Searching for "WHITTLESEY"

We could not match "WHITTLESEY" 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 13 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 "WHITTLESEY":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Angle Bridge Cambridgeshire Angle Bridge , place with school, Whittlesey par., Cambridgeshire. Bartholomew
    CAMBRIDGESHIRE Cambridgeshire Whittlesey and Thorney, and the boroughs of Cambridge and Wisbeach. The northern section of it forms the Isle of Ely: and contains Imperial
    Coates Cambridgeshire Coates .-- eccl. dist. and hamlet, Whittlesey par., NW Cambridgeshire, pop. 1266. The hamlet is 3 miles NE. of Whittlesey; P.O. Bartholomew
    COATES Cambridgeshire Whittlesey-St. Mary parish, Cambridge; adjacent to the Peterborough and Ely railway, 1½ mile NE of Eastrea r. station Imperial
    Eastrea Cambridgeshire Eastrea , vil., 2 m. E. of Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Bartholomew
    ELY Cambridgeshire Whittlesey-St. Andrew, Whittlesey-St. Mary, Witcham, and Witchford; and the p. curacies of Mamea, March, Benwick, Ely-Trinity, Ely-St. Mary Imperial
    Glassmoor Cambridgeshire Glassmoor , tract, Whittlesey par., Cambridgeshire, on NW. border of co. Bartholomew
    Kings Dyke (or Kings Delf) Cambridgeshire
    Dyke (or Kings Delf ), causeway and ancient earthwork, on NW.border of Cambridgeshire, extending W. from Whittlesey to border of Huntingdonshire. Bartholomew
    PONDERS-BRIDGE Cambridgeshire Whittlesey parish, Cambridge; in the fens, near Ely and Peterborough railway, 3 miles W of Whittlesey. A small church was recently Imperial
    Ponds Bridge Cambridgeshire Ponds Bridge , eccl. dist., Whittlesey par., Cambridgeshire, and Ramsey and Standground pars., Huntingdonshire, pop. 658. Bartholomew
    WHITTLESEY Cambridgeshire WHITTLESEY , a town, two parishes, and a district, in Cambridge. The town stands on the Old Nen river, adjacent to the Peterborough Imperial
    WHITTLESEY MERE   WHITTLESEY MERE , a quondam lake in the N of Hunts; 5 miles SSE of Peterborough. It covered more than 3,000 acres Imperial
    Whittlesey (or Whittlesea) Cambridgeshire Whittlesey, known at Domesday as Witesie, has two ancient churches, two endowed schools, a town hall, public library, &C. Whittlesey Bartholomew
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