Searching for "WESTGATE ON SEA"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    WESTGATE ON SEA LG_Ward Parish-level Unit MARGATE MB (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    BATH Somerset sea; the Kennet and Avon canal goes from it into the navigation of the Thames; and the Great Western rail way, in its main line, its branches, and its connexions, gives it communication with all parts of the kingdom. History. —The city owes its origin and its name to famous thermal springs. An old tradition says that the springs were discovered, and the city founded, by Bladud, son of Lud, king of Britain, about the year 863 b. c.; and a statue of Bladud, with an inscription embodying the tradition, was erected in the Pump-room so late Imperial
    Burn Norfolk Burn , stream, W. Norfolk, flowing N. to the sea 3 miles NE. of Burnham-Westgate; 6 miles long. Bartholomew
    BURNHAM-OVERY Norfolk Westgate r. station, and 5 W of Wells. Post Town, Burnham, under Lynn. Acres, 2,548; of which 250 are water. Real property, £4,479. Pop., 650. Houses, 157. The property is divided among a few. The rivulet Burn goes here into the sea, and forms Imperial
    BURN (The) Norfolk BURN (The) , a stream of Norfolk; running 6 miles northward to the sea, 3 miles NNE of Burnham-Westgate. Imperial
    DOCKING Norfolk Sea, Hunstanton, Great Ringstead, Heacham, and Sedgeford; and the sub-district of Burnham, containing the parishes of Burnham-Westgate, Burnham Imperial
    EXETER Cornwall
    sea, in nearly. 250 vessels; but were again driven off by Alfred. The Cornish Britons afterwards took it; and Athelstan drove them away, made it a mint town, and either surrounded it with a new wall, or repaired one originally constructed by the Romans. Sweyn of Denmark, in 1003, besieged it, got possession of it by treachery, put its inhabitants to the sword, and destroyed a castle in it, which some writers affirm to have been built by Julius Cæsar. Harold's mother, Githa, in 1068, roused it to resist the Normans; but William the Conqueror took Imperial
    Holme next the Sea Norfolk next the Sea , coast par. and vil., W. Norfolk, 7½ miles NW. of Burnham Westgate, 2512 ac., pop. 304. Bartholomew
    HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA Norfolk SEA , a village and a parish in Docking district, Norfolk. The village stands on the coast, 2½ miles NE of Hunstanton r. station, and 8¼ W by N of Burnham-Westgate Imperial
    LEWES Sussex sea to the Surrey hills. The Cluniac priory, founded in 1078, was the first of its kind in England; continued, for 150 years, to be the only one in England; and was afterwards the head of its order in England. It displaced a small wooden chapel, of Saxon date, dedicated to St. Pancras; and it was itself dedicated to the same saint. It was so large and stately as to cover 32 acres; and it had a church 150 feet long, with walls 10 feet thick. It was occupied by Henry I I I. and his followers, on the night Imperial
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    sea; the Fossdyke navigation connects it with the Trent, and with a ramified system of canals; and railways go from it toward Boston, Newark, Retford, Gainsborough, and New Holland, and give it communication with all parts of the kingdom. History. —Lincoln was the Lindcoit of the ancient Britons, the Lindum Colonia of the Romans, and the Lindeyllanceaster, the Lindcylne, the Lincolla, and the Lincolne of the Saxons. It took the first part of the ancient name, in every case, from the river Witham, which anciently was called Lindis; and it takes its pre sent name from a combination Imperial
    LOUTH Lincolnshire sea; extends several miles to the N and to the S; and is incumbent on a stratum of gravel, whence supplies of water are obtained by artesian wells. Hills of hard chalk, capped by an argillaceous soil, afford shelter on the W and the S; and a wooded plain lies on the E. The town is upwards of a mile in length, neat and well built; and has a number of streets, rather irregularly disposed, but well paved and airy. The town hall and police station, in Eastgate, is a pleasing large edifice, of brick and stucco, erected Imperial
    NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE Northumberland sea, 65¼ by railway E of Carlisle, and 273 by road, but 305 by railway, N N W of London. It is separated only by the Tyne from Gateshead, and has, for all business purposes, the same connexion with that town which London city has with Southwark; and it is surrounded by a country which, within aradius of only a few miles, contains a population aboutequal to that of both itself and Gateshead. History. —An ancient British settlement is presumed, from the discovery of various urns and other sepulchralrelics in the neighbourhood, to have been on or near Imperial
    Westgate Kent Westgate , eccl. dist., Margate par., Kent, pop. 1670. See WESTGATE ON SEA. Bartholomew
    Westgate on Sea Kent Westgate on Sea , watering-place with ry. sta., Margate par., Kent, 2 miles SW. of Margate by rail, pop. 1670; P.O., T.O., Bank Bartholomew
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