Searching for "WEST TANFIELD"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Binscoe Yorkshire Binscoe , vil., West Tanfield par., North-Riding Yorkshire, 3¼. miles SE. of Masham. Bartholomew
    BINSCOE Yorkshire BINSCOE , a village in West Tanfield parish, N. R. Yorkshire; 3¼ miles SE of Masham. Imperial
    BURFORD Oxfordshire West Saxons, who was tributary to him, when Cuthred got the victory, and threw off the Mercian yoke. A stone coffin, of great size and weight, was found, a number of years ago, a little below the surface on the scene of action; and is supposed to have been deposited there after the battle. An action was fought in the vicinity also, in 1649, between Fairfax and the royalists; when the latter were defeated, and some of them imprisoned in the church. The town contains many old houses; and is ill built, decayed, and dull. It has a post office Imperial
    DURHAM County Durham west side, a much larger turret, square below, octagonal and arcaded above. The south transept has a perpendicular window, with an arcade of round arches above it; and on the two sides are incomplete arcaded turrets. The choir shows characters from the earliest architectural period of the cathedral to the latest; the sides of it have each four pillars, -two clustered and two circular, with spiral channels; the aisles have decorated four-light windows; the south side of the triforium has very small, two-light windows under semi-circular truncated arches; the south side of the clerestory consists of single Imperial
    Edinburgh Midlothian West Nicolson Street, a plain short thoroughfare, striking westward from Nicolson Street, about 130 yards S of Nicolson Square, was the residence of the painter Runciman, probably at the time he received visits from the poet Fergusson; and the residence also, in his early days, of the distinguished painter, David Wilkie, afterwards Sir David. Numerous streets lie eastward of Nicolson Street, to distances of from 300 to 500 yards, and include many intersections and one or two s all squares; but all are plain, some are dingy, and none possess any particular interest. Clerk Street is mainly of similar character Groome
    Nosterfield Yorkshire Nosterfield , vil., West Tanfield par., North-Riding Yorkshire, 3 miles SE. of Masham. Bartholomew
    NOSTERFIELD Yorkshire NOSTERFIELD , a village in West Tanfield parish, N. R. Yorkshire; 3¼ miles S E of Masham. Pop., 125. Imperial
    RIPON Yorkshire West Tanfield, two townships of Kirklington parish, and two of Ripon, all, except Nunwick-with-Howgrave, electorally in N. R. Yorkshire Imperial
    Tanfield, West Yorkshire Tanfield, West , par. and vil. (ry. sta. Tanfield), North-Riding Yorkshire, on river Ure, 6½ miles NW. of Ripon Bartholomew
    TANFIELD (West) Yorkshire TANFIELD (West) , a parish, with three villages, in the district of Ripon and N. R. Yorkshire; on the river Ure, 4½ miles Imperial
    Thornbrough Yorkshire Thornbrough , vil., West Tanfield par., North-Riding Yorkshire, 4 miles SE. of Masham. Bartholomew
    THORNBROUGH Yorkshire THORNBROUGH , a village in West Tanfield parish, N. R. Yorkshire; 4¼ miles ESE of Masham. Pop., 169. Imperial
    West Tanfield Yorkshire West Tanfield , North-Riding Yorkshire, 6½ miles NW. of Ripon; P.O. See TANFIELD, WEST. Bartholomew
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