Searching for "LITTLE WENLOCK"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    DUDLEY Worcestershire DUDLEY , a town, a parish, and a sub-district in Worcester; and a district registrationally in Stafford. The town stands Imperial
    HEREFORD Herefordshire Little Wenlock, and Woolstaston; the vicarages of Cardington, Eaton, Madeley, Long Staunton, and Much Wenlock; and the p. curacies of Acton Imperial
    Lawley Shropshire Little Wenlock pars., Shropshire, 3 miles SE. of Wellington by rail, pop. 1230; adjacent to sta. is Lawley Bank , hamlet Bartholomew
    MADELEY Shropshire Little Wenlock. Acres, 7,682. Pop., 10,733. Houses, 2,154.—The district comprehends also the subdistrict of Broseley Imperial
    Oxenbold, Great and Little Shropshire Oxenbold, Great and Little , 2 hamlets, in S. of Shropshire, 5½ miles SW. of Much Wenlock. Bartholomew
    OXENBOLD (Great and Little) Shropshire OXENBOLD (Great and Little) , two hamlets in the S of Salop; 5½ miles S S W of Wenlock. Imperial
    Paisley Renfrewshire Wenlock in Shropshire, the High Steward's native county. They were originally settled at Renfrew, but afterwards transferred their place of residence to Paisley, where, finding a church already dedicated to St Mirren or Mirinus, a confessor who is said to have spent a considerable part of his life at the place, and who, according to the Aberdeen Breviary, was buried there, they combined his name with those of St James and of their patron saint at Wenlock, St Milburga, grand-daughter of Penda, king of Mercia, and so dedicated the monastery church to St James, St Milburga Groome
    Peeblesshire or Tweeddale Peebles Shire Peeblesshire or Tweeddale, an inland county in the S of Scotland, is bounded on the N and NE by Edinburghshire Groome
    Roxburghshire Roxburghshire Roxburghshire, an inland county in the middle of the Scottish marches, and perhaps the most characteristically Border county of all Groome
    STRETTON-CHURCH Shropshire Wenlock Edge, 12¾ miles S by W of Shrewsbury; is a seat of petty sessions, and a polling place; consists chiefly of one street; and has a head post-office,‡ a r. station with telegraph, a cruciform early English church, an Independent chapel of 1866, a free school, alms houses, a workhouse, charities £20, a weekly market on Thursday, and 5 annual fairs. The parish includes All-Stretton and Little Imperial
    WENLOCK (Little) Shropshire WENLOCK (Little) , a parish in Madeley district, Salop; under the Wrekin, 1 mile W of Horsehay r. station, and 3¼ S of Wellington Imperial
    Wenlock, Little, and Much Shropshire Wenlock, Little , and Much , 2 pars., Shropshire, within the mun. limits of Wenlock - Little Wenlock, 2697 ac., pop. 585; Much Bartholomew
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