Searching for "CLERKENWELL"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Clerkenwell Middlesex Clerkenwell , par., Middlesex, within Finsbury parl. bor., London, 380 ac., pop. 69,076. Bartholomew
    CLERKENWELL Middlesex Clerkenwell, Amwell, Pentonville, and Goswell-street. Acres of St. James-Clerkenwell, 74; of Amwell, 82; of Pentonville, 134; of Goswell Imperial
    Finsbury Middlesex Clerkenwell pars., Holborn dist., St Giles dist., &c., and returns 3 members -- 3 divisions, viz., Holborn, Central, and East Bartholomew
    FINSBURY Middlesex Clerkenwell and Worship-street police courts, the Clerkenwell, Shore-ditch, and Bloomsbury county courts, the Clerkenwell Session's court, and the Central Imperial
    GRAYS INN LANE Middlesex sides, by the parishes of Clerkenwell, St. Giles, and St. George Bloomsbury. Acres, 155. Pop., 27, 808. Houses, 2, 887. Imperial
    HAREFIELD Middlesex Clerkenwell priory, was founded in the parish by Alice de Clare, who probably held the manor prior to Roger de Bacheworth Imperial
    HIGHBURY Middlesex Clerkenwell, who had a moated house, called Little St. John's wood, on the site of the camp; passed to Thomas Imperial
    HIGHGATE Middlesex Clerkenwell, from the other end northward; became the great N road from London; and, prior to the railway period, was traversed Imperial
    ISLINGTON Middlesex Clerkenwell new county court, the modern Vestry hall, and a Metropolitan police station; and another is the Conference hall, founded Imperial
    JOHN'S WOOD (ST.) Middlesex Clerkenwell: is a fashionable quarter, with well-built airy streets and places; has post offices under London NW, and a police Imperial
    LONDON London
    Clerkenwell, is inhabited mainly by the various grades of the middle classes. The Bloomsbury and Bedford-square region, to the SW of Clerkenwell Imperial
    LUKE (ST.) Middlesex Clerkenwell parishes, including Goswell-street and kingsquare, and the N side of Old-street from Goswellstreet to the corner of Brick Imperial
    MIDDLESEX Middlesex Clerkenwell, and other places. About 150,000 acres are either arable land, meadow, or pasture. The soil is variously clayey Imperial
    MOOR-HALL Middlesex village. An ancient priory, a cell to Clerkenwell priory, was here; and some remains of it, including the chapel, still exist. Imperial
    Muswell Hill Middlesex Clerkenwell par., Middlesex - dist., pop. 1657; the sta. is 5 ½ miles N. of King's Cross sta., London, near Bartholomew
    MUSWELL-HILL Middlesex Clerkenwell parish, Middlesex. The hamlet lies between the Great Northern and the Midland railways, 1 mile W N W of Hornsey Imperial
    Pentonville Middlesex Pentonville , eccl. dist., Clerkenwell par., Middlesex, in N. of London, pop. 8511. Bartholomew
    PENTONVILLE Middlesex Clerkenwell parish and district, Middlesex. The sub-district forms a compact portion of the metropolis; lies1¾ mile N N E of St. Paul Imperial
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