Searching for "WILFORD"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BASFORD Nottinghamshire Wilford, containing the parishes of Wilford, Ruddington, Bradmore, Bunny, Gotham, Thrumpton, Barton-in Fabis, and Clifton-with-Glapton; the subdistrict Imperial
    Haddington East Lothian Wilford was captured. At last, however, plague appeared among the garrison, and the English determined to evacuate the place. To prevent Groome
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    Wilford; the vicarages of Bradmore, Bunny, and Ruddington; and the p. curacies of Edwalton, Kingston-on-Soar, and Thrumpton. The deanery Imperial
    LOES Suffolk Wilford, Colneis and Carlford, Thredling, and Bosmere and Claydon; and containing Brandeston parish, and seventeen other parishes. Acres, 30,859. Pop. in 1851,14,028; in 1861,13,033. Houses Imperial
    MELTON Suffolk Wilford Lodge, of Mrs. Bates. The county lunatic asylum stands about a mile N of the village; was originally a house Imperial
    NORWICH Norfolk
    with 9; the d. of Stow, with 15; the d. of Wangford, with 21; and the d. of Wilford, with 16. Imperial
    NOTTINGHAM Nottinghamshire Wilford Hall, Bramcote Hall, Roclaveston Manor, Gedling House, and Nuthall Temple, are at distances of from 1½ to 4½ miles Imperial
    NOTTINGHAMSHIRE or Notts Nottinghamshire Wilford, Gateford, Rad ford, Rufford, Salterford, Langford, Spalford, Shelford, Stapleford, and Stanford. The Fosse way comes in from Leicestershire at atumulus Imperial
    Wilford Suffolk Wilford , hundred, Suffolk, in SE. of co., 31,357 ac., pop. 7745; contains 17 pars. Bartholomew
    Wilford Nottinghamshire Wilford .-- par. and vil., Notts - par., partly within the bor. of Nottingham, 1450 ac., pop. 1106; vil., on S. bank Bartholomew
    WILFORD Nottinghamshire WILFORD , a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Basford district, Notts. The village stands on the S bank Imperial
    WILFORD Suffolk WILFORD , a hundred in the SE of Suffolk; containing 17 parishes. Acres, 33,012. Pop. in 1851, 8,469; in 1861, 8,087. Houses Imperial
    WOODBRIDGE Suffolk Wilford, Woodbridge-Out, Colneis, and Carlford. Acres, 82,195. Poor rates in 1863, £11,014. Pop. in 1851, 23,776; in 1861, 22,754. Houses Imperial
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