Searching for "ELTHAM"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BLACKHEATH Kent parishes of Lee, Lewisham, Charlton, and Eltham. Acres, 18,206. Pop. in 1851, 121,753; in 1861, 187,696. Houses, 26,559. Imperial
    Eltham, Plumstead, Deptford-St. Nicholas, part of Deptford-St. Paul, and the city and deanery of Rochester. It includes likewise Imperial
    CORNWALL Cornwall Eltham; and that of Duke of Cornwall was created for the Black Prince, and has ever since belonged to the eldest Imperial
    Eltham Kent Eltham , par. and township with ry. sta., Kent -- 4124 ac., pop. 5827; township (in parl. bor. of Woolwich), 3782 ac., pop. 5048; P.O., T.O.; there Bartholomew
    ELTHAM Kent ELTHAM , a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Lewisham district, Kent. The village stands near the Lee and Dartford Imperial
    GRAMPOUND Cornwall Eltham, Earl of Cornwall, brother of Edward III.; was made a borough, after the Earl's death, by Edward III.; sent Imperial
    GREENWICH Kent Eltham, and Nottingham. The police office is in the R. division of police, and attended by two magistrates. The theatre Imperial
    KENT Kent Eltham Palace, Cobham, the Moat, Penshurst, Chilham, Knole, Sore-Place, Battle Hall, Boughton-Place, and East Sutton Place. Remains exist Imperial
    KIDBROOKE Kent Eltham; and it has a post office under Greenwich, London SE. It was once a parish; but it lost its church Imperial
    Lesmahagow Lanarkshire Eltham, brother of Edward III., and commander of part of the English forces, burned it to the ground as he passed Groome
    LEWISHAM Kent Eltham, conterminate with Eltham parish; and the sub-district of Plumstead, containing the parishes of Plumstead and Charlton-next-Woolwich Imperial
    LONDON London
    Eltham, Lee, Lewisham, part of St. Sepulchre, and all Battersea except Penge hamlet. There are likewise numerous liberties, extra-parochial Imperial
    Mottingham Kent Mottingham , township and vil., Eltham par., Kent, 3 miles S. of Woolwich, 642 ac., pop. 779; P.O. Bartholomew
    MOTTINGHAM Kent Eltham parish, Kent; 3¼ miles S of Woolwich. It has a wall letter-box under Eltham, London SE. Acres Imperial
    Pope Street Kent Pope Street , 2 miles SE. of Eltham, Kent.; P.O. Bartholomew
    SHOOTERS-HILL Kent Eltham parish, Kent. The eminence rises 1 mile S of Woolwich; is an insulated mass of London clay, 446 feet Imperial
    SIDCUP Kent Eltham; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a station on the railway, and a R. police station. The chapelry Imperial
    Woolwich Kent Eltham and the par. of Plumstead), 8296 ac., pop. 74,963; 3 Banks, 4 newspapers. The chief feature of Woolwich Bartholomew
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