Searching for "CLAXTON"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    CLAXTON Manor BOSSALL AP/CP (Parish-level Unit)
    CLAXTON LG_Ward Parish-level Unit GATESHEAD MB/CB (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    BOSSALL Yorkshire Claxton, Sand-Hutton, and Butter-Crambe. Acres, 9,417. Real property, £10,657. Pop., 1,075. Houses, 215. The property Imperial
    CLAWSON, or Claxton Leicestershire Claxton, a parish and a sub-district in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester. The parish adjoins the Grantham canal and the boundary Imperial
    Claxton Norfolk Claxton , par., S. Norfolk, near river Yare, 4 miles NW. of Loddon, 991 ac., pop. 204; P.O. Bartholomew
    Claxton County Durham Claxton .-- township, Greatham par., S. Durham, 6 miles NE. of Stockton-upon-Tees, 881 ac., pop. 51. Bartholomew
    Claxton Yorkshire Claxton , township, Bossall par., North-Riding Yorkshire, 9 miles NE. of York, 839 ac., pop. 210. Bartholomew
    CLAXTON Yorkshire CLAXTON , a township in Bossall parish, N. R. Yorkshire; between the river Derwent and the York and Scarborough railway, 9 miles Imperial
    CLAXTON Norfolk CLAXTON , a parish in Loddon district, Norfolk; near the river Yare, 2 miles WSW of Buckenham r. station, and 4 NW of Loddon Imperial
    CLAXTON County Durham CLAXTON , a township in Greatham parish, Durham; 6 miles NNE of Stockton-upon-Tees. Acres, 866. Real property, £972. Pop., 55. Houses Imperial
    DILSTON, or Devilstone Northumberland Claxtons; went, by marriage, in the time of Henry VIII., to Sir Edward Ratcliffe, the ancestor of the Earls of Derwentwater Imperial
    EARLS-COURT Middlesex Blackmore. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of London. Value, not reported. Patron, the Rev. J. D. Claxton. Imperial
    GREATHAM County Durham Claxton, and comprises 4, 176 acres. Real property, £5, 423. Pop., 779. Houses, 161. The property is subdivided. Brine Imperial
    HUTTON (SAND) Yorkshire Claxton. Acres, 2,999. Real property, £2,990. Pop., 395. Houses, 73. The living is a Vicarage in the diocese Imperial
    LODDON Norfolk Claxton, Ashby, Thurton, Burgh-Apton, Hillington, Alpington, Yelverton, Howe, and Brooke. Acres, 19,330. Pop., 5,072. Houses, 1,090.—The district Imperial
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