Searching for "MEARS ASHBY"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Ashby-Mears Northamptonshire Ashby-Mears , par. and seat, Northamptonshire, 3 miles SW. of Wellingborough, 1890 ac., pop. 504; P.O. Bartholomew
    ASHBY-MEARS, or Mears-Ashby Northamptonshire ASHBY-MEARS , or Mears-Ashby, a parish in Wellingborough district, Northampton; 3 miles N by W of Castle-Ashby r. station Imperial
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    Mears of Whitechapel; and was hung in the central tower in 1835. The nave is divided by piers, with unfilleted columns; its triforium has two arcades, of alternately two and three arches, in each bay; and its clerestory has three pointed lights in each compartment. The morning service chapel, containing the Norman font of Remigius, is on the N side of the nave aisles; and the chapel of St. Hugh is on the S. The S front of the main transept has a decorated window of five lights and a double-crocketted gable, set between two tall pinnacles Imperial
    Mears Ashby Northamptonshire Mears Ashby , par. and vil., Northamptonshire, 3 miles SW. of Wellingborough and 10 miles NE. of Northampton, 1890 ac., pop. 504; P.O.; in vicinity Bartholomew
    NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, or Northampton Northamptonshire Ashby-Canons, Cranford Hall, Fawsley, Oakley, Astrop House, Biggin Hall, Blatherwycke Park, Bragborough Hall, Brixworth Hall, Buckby Hall, Bulwick Hall, Charlton Lodge, Cotterstock Hall, Cottesbrook Hall, Cransley Hall, Delapré Abbey, Dingley Hall, Drayton House, Earls-Barton Hall, East Haddon Hall, Ecton Hall, Edgcott House, Elm Lodge, Evenley Hall, Falconer's Hill, Finedon, Fineshade Abbey, Floore House, Glendon Hall, Great Billing Hall, Great Oakley Hall, Guilsborough Grange, Kingsthorpe Hall, Knuston Hall, Marston-Trussell Hall, Mears Imperial
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