Searching for "HERNE HILL"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    HERNE HILL LG_Ward Parish-level Unit LAMBETH MetB (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    Herne Bay, Trinity-in-Thanet Trinity-in-Margate, Birchington, Acol, Broadstairs, Christchurch-Ramsgate, Hoath, and Whitstable. The deanery of Dartford includes the rectories of Beckenham, Chelsfield, Chiselhurst, Crayford, Footscray, North Cray, St. Paul's-Cray, and Keston; the vicarages of Addington, Bexley, Croydon, Cudham, Dartford, Erith, Hayes, Horton-Kirby, Orpington, Sutton-at-Home, West-Wickham, and Wilmington; and the p. curacies of Bexley-Heath, Bromley, Trinity-Bromley, Sidcup, St. Mary-Cray, Crocken-Hill Imperial
    Herne Hill Surrey Herne Hill , ry. sta. and S. suburb of London, Camber well and Lambeth pars., Surrey, pop. 10,489; sta., 1 mile Bartholomew
    HERNE HILL Surrey HERNE HILL , a suburb in Camberwell parish, and a chapelry partly also in Lambeth parish, Surrey. The suburb lies 4 miles Imperial
    KENT Kent hill near Aylesford. The Roman Watling street crosses the county from London to Dover; had branches to Reculver and Richborough; and had another branch, called Stone street, to Lympne. Roman stations were at Vagniacæ or Southfleet, Durobrivis or Rochester, Durolevum or Sittingbourne, DuroVernnm or Canterbury, Dubris or Dover, Regulbium or Reculver, Ritupæ or Richborough, and Portus Lemanis or Lympne; and remains of the last three are still important and striking. Remains of a curious pharos also are at Dover. Vestiges or relics of walls and furnishings are so very numerous as to indicate that Roman villas abounded along Imperial
    LONDON London
    Herne-hill; the second a railway 4 miles and 32 chains in length, from Herne-hill, across the river Thames Imperial
    Herne-Hill, with two junctions into the Brighton and South Coast at Penge,- a line of 4 miles and 32 chains Imperial
    Sydenham Hill Surrey Sydenham Hill , ry. sta., Surrey, on E. border of co., between Herne Hill and Beckenham. Bartholomew
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