Searching for "NEW ELTHAM"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    NEW ELTHAM LG_Ward Parish-level Unit WOOLWICH MetB (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    CANTERBURY , a city in Kent, and a diocese in Kent and Surrey. The city partly forms a district of itself Imperial
    CORNWALL Cornwall New Connexion Methodists, with 1, 550 s.; 38 of Primitive Methodists, with 7, 416 s.; 93 of the Wesleyan Association, with 16, 296 s.; 6 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 880 s.; 182 of Bible Christians, with 25, 763 s.; 3 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, with 964 s.; 6 of Brethren, with 668 s.; 10 of isolated congregations, with 875 s.; 1 of the Catholic and Apostolic Church, with 260 s.; 7 of Roman Catholics, with 1, 131 s.; and 2 of Jews, with 96 s. The schools were 258 public day schools, with 18, 982 scholars; 816 private Imperial
    ELTHAM Kent Eltham. Edward III. held parliaments here; and, in 1365, gave sumptuous entertainment here to his former prisoner, King John of France. The regent Lionel, son of Edward III., kept Christmas here in 1347. Richard II. entertained here Leo, king of Armenia, in 1386. Henry IV. was here in 1409; Henry VI., in 1429; Edward IV., in 1483. The Princess Bridget, danghter of Edward IV., was born here. Henry VIII. was here in 1515 and 1526; but began, after the latter year, to cherish a preference for his new Imperial
    GREENWICH Kent new town also, with pleasing features, and of agreeable character, has arise in the east. Numerous elegant villas likewise are on the outskirts, in the vicinity of Blackheath. Public Buildings. —The market house was rebuilt in 1831. The court house, in Burney street, is a place of county courts for Greenwich, Deptford, Lewisham, Kidbrook, Eltham Imperial
    KENT Kent KENT , a maritime county; bounded on the N, by the Thames and the German ocean; on the E, by the Imperial
    Lesmahagow Lanarkshire Lesmahagow (anc. Lesmachute or Lesmahagu, `the green ( lis ) or court ( lys ) of St Machutus or Maclou'), a parish in the Groome
    LEWISHAM Kent Eltham, conterminate with Eltham parish; and the sub-district of Plumstead, containing the parishes of Plumstead and Charlton-next-Woolwich. Acres, 17,224. Poor rates in 1863, £21,263. Pop. in 1851, 34,835; in 1861,65,757. Houses, 9,707. Marriages in 1863,628; births, 2,582,-of which 57 were illegitimate; deaths, 1,107, of which 490 were at ages under 5 years, and 22 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60,5,609; births, 15,682; deaths, 8,424. The places of worship, in 1851, were 17 of the Church of England Imperial
    LONDON London
    Eltham, Greenwich, Lewisham, and Plum stead; and the p. curacies and chapelries in the same parishes as these livings. The deanery of St-GeorgeHanover-square contains all the livings in St. G. H. sq. parish. The deanery of Hampton contains the rectories of Hanworth, Littleton, and Shepperton; the vicarages of Feltham, Hampton, Sunbury, and Twickenham; the p. curacies of Hampton-Wick, New Imperial
    Woolwich Kent Eltham and the par. of Plumstead), 8296 ac., pop. 74,963; 3 Banks, 4 newspapers. The chief feature of Woolwich is the arsenal, one of the most extensive and complete establishments of the kind in the world. It is 4 miles in circumference, and is divided into the carriage, gun factory, laboratory, saddlery, and ordnance departments. The arsenal was transferred from Moorfields to Woolwich in 1716. The dockyard dates from the reign of Henry VIII., but it never attained to first rank among English naval yards. Almost the only buildings of interest are the military establishments, such as the military Bartholomew
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