Searching for "BLORE HEATH"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire Blore; is in the perpendicular English style, with a lofty central tower; and looks like a church. The botanical gardens formerly lay around the site of the ancient Augustinian priory, and occupied upwards of three acres; but were recently removed to a new site between Trumpington-road and Hills-road; and they occupy there an area of about twentyone acres, and are both rich in specimens and ornately laid out. The college walks have avenues of limes, elms, and horse-chestnuts, and are overlooked by the backs of most of the larger colleges. St. Peter's College, or Peterhouse.-This Imperial
    CHESTERFIELD Derbyshire Blore the poets, Mrs. Stokes the novelist, and Stephenson the father of railways. Real property, £22, 155. Pop. in 1841, 6, 212; in 1861, 9, 836. Houses, 1, 909. The parish includes also the townships of Walton, Newbold and Dunston, Tapton, Calow, Hasland, and Normanton-Temple; and it formerly included the chapelry, now the parish, of Brimington. Acres, with Brimington, 11, 451. Real property, £64, 174; of which £3, 378 are in mines, £6, 156 in iron-works, and £1, 600 in gas-works. Pop., 18, 970. Houses, 3, 792. The property is much subdivided Imperial
    MARLBOROUGH Wiltshire Blore, decorated afterwards by Butterfield, and designed entirely for the use of the pupils; and has, averagely, under tuition about 500 boys. The free grammar school was founded in 1550 by Edward VI.; has £203 a year from endowment, and exhibitions at Braseuose College, Oxford, and at St. John's College, Cambridge; and had, for pupils, alter Harte and Sir Michael Foster. There are also national schools, and charities £85. There were, in old times, a Gilbertine priory, founded in the reign of King John, and given at the dissolution to the Stringers; a house of White friars Imperial
    NORWICH Norfolk
    Heath, where the Duke of Norfolk, in the time of Henry VIII., had a palace more magnificent than any then in England out of London. Public Buildings. —The Castle stands on the shoulder of the hill, S E of the centre of the ancient city; and is very conspicuous. It formerly occupied 23 acres; and, according to the account commonly given of it, consisted of a barbican or outwork, to defend the entrance, three nearly circular concentric lines of defence, each consisting of a wall and ditch, and enclosing a ballium or court, and a great central keep Imperial
    STAFFORDSHIRE, or Stafford Staffordshire Blore-Heath; and in 1643, between the royalists and the parliamentarians, at Hopton. Other public events are noticed in our articles Imperial
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