Searching for "ACTON VALE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    ACTON Cheshire ACTON , a township in Weaverham parish, Cheshire; 4½ miles WNW of Northwich. It lies on the North-western railway and on the Weaver river, and has a station on the railway. Acres, 1,139. Pop., 484. Houses, 100. A bridge on the Weaver here was built of stones from Vale Imperial
    DENBIGHSHIRE, or Denbigh Denbighshire vale of the Conway to Llanrwst; and the Chester and Shrewsbury railway goes for 14½ miles across the south-eastern wing of the county, past Wrexham to Chirk. A branch canal of 16 miles, from Llandisilio, goes along the Dee to Trevar, then over that river and the Ceiriog to the Ellesmere canal at Hordley. The highways extend aggregately to about 1, 100 miles; and the toll revenue from them, in 1859, was £4, 133. The county contains 49 parishes, parts of 15 other parishes, and an extra-parochial place; and is divided into the boroughs of Denbigh Imperial
    LICHFIELD Derbyshire
    vale, surrounded by fertile hills of moderate height and easy ascent; and the S part is divided from the Cathedral-close by a brook, spreading into a large pool or marsh, and crossed by bridges. The city never was surrounded by walls; and it therefore wants the compactness and density of most other old cities. Its outline is irregular; and some of the streets stretch away to a considerable distance from the main body. A ditch was at one time formed round the early precincts; but this has left no other trace than the name Castle-ditch Imperial
    LONDON London
    vales of certain groups of the Welsh mountains, and to construct an aqueduct thence to London 183 miles long; and, though contemplating vast cost, was computed to afford very fair prospect of yielding good pecuniary compensation. Messrs. Hemans and Hassard's project was to bring supplies from the lakes of Westmoreland and Cumberland; to construct an aqueduct 240 miles long, with a tunnel of 7 ½ miles in length under Kirkstone-pass; to send off 50,000,000 gallons daily to towns on the way to London; and to bring to London itself 200,000,000. The cost of this Imperial
    NANTWICH Cheshire vale, in the year 1624; and they gradually declined thence till at last they became extinct. The salt-spring which is supposed to have been the first discovered still exists; bears the name of the Old Bait spring; and, though only 6 feet distant from the river, retains its original strength of brine. A battle is said to have been fought in the vicinity, between the English and the Welsh, in the time of William the Conqueror. Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, held the manor; and he built a castle here for defence against the Welsh. The Welsh nevertheless, devastated Imperial
    SHROPSHIRE, or Salop Shropshire vales and a few isolated hills; while the other half, especially toward the W, assumes a resemblance to the mountainous character of Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire. The chief heights are the Wrekin, near Wellington, 1,320 feet high; the Clee hills, in the SE, 1,805 feet high; and the Long Mynd, in the SW, 1,674 feet high. The chief rivers are the Severn, bisecting the county nearly through the middle; the Vyrnwy, running on part of the western boundary, to the Severn; the Tern and the Worf, running to the Severn respectively near Atcham and near Bridgnorth; the Teme Imperial
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