Searching for "CHARNWOOD"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    CHARNWOOD LG_Ward Parish-level Unit LEICESTER MB/CB (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    Bardon Hill Leicestershire Bardon Hill , peak, Charnwood Forest Hills, S. Leicestershire, alt. 853 ft. Bartholomew
    Black Brook Leicestershire affluent of river Soar, N. Leicestershire; rises in Charnwood Forest and flows NE. to the Soar opposite Barrow, 9 miles long. Bartholomew
    Charley Leicestershire Charley , par., N. Leicestershire, near Charnwood Forest, 5½ miles SW. of Loughborough, 500 ac., pop. 43. Bartholomew
    CHARLEY, or Charnwood Leicestershire Charnwood, an extra-parochial tract in Loughborough district, Leicester; on the Wolds, near Charnwood forest, 5¼ miles SW of Loughborough Imperial
    Charnwood Forest Leicestershire Charnwood Forest , barren hill tract, N. Leicestershire, 5 miles SW. of Loughborough; it is the loftiest ground in co., reaching Bartholomew
    CHARNWOOD-FOREST Leicestershire CHARNWOOD-FOREST , a bare hilly tract, about 20 miles in circuit, in the NE of Leicester; near Charley, 5 miles Imperial
    COLE-ORTON Leicestershire Charnwood forest, 3 miles E by N of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Post town, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Acres, 1, 999. Real Imperial
    Copt Oak Leicestershire other pars., N. Leicestershire, pop. 460. The hamlet is on the Wolds, near Charnwood-Forest, 5 miles SW. of Loughborough. Bartholomew
    COPT-OAKS Leicestershire Charnwood forest, adjacent to the Midland railway, 5 miles SW of Loughborough. Post town, Loughborough. Pop., 393. Houses, 81. The chapelry Imperial
    GRACEDIEU Leicestershire Charnwood Forest canal, 5 miles ENE of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Real property, £1, 906. Pop., 32. An August Imperial
    Leicestershire Leicestershire Charnwood range. Charnwood Forest, in the NW., is now nearly destitute of trees. The principal rivers are tributaries of the Trent Bartholomew
    LEICESTERSHIRE, or LEICESTER Leicestershire Charnwood forest, is the highest elevation, and has an altitude of 853 feet above sea-level. Beacon and other hills Imperial
    LOUGHBOROUGH Leicestershire Charnwood forest, lying to the SW; and it has long been a seat of considerable manufacture; but it latterly has somewhat Imperial
    NEWTOWN-LINFORD Leicestershire Charnwood forest, 3 miles N by E of Kirby-Muxloe r. station, and 5½ N W of Leicester; and has a postal Imperial
    OAKS Leicestershire Charnwood-forest, 2 miles N E of Bardon-Hill r. station, and 6 S W of Loughborough. It was constituted Imperial
    Oaks, The, in Charnwood Leicestershire Oaks, The, in Charnwood , eccl. dist., Barrow upon Soar, Newtown-Linford, Sheepshed, and Whitwick pars., Leicestershire, pop. 627. Bartholomew
    SALT WAY Hampshire
    Warwickshire
    Worcestershire
    have gone thence by Birmingham, Stretton, Charnwood Forest, Sedgehill, Warmby, Saltby, Saltersford, Paunston, Stainsfield, and other places, to the coast. Imperial
    SHEEPSHED Leicestershire Charnwood forest, 4½ miles W of Loughborough r. station; and has a post-office‡ under Loughborough, and an old cross Imperial
    WHITWICK Derbyshire Charnwood forest.—The parish contains also Swannington and Thringstone townships; includes parts of Coalville and Oaks chapelries; and comprises Imperial
    WOODHOUSE-EAVES Leicestershire Charnwood forest; it was constituted in 1844; and it has a post-office under Loughborough. Pop. in 1861, 1,163. Houses Imperial
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