Searching for "PENWITH"

We could not match "PENWITH" 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 18 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Place name County Entry Source
    CORNWALL Cornwall Penwith, Powder, Pyder, Stratton, and Trigg. The registration county makes some interchange of territory with Devon, receiving more than it gives Imperial
    EXETER Cornwall
    Penwith. The deanery of East contains the rectories of Botus-Fleming, Calstock, St. Dominic, St. Ive, St. John, Landulph, Lawhitton Imperial
    JUST (ST.) Cornwall Penwith. Real property, £26, 515; of which £14, 394 are in mines, and £92 in iron works Imperial
    Keigwin Cornwall Keigwin , vil., St Just in Penwith par., Cornwall, 5½ miles W. of Penzance. Bartholomew
    Kenidiack Cornwall Penwith par., Cornwall, 4½ miles N. of Lands End; on the coast is Kenidjack Castle , a small headland, crowned Bartholomew
    KERRIER Cornwall Penwith and Powder; containing twenty-eight parishes; and cut into two divisions, E and W. Acres, of the E div., 38, 397; of the W div., 65, 041. Pop. of the E div., in 1851, 25, 990; of the W div., in 1851, 21, 065; of both Imperial
    LANDS-END Cornwall Penwith of the ancient Britons, and the Bolerium of the Romans. It consists almost wholly of granite; has an elevation Imperial
    LEVAN, or ST. LEVAN Cornwall Penwith, or ' ' the holed headland of Penwith, ''is a promontory at the SW extremity of Mount's bay; and takes Imperial
    MOUNTS-BAY Cornwall Penwith on the W. It measures 19¼ miles across the entrance; penetrates 8½ miles north-north-eastward, on the W side Imperial
    Pendeen Cornwall Penwith par., Cornwall - dist., pop. 2311; vil., on the coast, 7 miles NW. of Penzance; P.O.; near the vil. is Pendeen Bartholomew
    PENDEEN Cornwall Penwith parish, Cornwall. The village stands on the coast, at Por therras Cove, 7 miles W N W of Penzance Imperial
    Penwith Cornwall Penwith , hundred, in extreme W. of Cornwall, 99,434 ac., pop. 72,146; contains 27 pars., and consists of 2 divisions Bartholomew
    PENWITH Cornwall Penwith proper is the Lands End; called by the ancient British Penwith, signifying"the left-hand headland; " and was known Imperial
    PENZANCE Cornwall Penwith, containing the parishes of St. Just-in-Penwith, Sancreed, and Mor-vah; and the sub-district of St. Buryan Imperial
    Pornanyon Cove Cornwall Pornanyon Cove , St Just in Penwith par., Cornwall, in S. vicinity of Cape Cornwall. Bartholomew
    RUNDLESTONE Cornwall Penwith Point. It rises from deep sea; is indicated by two beacons on the neighbouring headland; was surmounted in 1855 by an iron Imperial
    St Just (in Penwith) Cornwall Penwith) , small town and par., Cornwall, 7 m. W. of Penzance, 7633 ac., pop. 6409; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; has extensive Bartholomew
    Tol-Pedn-Penwith Cornwall Tol-Pedn-Penwith , bold headland, Cornwall, 3 miles SE. of Lands End. Bartholomew
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