Searching for "WILTSHIRE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Bannerdown Gloucestershire Bannerdown , a tract, at meeting point of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Somerset, 5 miles W. of Corsham. Bartholomew
    BERKS, or Berkshire Berkshire Wiltshires, and other breeds. The cattle are mostly of the long horn or common country breed. The draught horses are good Imperial
    DEVIZES Wiltshire Wiltshire militia, and the seat of January and July quarter sessions, and summer assizes; and publishes three weekly newspapers. Markets Imperial
    DINTON Wiltshire Wiltshire hounds. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Teffont-Magna, In the diocese of Salisbury Imperial
    DUNDRY Somerset Welsh, the Quantock, the Malvern, and the Wiltshire hills. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £26. Imperial
    Dunlop Ayrshire
    Wiltshire.' The Cunninghame cattle of the present day, from whose milk this famous cheese is mostly made, are descendants from Groome
    Fairwood Wiltshire Fairwood , hamlet, Westbury par., S. Wiltshire, 5½ miles NW. of Warminster. Bartholomew
    FROME Somerset Wiltshire and toward Dorset and Devon; and indirect railways, in connexion with the direct ones, give communication with all parts Imperial
    HERTFORDSHIRE, or Herts Hertfordshire Wiltshires, or a breed between the Cotswolds and the Leicesters; and they number about 277, 000, and yield about 6, 000 packs Imperial
    LONGTREE Gloucestershire Wiltshire; and containing Avening parish, and nine other parishes. Acres, 30,592. Pop. in 1851,17,420; in 1861,16,260. Houses Imperial
    LOWICK, or LUFFWICK Northamptonshire Wiltshire, and monuments to Sir Walter de Vere and Sir John Germain. There are an endowed school with £90 a year Imperial
    MAN, or ISLE of MAN the Isle of Man Wiltshire; was given, at that nobleman's attainder, to Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland; passed from him also by attainder Imperial
    MARLBOROUGH DOWNS Wiltshire about 1,000 feet in altitude; and they command a very extensive view, including Savernake forest and Salisbury plain. See WILTSHIRE. Imperial
    NORTH and SOUTH WILTSHIRE JUNCTION RAILWAY Wiltshire WILTSHIRE JUNCTION RAILWAY , a railway in Wilts; from a junction with the Wilts and Gloucestershire at Christian-Malford, 17½ miles Imperial
    SALISBURY Berkshire
    Wiltshire Nineveh, " from the times of theancient Britons, through those of the Romans, the Saxons, and the Danes, to those Imperial
    STOURTON Somerset
    Hoare family, and a monumental tower over the remains of Sir R.Hoare, the author of "Ancient Wiltshire." Charities, £68. Imperial
    WILTON Wiltshire Wiltshire; acquired a college in 773, converted into a nunnery or abbey about 800; witnessed the overthrow of Beornwulf of Mercia Imperial
    Wiltshire (or Wilts) Wiltshire Wiltshire (or Wilts ), co. in SW. of England, bounded NW. and N. by Gloucestershire, E. by Berks and Hants, S. by Hants Bartholomew
    WILTSHIRE RAILWAY Wiltshire WILTSHIRE RAILWAY , a railway in the E of Wilts; from the Southwestern at Idmiston, 17¾ miles northward to the Berks Imperial
    WILTS, or Wiltshire Wiltshire Wiltshire an inland county, bounded, on the NW and the N, by Gloucestershire; on the E, by Berks and Hants Imperial
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