Searching for "PURFLEET"

We could not match "PURFLEET" 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 14 possible matches we have found for you:

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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 "PURFLEET":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Aveley Essex from Purfleet sta. and 7 miles SE. of Romford, 2951 ac. and 128 water and foreshore, pop. 972; P.O., T.O. Bartholomew
    AVELEY Essex Purfleet station of the Tilbury railway, near the Thames, 7 miles SE of Romford. It has a post office under Imperial
    CHAFFORD Essex below Purfleet; extends 12½ miles northward; and contains fourteen parishes. Acres, 35,712. Pop., 16,001. Houses, 2,769. Imperial
    ESSEX Essex Purfleet, is protected from further injury by strong embankments. The tracts inland, to the centre and further west, are champaign Imperial
    LONDON, TILBURY, AND SOUTHEND RAILWAY Essex Purfleet; passes through Grays; and proceeds to West Tilbury and Tilbury Fort, and thence to Southend. The company was originally Imperial
    LYNN, KINGS-LYNN, or LYNN-REGIS Norfolk Purfleet-quay, was erected in 1683; is in a mixed Greek style, with curious pyramidal roof, surmounted by a small Imperial
    Purfleet Essex Purfleet , vil. with ry. sta. and small harbour, West Thurrock par., Essex, 7 miles NW. of Tilbury sta. and 13 miles Bartholomew
    PURFLEET Kent PURFLEET , a hamlet in West Thurrock parish, Kent; on the river Thames, at the mouth of Marditch rivulet, and on the London Imperial
    Rands, The Kent Rands, The , reach of river Thames, between Erith and Purfleet; is U mile long. Bartholomew
    RANDS (The)   Purfleet. It extends east-south-eastward; is1½ mile long; and has, in its middle, Randhill shoal, ¾of a mile Imperial
    THAMES (The) Berkshire
    Purfleet, the Medway at Sheerness, the Swale at Whitstable, and the Crouch at Foulness Point. The river has a total Imperial
    Thurrock, West Essex Thames, 1½ mile W. of Grays sta., 3000 ac. and 705 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 1926; P.O.; contains Purfleet. Bartholomew
    THURROCK (West) Essex Purfleet; and it has a post-office under Romford. Acres, 3,607; of which 700 are water. Real property, £6,131. Pop. in 1851, 835; in 1861, 1,039. Houses Imperial
    WENNINGTON Essex Purfleet r. stations, and 7 miles SSE of Romford. It has a post-office under Romford. Acres, 1,570; of which Imperial
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  • 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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