Searching for "GILSTON"

We could not match "GILSTON" 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 13 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 "GILSTON":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Fala and Soutra East Lothian
    Gilston; but the chief antiquity, an ancient hospice, is separately noticed under Soutra. A mansion is Woodcot, 1¾ mile Groome
    Gelston or Gilston Kirkcudbrightshire Gilston, a village in Kelton parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, 2½ miles SSE of Castle-Douglas, under which it has a post Groome
    Gilston Hertfordshire Gilston , par., E. Herts, 3½ miles SW. of Sawbridgeworth, 985 ac., pop. 272; contains the seat of Gilston Park Bartholomew
    GILSTON Hertfordshire GILSTON , a parish in Ware district, Herts; on an affluent of the river Stort, near the boundary with Essex, 2 miles Imperial
    Gilstone Rock Cornwall Gilstone Rock , near islets of Roseviar and Roseveann, Scilly Islands, W. Cornwall; was the scene of Sir Cloudesley Shovel's shipwreck Bartholomew
    Gilston House Fife Gilston House , seat, 3½ miles NE. of Largo, Fife. Bartholomew
    Gilston Lodge Midlothian Gilston Lodge , seat, Dalkeith, Edinburghshire. Bartholomew
    Gilston, New (Backmuir of) Fife Gilston, New (Backmuir of) , vil., Largo par., Fifeshire, 2½ miles SE. of Ceres. See BACKMUIR. Bartholomew
    HERTFORDSHIRE, or Herts Hertfordshire Gilston Park, Hadham Park, Hamels Park, Heaton Park, Hexton House, High Canons, Hormeadbury, Julians, King's Walden, Knebworth House, Lamer Imperial
    Kiel Fife Gilston Burns, in the NE of the parish, and running 3 ¼ miles southward to Largo Bay at Lower Largo Groome
    Largo Fife Gilston Burn enters from the E. Above the junction with Gilston Burn the Kiel is generally known as Boghall Burn Groome
    Largoward Fife Gilston public schools, with respective accommodation for 165 and 90 children, had (1881) an average attendance of 103 and 69, and grants Groome
    Newburn Fife Gilston House, 3½ miles NNE of Largo, and Lahill, 1¼ mile ENE, are the seats of John Henry Groome
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

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