Searching for "UPPER HOLLOWAY"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    UPPER HOLLOWAY LG_Ward Parish-level Unit ISLINGTON MetB (Local Government District)
    UPPER HOLLOWAY Registration sub-District ISLINGTON PLPar/RegD (Poor Law Union/Reg. District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    BATH Somerset BATH , a city and a district in Somerset. The city stands on the river Avon, the Fossé way, Akeman Imperial
    HIGHGATE Middlesex Upper Holloway; extends about 1¼ mile to the NNW; and contains many villa residences and many good shops. Its environs Imperial
    HOLLOWAY Middlesex HOLLOWAY , a metropolitan suburb and nine chapelries, in Islington parish, Middlesex. The suburb lies along the Great North road, in the hollow S of Highgate, on the Tottenham and Hampstead railway, adjacent to the Great Northern railway, 3¾ miles NNW of St. Paul's; has stations on the railways, and post offices ‡ under London N; comprises two parts, Lower H. on the S, Upper Imperial
    ISLINGTON Middlesex Upper-street, Lower Holloway, and Upper Holloway, to Highgate. Acres, 1, 228 and 1,889. Pop. in 1861, 75, 442 and 79, 899. Houses Imperial
    LONDON London
    London
    LONDON , the metropolis of England. The centre of it is London city or London proper; the centre of that is Imperial
    MUNSLOW Shropshire Holloway and Topley, the hamlet of Bachmill, and part of the township of Hungerford. Acres, 3, 504. Real property, £6,034. Pop., 712. Houses, 138. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to O.Pemberton, Esq. Millichope Park is achief residence. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Broadstone, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £763.* Patron, the Rev. T.Powell. The church is ancient; consists of nave, N aisle, chancel, and chantry chapel, with a low tower; contains an ancient font, and several monuments; and was recently in bad condition. A chapel Imperial
    Upper Holloway Middlesex Upper Holloway , ry. sta. (for St John's Park), Islington par., Middlesex, in N. of London. Bartholomew
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