Searching for "BETHNAL GREEN"

We could not match "BETHNAL GREEN" 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 13 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Bethnal Green Middlesex Bethnal Green , parl. bor. and par. with ry. sta., Middlesex, in E. of London, 755 ac., pop. 126,961;. the parl Bartholomew
    BETHNAL GREEN London Green-street and in Bethnal-Green-road. Acres, 760. Real property, £166,220. Pop. in 1841, 74,088; in 1861, 105,101. Houses Imperial
    GLOBE-TOWN London Bethnal-Green parish, London; near Victoria Park and the Great Eastern railway, 2½ miles NE by E of St. Pauls Imperial
    Hackney Middlesex members in 1885, when its parl. limits were reduced by the formation of the new parl. bors. of Bethnal Green and Shoreditch. Bartholomew
    HACKNEY Middlesex green, Kingsland crescent, Mare street, Lower Clapton, Upper Clapton, receiving offices in Pownall road, and Clapton road, and pillarboxes in South Hackney, Dalston, Amherst road, King Edward's road, Richmond road, Victoria park road, White Post Lane, Wilmot road, and Clapton road. Acres, 3, 290. Real property, in 1860, £336, 002. Pop. in 1851, 53, 589; in 1861, 76, 687. Houses, 12, 352. About half of the area is occupied by streets, mostly straight and well built; and the rest of the area, for the most part, is variously disposed in villa plots, market gardens, and a portion Imperial
    London Essex
    Bethnal Green, 2; Camberwell, 3; Chelsea, 1; Deptford, 1; Finsbury, 3; Fulham, 1; Greenwich, 1; Hackney, 3; Hammersmith, 1; Hampstead Bartholomew
    LONDON London
    Bethnal-green, Clapton-square, De Beauvoir-square, Hoxton-square, and Stoke-Newington-green; in Islington, Highburycrescent, Islington-green, and Barnsbury Imperial
    Middlesex Middlesex Bethnal Green (2 members), Chelsea (1), Finsbury (3), Fulham (1), Hackney (3), Hammersmith (1), Hampstead (1), Islington (4), Kensington (2), Marylebone Bartholomew
    MIDDLESEX Middlesex Bethnal-Green, and Mile-End. Electors in 1833,6,939; in 1865,14,847, -of whom 10,542 were freeholders Imperial
    MILE-END-NEW-TOWN Middlesex Bethnal-Green parishes, 1¾ mile ENE of St. Pauls; was once a part of the ancient parish of Stepney Imperial
    South Hackney Middlesex South Hackney , dist., partly in Bethnal Green and Shoreditch pars, but chiefly in Hackney par., Middlesex, pop. 40,902. Bartholomew
    STEPNEY Middlesex Bethnal-Green, Bow, Poplar, and Blackwall; was known at Domesday as Stebenhede, and afterwards as Stebunhithe, Stebenhythe, and Stebonheath; belonged Imperial
    TOWN Middlesex division of Bethnal-Green parish, Middlesex. Acres, 96. Pop. in 1851, 20,941; in 1861, 21,486; Houses, 2,671. Imperial
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