Searching for "HATFIELD HYDE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    HATFIELD, or Bishops-Hatfield Hertfordshire Hatfield-Hyde; the last erected in 1862, the other three also recent. There is a national school in Woodside.—The sub-district Imperial
    LUTON Bedfordshire Hatfield and Leighton-Buzzard branch of the Great Northern railway, 2¼ miles SE of Icknieldstreet, and 19 S by E of Bedford. Its site is a valley, surrounded by hills. Its name is a corruption either of Leatown or of Lowtown. The ground on which it stands was given by Offa, king of Mercia, in the 8th century, to the abbey of St. Albans; belonged, at Domesday, to the Crown; went, in 1216, to Fulke de Brent, who built a castle on it; and passed to the Wenlocks. The town acquired importance in the time of James Imperial
    MIMMS (NORTH) Hertfordshire Hatfield. Acres, 4,925. Real property, £7,835. Pop., 1,095. Houses, 227. The property is snbdivided. The manor belonged to the Magnavilles, and passed to the Knolles, the Hydes Imperial
    OXFORD Berkshire
    Hyde the orientalist, Rawlinson and Thwaites the Saxonists, Horneck, B. and W. Gilpin, and Sir T. Overbury. New College was founded in 1386, by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Lord Chancellor of England; fills-all its vacancies from Wykeham's college at Winchester, founded in the following year; and stands in New College-lane, immediately N of Queen'scollege, and a little E of All Souls. Its buildings consist of a chief quadrangle, a small cloistered quadrangle, and a series called the garden-court. A tower rises overthe gateway; has been tastelessly remodelled, yet retainsadmirable proportions Imperial
    Hyde took from it the title of Earl. Structure. —The city is straggling and extends overconsiderable space along the river. The main street isnearly in a line with the main street of Strood, and iscontinuous with the main street of Chatham. The streets, for the most part, are irregularly aligned; but they are well-paved, and have been much improved. The generalview, in combination with Strood and Chatham, as seenin the approach from the W, is very striking; discloses acurious mixture of old and new things, of quietude and activity; and includes, as chief objects, the castle and cathedral Imperial
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