Searching for "HIGH HURST WOOD"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE Lancashire high, on the N bank of the river; its environs are a low flat tract, reclaimed from the condition of a marsh, overlying rich strata of coal and sandstone, and studded with factories, villages, and mining-shafts; and many parts of both site and environs, previous to the introduction of the cotton trade in 1769, were bare, wet, and almost worthless. The Assheton family, now represented by the Earl of Stamford, were lords of the manor; shared their name with it; and maintained their power over it by means of dungeon and gallows; and a commemoration of their rule Imperial
    High Hurst Wood Sussex High Hurst Wood , eccl. dist. and hamlet, Buxted par., E. Sussex - dist., pop. 695; hamlet, 3 miles from Buxted sta.; P.O. Bartholomew
    HORSHAM Sussex hurst" and "ham, " signifying the wood town; by others, from "hors-ham, " signifying horse meadow; by others, from the Saxon chief Horsa, whom some accounts assert to have been slain and buried in the neighbourhood. The town was a place of much trade prior to the decay of Shoreham haven; it went into considerable decadence in thee 16th century; it presented, so late as about 1830, an appearance more of village than of town, with most of its houses only one storey high Imperial
    LANCASHIRE Lancashire high parts is chiefly peaty or moorish, and unfit for cultivation. The soil of the section E of Morecambe bay, from the N boundary southward to the Ribble, includes clays, marls, and peat earth, but is chiefly a strong loam; and the low-lying portions of it form the richest corn-lands in the county, while nearly two-thirds are disposed in dairy pasture. The soil of most of the large section from the Ribble to the Mersey is prevailingly a sandy loam, of considerable fertility; but only a small proportion of it is in tillage, and the greater part Imperial
    LYMINGTON Hampshire wood ashes, which are supposed to have been the refuse of workingS by the ancient Britons; were of so much importance in the time of Henry I. as to give the town then a good export trade in salt; continued till the latter part of last century to be carried on in so many as forty salterns, and to yield a very large amount of duty; fell gradually off till they employed no more than two or three salterns; and are noted for the production also of Epsom salts, or sulphate of magnesia. An import tradein French wines was considerable Imperial
    NEWPORT Hampshire Hurst Castle; and, at the restoration of Charles II., was one of the first places in the kingdom to recognise the new order of political events. Thomas James, who wrote learnedly against Roman Catholicity, and died in 1622, Richard James, who published an account of his travels in Russia, assisted Selden in his work on the Arundel marbles, rendered service in the formation of the Cottonian library, and died in 1638, and Sir Thomas Fleming, lord chief justice of England, who acquired bad notorietyby his judgment in the "great case of impositions, " werenatives. The town stands on a gentle slope Imperial
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