Searching for "WOBURN SANDS"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    ASPLEY-GUISE Bedfordshire Patron, the Duke of Bedford. The church is elegant; and a new church and three dissenting chapels are at Woburn-Sands. Imperial
    BEDFORDSHIRE, or Beds Bedfordshire sand prevails from Woburn to the vicinity of Biggleswade; a rich gravelly loam lies along much of the Ouse and the Ivel Imperial
    EVERSHOLT Bedfordshire Woburn Sands r. station. It has a post office under Woburn. Acres, 2, 119. Real property, £4, 285. Pop., 885. Houses Imperial
    LONDON London
    sand, reservoirs of pure water, trickling or flowing into it from the circumjacent higher strata, and yielding, through artesian wells, a daily supply of about twelve million gallons of water. The surface, before being worked or. altered by man, must have been nearly all marsh or jungle-forest. The appearance of it, in the early periods of the City, could not have been pleasant; and the character of it was such as evidently required much and prolonged labour to bring it into fair condition. The appearance of it now, either in the edificed areas or in the open environs, presents Imperial
    MILTON-BRYANT Bedfordshire Woburn-Sands r. station; and has a post office under Woburn. The parish comprises 1,480 acres. Real property, £2,118. Pop., 345. Houses Imperial
    MILTON-KEYNES Buckinghamshire Woburn-Sands r. station, and 3½ S by E of Newport-Pagnell; and has a postal letter-box under Imperial
    MOULSOE Buckinghamshire Woburn-Sands r. station; and has a post office under Newport-Pagnell. The parish comprises 1,190 acres. Real property Imperial
    POTSGROVE Bedfordshire Woburn-Sands r.station. Post-town, Woburn. Acres, 1, 385. Real property, £1, 993. Pop., 298. Houses, 66. The property Imperial
    SALFORD Bedfordshire Woburn-Sands r. station, and 4 N by W of Woburn. Post-town, Woburn. Acres, 900. Real property, £1, 620. Pop., 264. Houses Imperial
    WAVENDON Buckinghamshire Woburn-Sands r. station, and 4 NE of Fenny-Stratford; and has a post-office under Woburn, and a police Imperial
    Woburn Bedfordshire Woburn Sands sta. and 6 miles NE. of Leighton Buzzard, 3200 ac., pop. 1316; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday Bartholomew
    Woburn Sands Bedfordshire Woburn Sands , eccl. dist. and ry. sta., Apsley Guise par., Bedfordshire, and Wavendon par., Bucks, 3 miles NE. of Fenny Bartholomew
    WOBURN-SANDS Bedfordshire
    WOBURN-SANDS , a hamlet in Wavendon parish, Bucks, and a chapelry partly also in Aspley-Guise parish, Beds. The hamlet Imperial
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