michaelchurch, Peter-church, Rowlstone, Vowchurch, and Weobl y; and the p. curacies of Hardwick, Craswall, Llanfaino, Longtown, Newton, Dulas, Bollingham, Ewyas-Harold, Huntington, Llancillo, St. Margaret, Walterstone, and wormsley. The deanery of Weston contains the rectories of Stoke-Edith and Sutton-ST. Nicholas; the vicarages of Bodenham, Brinsop, Burghill, Dilwyn, Dormington, Kings-Pyon, Lugwardine, Tarrington, Wellington, and Weston-Beggard; and the p. curacies of, Westhide, Sutton-St. Michael Imperial
    LANCASHIRE Lancashire Wyre, the Ribble, the Douglas, the Alt, the Calder, the Irwell, and the Mersey. The chief sea-indentation is Morecambe bay, which occupies a very large area, and consists very greatly of foreshore. The chief estuaries are those of the Ribble and the Mersey, both very considerable, and the latter of vast value to navigation. The Lune is navigable to Lancaster; the Ribble, to Preston; and the Douglas, to Wigan. Much of the foreshore in the Ribble estuary was recently reclaimed; and a plan was, not long ago, formed for reclaiming most of that in Morecambe bay, but resulted Imperial
    MANCHESTER Lancashire
    Forest of Dean grey freestone, with Peterhead granite for columns and other ornamental portions. The elevation is of three stories; the windows of the three floors differ from one another in outline and design; the windows in the base are deeply recessed squares, and each is divided into two lights by a shaft of granite with foliated capitals; the windows of the middle or principal floor are large-pointed, single-arched, each of three lights, filled in the head with geometric tracery; the windows of the upper floor are double-arched and pointed, and have broad carved archivolts; and spaces Imperial
    Wyre Forest Worcestershire Wyre Forest , ry. sta., Worcestershire, on NW. border of co., 3 miles NW. of Bewdley. Wyre Forest forms the southern Bartholomew
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