Searching for "GREAT DUNHAM"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BARROW Cheshire Great Boughton district, Cheshire; on a stream which goes northward to the Mersey, 3½ miles S of Dunham r. station Imperial
    BEESTON, or Beeston-next-Litcham Norfolk Great Dunham, under Swaffham. Acres, 2,073. Real property, £4,491. Pop., 645. Houses, 140. The property is much Imperial
    BIRKENHEAD Cheshire Dunham-Massey; sent its priors to sit in the parliaments of Chester as nobles of the palatinate; and, in 1282, acquired the right to maintain a ferry, still known as the Monks-ferry, across the Mersey to Lancashire. A fine crypt and some interesting ruins of the priory still exist. The greater part of the priory estate was bestowed by Henry VIII. on Ralph Worsley; and passed to successively the Powells, the Clevelands, and the Prices. In 1753, there were three ferry-boat houses, one at Woodside for Birkenhead, one at Seacombe, about a mile further down the river Imperial
    CHESHIRE Cheshire Great Boughton, Congleton, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Northwich, Runcorn. Stockport, and Wirrall. The market-towns are Chester, Altrincham, Congleton, Frodsham, Macclesfield, Malpas, Middlewich, Knutsford, Nantwich, Northwich, Sandbach, Stockport, and Tarporley. The chief seats are Cholmondeley Castle, Eaton-Hall, Dunham Imperial
    CHESTER Cheshire Great Budworth, Frodsham, Knutsford, Rostherne, Runcorn, and Weaverham; the p. curacies of Sale-St. Anne, Altrincham, Carrington, Dunham-Massey, Ringway Imperial
    Dunham, Great Norfolk Dunham, Great , par. (ry. sta. Dunham), W. Norfolk, 1968 ac., pop. 394; P.O. Bartholomew
    DUNHAM (Great) Norfolk DUNHAM (Great) , a parish in Mitford district, Norfolk; 2 miles N of Dunham r. station, and 5¾ NE of Swaffham Imperial
    Great Dunham Norfolk Great Dunham , 4 miles NE. of Swaffham, W. Norfolk; P.O. See DUNHAM, GREAT. Bartholomew
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    Great Limber, Riby, Searby, Owmby, and Stallingborough; and the chapelries of Clixby and Holton. The deanery of Aslacko contains the rectories of Blyborough, Cainby, Fillingham, Cold Hanworth, Owmby, Firsby, and Spridlington; the vicarages of Cammeringham, Glentham, Glentworth, Hackthorne, Ingham, Normanby, Bishops-Norton, and Willoughton; the p. curacy of Hemswell; and the donative of Harpswell. The deanery of Axholme contains the rectories of Althorpe, Epworth, Luddington, Owston, and Wroot; the vicarages of Crowle and Haxey; and the p. curacies of Amcotts, Belton, and West Butterwick. The deanery of Corringham contains the rectories of Grayingham, Heapham, Lea, Northorpe, Pi1ham, Scotter, Scotton Imperial
    MITFORD Norfolk Great Dunham, Little Dunham, Great Fransham, East Lexham, West Lexham, Rougham, Weasenham-All Saints, Weasenham-St. Peter, Wellingham, and Tittleshall Imperial
    NORFOLK Norfolk Great Eastern line, was in course of formation in 1867; a line goes from a junction at East Dereham, westward to Swaffham, and north-westward thence to Lynn; a line goes from Lynn, north-by-eastward along the Wash, to Hunstanton, and thence eastward along the coast to Wells; another line goes from Lynn, south-by-westward past Downham-market, and past Ouse Bridge, to proceed to Ely; another line goes from Lynn, westward, across the head of the Wash, to proceed to Holbeach and Spalding; and a branch goes from the Watlington station of the Lynn and Ely line Imperial
    NOTTINGHAMSHIRE or Notts Nottinghamshire great figure; comes in, on the S W, at the influx of the Soar; runs 2¾ miles on the boundary with an indenting portion of Derbyshire; goes north-eastward across the county to the neighbourhood of Newark; proceeds thence northward along the border to North Clifton; continues northward, mainly along the boundary with Lincolnshire, past Dunham Imperial
    RETFORD (East) Nottinghamshire Great Northern railway, at the intersection of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire railway, 18½ miles N N W of Newark; was known, at Domesday, as Redeford; took that name from a ford over the Idle, reddishly turbid after heavy rains; was the scene of a battle, between Edwin and Ethelred, in 617; became a place of some consequence before the time of Edward I.; is a borough by prescription; sent two members to parliament from 1315 till 1330; resigned its franchise, on account of poverty, till 1571; has sent two members since 1571 till the present time; underwent vast Imperial
    STOKE Cheshire Great Boughton district, and a parish partly also in Wirral district, Cheshire. The township lies on the Mersey canal, 2½ miles W of Dunham Imperial
    THORNTON-LE-MOORS Cheshire Great Boughton district, Cheshire; 1½ mile WNW of Dunham r. station, and 6 NNE of Chester. It contains Dunham Imperial
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