Searching for "NORTH WILTSHIRE"

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  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "NORTH WILTSHIRE":
    Place name County Entry Source
    DEVIZES Wiltshire north porch. There are two chapels for Baptists, two for Independents and Wesleyans, a literary and scientific institution, two museums, a free school with £33, alms-houses with £88, and other charities with £599. There were anciently two hospitals; one of them for lepers. The town has a head-post office, † a railway station with telegraph, three banking offices, and three chief inns; is a polling-place, the head quarters of the Wiltshire Imperial
    FROME Somerset north and south, into Wiltshire and toward Dorset and Devon; and indirect railways, in connexion with the direct ones, give Imperial
    HERTFORDSHIRE, or Herts Hertfordshire north-westerly direction, toward Market street; and several other ridges run nearly parallel with this, from the vicinity of Sandridge, Wheathampstead, and Whitwell. Vantagegrounds in the S command charming views over Middlesex, to the hills of Surrey; and scenes around Ware, North Mimms, Watford, Berkhampstead, Hemel-Hempstead, and other places, are very beautiful. Much amenity also is given to even the more common landscapes by parks, groves, and the prevalence of high live hedges, intermixed with fine trees. The chief rivers are the Lea, the Rib, the Beane, the Quin, the Colne, the Ver, the Maran, and the New River Imperial
    MAN, or ISLE of MAN the Isle of Man MAN , or ISLE of MAN, an island, with adjacent islet of Calf of Man and several skerries, in the Irish Imperial
    NORTH and SOUTH WILTSHIRE JUNCTION RAILWAY Wiltshire NORTH and SOUTH WILTSHIRE JUNCTION RAILWAY , a railway in Wilts; from a junction with the Wilts and Gloucestershire at Christian Imperial
    Wiltshire (or Wilts) Wiltshire Wiltshire is especially remarkable for the number and variety of the memorials of antiquity left by Britons, Romans, Saxons, and Danes, the chief of these being the megalithic remains of Stonehenge and Avebury. The county contains 29 hundreds, 340 pars, and parts of 7 others, the parl. and mun. bor. of Salisbury (1 member), and the mun. bors, of Calne, Chippenham, Devizes, and Marlborough. It is mostly in the diocese of Salisbury. For parl. purposes it is divided into 5 divisions - viz., Northern or Cricklade, North Bartholomew
    WILTS, or Wiltshire Wiltshire Wiltshire and Kennet ales, in various places. The Thames and Severn canal, the Kennet and Avon canal, the Wilts and Berks canal, and the North Imperial
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