Searching for "ASHDOWN FOREST"

We could not match "ASHDOWN FOREST" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, or as a postcode. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 10 possible matches we have found for you:

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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 "ASHDOWN FOREST":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Ashdown Forest Sussex Ashdown Forest , an ancient forest, now heathland, E. Sussex, midway between E. Grinstead and Uckfield, area 13,991 ac. Bartholomew
    ASHDOWN FOREST Sussex ASHDOWN FOREST , an ancient forest, now a heathland, midway between East Grinstead and Uckfield, Sussex. It lies within the manor Imperial
    BERKS, or Berkshire Berkshire forest. Oak and beech are the chief trees in the woods. Osiers are grown in watery places for baskets; and alders, for rake-handles and other uses. Fine trout and other fish abound in most of the streams. Manufactures are of small note. Woollen cloth, sacking, and sail-cloth were formerly made in large quantity; but have ceased to be of any consequence. Paper is made in the vale of the Kennet. Much malt is manufactured for the London market; and the Kennet and Windsor ales are in repute. The Thames is navigable along all the N boundary Imperial
    Crowborough Beacon Sussex Ashdown Forest, alt. 804 ft.; at SW. side is the hamlet of Crowborough Cross , 3 miles SW. of Botherfield; P.O. Bartholomew
    FOREST-RIDGE Sussex forests of Ashdown, St. Leonard, Tilgate, and Worth. It consists mainly of sandstone; it anciently had ironworks; and it presents Imperial
    FOREST-ROW Sussex FOREST-ROW , a hamlet and a chapelry in East Grinstead parish, Sussex. The hamlet adjoins the N side of Ashdown Imperial
    GRINSTEAD (EAST) Sussex Ashdown forest, 30 miles S by E of London. It is surrinnded by fine scenery; is proverbial for salubrity; consists Imperial
    HARTFIELD Sussex Ashdown forest, adjacent to a headstream of the river Medway, and to the Three-Bridges and Tunbridge-Wells railway, 6 miles Imperial
    HURSTPERPOINT Sussex Ashdown forest, and northward to Leith Hill in Surrey. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, a large middle class Imperial
    NUTLEY Sussex Ashdown forest, 5 miles N N W of Uckfield r. station; and has a post-office under Uckfield. The chapelry Imperial
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

  • Place-names also appear in our collection of British travel writing. If the place-name you are interested in appears in our simplified list of "places", the search you have just done should lead you to mentions by travellers. However, many other places are mentioned, including places outside Britain and weird mis-spellings. You can search for them in the Travel Writing section of this site.

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