Searching for "HEADSTONE"

We could not match "HEADSTONE" 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 10 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • You have just searched a list of the main towns, villages and localities of Britain which we have kept as simple as possible. It is based on a much more detailed list of legally defined administrative units: counties, districts, parishes, wapentakes and so on. This is the real heart of our system, and you may be better off directly searching it. These administrative units are not currently included within "places" and exactly match your search term:
    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    HEADSTONE LG_Ward Parish-level Unit HARROW MB/UD (Local Government District)
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find units with names similar to your search term:

  • 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 "HEADSTONE":
    Place name County Entry Source
    BEDDAU-GWYR-ARDUDWY Merionethshire stone at the head and another at the feet; but they have ceased to he distinguishable, and only two headstones are standing. Imperial
    CLANE Kildare headstone of a modern grave, is the lower half of the effigy of a crusader, probably part of the monument Lewis:Ireland
    Corstorphine Midlothian headstones, among them one, a natural smoothed boulder, to ` John Foord, sheepherd ' (1795), another to ` Francis Joseph Trelss, native of Hungary Groome
    Ecclefechan Dumfries Shire headstones to Archibald Arnott, Esq. (17721855), Napoleon's medical attendant at St Helena; to Robert Peal (1692-1749), said to be the great Groome
    HARROW-ON-THE-HILL Middlesex Headstone, nearer Pinner; and Cardinal Wolsey, who was rector of the parish, frequently lived there, and is said to have Imperial
    Headstone and Headstone Drive Hertfordshire Headstone and Headstone Drive , places, Pinner par., Herts, near Harrow sta.; the former was at one time a residence of the Archbishops Bartholomew
    Magus Muir Fife headstone to Guillan's memory bore inscription: A faithfull martyr here doth lye, A witnesse against perjurie, who cruelly was put to death Groome
    Newlands Peebles Shire headstone to R. Howeiston (1767-1870). Near Borelands, close to the Linton border, is a U.P. church; and two public Groome
    Tweedsmuir Peebles Shire headstone in the graveyard bears the inscription- 'Here lyes John Hunter, martyr, who was cruely murdered at Corehead by Col. James Groome
    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.

  • If you know where you are interested in, but don't know the place-name, go to our historical mapping, and zoom in on the area you are interested in. Click on the "Information" icon, and your mouse pointer should change into a question mark: click again on the location you are interested in. This will take you to a page for that location, with links to both administrative units, modern and historical, which cover it, and to places which were nearby. For example, if you know where an ancestor lived, Vision of Britain can tell you the parish and Registration District it was in, helping you locate your ancestor's birth, marriage or death.