Searching for "FENNY DRAYTON"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    ATHERSTONE Warwickshire Fenny-Drayton, the extra-parochial tract of the Mythe, and part of the parish of Shustoke; and four of these Imperial
    Drayton, Fenny Leicestershire Drayton, Fenny , par., S. Leicestershire, 3 miles SE. of Atherstone, 1280 ac., pop. 139. Bartholomew
    DRAYTON (Fenny) Leicestershire DRAYTON (Fenny) , a parish in the district of Atherstone, and county of Leicester; adjacent to Watling-street, the river Anker Imperial
    Fenny Drayton Leicestershire Fenny Drayton , par., S. Leicestershire, on border of co., 2½ miles W. of Atherstone sta., 1280 ac., pop. 139; P.O. Bartholomew
    GRAND JUNCTION CANAL Buckinghamshire
    Fenny Stratford, Leighton-Buzzard, Ivinghoe, Tring, Berkhampstead, Hemel-Hempstead, Rickmansworth, Uxbridge, and Drayton; and joins the Thames at Brentford. It sends Imperial
    LICHFIELD Derbyshire
    Drayton-Bassett, Elford, Harlaston, and Thorpe-Conswantine; the vicarage of Tamworth; and the p. curacies of Amington, Chilcote, Edingale, Fazeley, Hopwas, Wigginton, and Wilnecote. The deanery of Trentham contains the rectories of Swinnerton and Whitmore, the vicarage of Madeley, and the p. curacies of Aston, Barlaston, Blurton, Butterton, Fulford, Hanford, Hilderstone, Normacot, Red Bank, Stone-St Michael, Stone-Christchurch, and Trentham. The deanery of Trysull contains the rectories of Enville, Pattingham, and Malvern-Quatt; the vicarages of Penn, Trysull, Wombourne, and Worfield; and the p. curacies of Upper Arley, Kinver, Patshull, Swindon, and Tettenhall. The deanery of Tutbury contains Imperial
    NORFOLK Norfolk fenny, and other unenclosed tracts. Estates are of all sizes. Farms are large; and farm-buildings are good. Leases run from 7 to 14 and 21years. The farmers have a high character for skill, experience, and energy. Vast improvements have been made by careful drainage, good manuring, the turnip husbandry, and garden cultivation. The four-shift rotation of crops has long been extensively followed; and the raising of turnips, mangel-wurzel, beet, clover, and various grasses, has been increasingly connected with the feeding of sheep and cattle. Wheat annually occupiesan aggregate of about 202, 980 acres, and yields an average Imperial
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