Searching for "UPPER ARLEY"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    ARLEY Shropshire
    ARLEY , a railway station adjacent to the meeting point of Stafford, Worcester, and Salop; on the Severn Valley railway, at Upper Imperial
    Arley, Upper Staffordshire Arley, Upper , par. with ry. sta., W. Staffordshire, 4½ miles NW. of Bewdley, 3912 ac., pop. 731; P.O. It contains Bartholomew
    ARLEY (Upper) Staffordshire ARLEY (Upper) , a parish in the district of Kidderminster, and county of Stafford; in the southwestern projection of the county Imperial
    CHESTER Cheshire upper part of its great tower, by the fall of the latter in 1574; and was extensively restored in 1862. St. Bridget's church was built in 1828. St. Martin's has ceased to be used. St. Peter's is of the time of Henry VII., and was thoroughly repaired in 1854. St. Mary's is early English, and was renovated in 1861. Trinity church was rebuilt in 1869, and is in the decorated English style. St. Michael's was mainly rebuilt in 1855. St. Oswald's is the south transept of the cathedral. St. Paul's was built Imperial
    KIDDERMINSTER Worcestershire Upper Arley, -the second of these parishes electorally in Salop, the third electorally in Stafford. Acres, 37, 321. Poor rates Imperial
    LICHFIELD Derbyshire
    Upper Arley, Kinver, Patshull, Swindon, and Tettenhall. The deanery of Tutbury contains the rectories of R.olleston and Tatenhill, the vicarages Imperial
    STAFFORDSHIRE, or Stafford Staffordshire upper carboniferous rocks, mainly of the coal measures, form large tracts in the S and in the N; permian rocks form a tract around most of the S coal measures, and another tract to the S of the N coal measures; and triassic rocks form nearly all the rest of the county, chiefly across its central parts, and amounting to about one-half of the entire area. Ochre, fullers' earth, black chalk, fire-clay, brick clay, porcelain clay, Rowley ragstone, fine-grained sandstone, alabaster, marbles, limestone, lead ore, copper ore, ironstone, and coal are worked. North Staffordshire, in 1859, produced Imperial
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