We could not match "POLLOKSHIELDS EAST" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, or as a postcode. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 6 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • You have just searched a list of the main towns, villages and localities of Britain which we have kept as simple as possible. It is based on a much more detailed list of legally defined administrative units: counties, districts, parishes, wapentakes and so on. This is the real heart of our system, and you may be better off directly searching it. There are no units called "POLLOKSHIELDS EAST" (excluding any that have already been grouped into the places you have already searched), but administrative unit searches can be narrowed by area and type, and broadened using wild cards and "sound-alike" matching:

  • 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 "POLLOKSHIELDS EAST":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Glasgow Lanarkshire
    East Coast route. Site. —At no very remote time in the geological history of the country, but long before the historic period, the lower part of the valley of the Clyde formed the bottom of an estuary. This estuary opened to the sea by a narrow strait near Erskine, and embraced Loch Lomond and the valleys about on the one hand, while on the other it extended as far as Johnstone and Paisley. Narrowing at Ibrox and Pollokshields Groome
    Govan Lanarkshire East Pollokshields and West Pollok shields, and the districts of Strathbungo, Ibrox, and Plantation. History, etc. —The etymology of the name Groome
    Lanarkshire Lanarkshire East Kilbride; and the police burghs are Biggar, Crosshill, Govan, Govanhill, Hillhead, Kinning Park, Maryhill, Motherwell, Partick, East Pollokshields, West Groome
    Pollokshields East Renfrewshire Pollokshields East , police burgh, Govan par., Renfrewshire, in SW. suburbs of Glasgow, pop. 4360; Pollokshields East was made a police Bartholomew
    Renfrewshire Renfrewshire Pollokshields, East Pollokshields, Pollokshaws, Gourock, and Johnstone. Places of over 2000 inhabitants are, Barrhead, Busby, Kilbarchan, and Thornliebank; villages and places Groome
    Renfrewshire Renfrewshire Pollokshields, and Pollokshields East, and the police burghs of Gourock, Johnstone, and Pollokshaws. For parliamentary purposes the co. is divided Bartholomew
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

  • Place-names also appear in our collection of British travel writing. If the place-name you are interested in appears in our simplified list of "places", the search you have just done should lead you to mentions by travellers. However, many other places are mentioned, including places outside Britain and weird mis-spellings. You can search for them in the Travel Writing section of this site.

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