Searching for "RAYNES PARK"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    RAYNES PARK LG_Ward Parish-level Unit MERTON AND MORDEN UD (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    Aberdeen Aberdeenshire park of 47 acres at Arthurseat, near Allenvale Cemetery, its first sod being cut on 27 Aug. 1881. Aberdeen's best recreation ground, however, will always remain the Links, a stretch of velvety sward and broken sandhills (the highest, Broad Hill, 94 feet), which, 410 acres in area, extends for 2 miles along the fine level sands. Here are the battery, lifeboat house, bathing station, and golf club house: and here, too, cricket and football are played, cattle shows and wapenshaws held, as well as the autumn horse races, revived in 1876. The Cross, at the upper end of Castle Groome
    Fyvie Aberdeenshire Rayne border; north-westward to 466 near Monkshill, 587 near Gourdas, and 585 at Deers Hill. The leading rocks are greywacke and slate in the SW, Old Red sandstone over a small portion of the NW, and elsewhere greenstone or basalt, often intersected by veins of quartz, calcareous spar, hematite, etc. The soil along the banks of the Ythan is a lightish loam of great fertility, especially in the part called the Howe of Fyvie; and in other parts is extremely various-gravelly, mossy, etc. Fully foursevenths of the entire area are in tillage, one-fifteenth is under wood Groome
    Raynes Park Surrey Raynes Park , ry. sta., Surrey, 1½ mile SW. of Wimbledon. Bartholomew
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