Searching for "GREAT STANMORE"

We could not match "GREAT STANMORE" 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 6 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "GREAT STANMORE":
    Place name County Entry Source
    HENDON Middlesex Great-Stanmore and LittleStanmore; and the sub-district of Willesden, containing the parish of Willesden, and till 1862 the extra Imperial
    LONDON London
    Great Stanmore, and Willesden; the p. curacies of Mill-Hill, Childs-Hill, HarrowWeald, Roxeth, Wembly, Pinner, and Little Stanmore; and the two chapelries Imperial
    MIDDLESEX Middlesex great numbers of fossils. Mineral springs are at Acton, Hampstead, Clerkenwell, and other places. About 150,000 acres are either arable land, meadow, or pasture. The soil is variously clayey, sandy, and gravelly; and has, in most parts, been worked into a fertile loam, by manuring and culture. Most farms average about 100 acres, but many comprise from 200 to 600 acres; and they are usually held on lease of 14 or 21 years. meadow lands form a large aggregate, usually yield two crops of good hay, and are let at from £4 to £6 an acre Imperial
    Stanmore, Great Middlesex Stanmore, Great , par. and vil., in N. of Middlesex - par., 1484 ac., pop. 1312; vil., on hill slope, 2 miles Bartholomew
    STANMORE (Great) Middlesex STANMORE (Great) , a village and a parish in Hendon district, Middlesex. The village stands on a hillslope, near Watling-street Imperial
    Stanmore, Little Middlesex Stanmore, Little , par., in N. of Middlesex, adjacent to Great Stanmore, 1591 ac., pop. 862; contains part of Elstree vil. Bartholomew
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

  • Place-names also appear in our collection of British travel writing. If the place-name you are interested in appears in our simplified list of "places", the search you have just done should lead you to mentions by travellers. However, many other places are mentioned, including places outside Britain and weird mis-spellings. You can search for them in the Travel Writing section of this site.

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