Searching for "KNOTTINGLEY"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    KNOTTINGLEY Manor PONTEFRACT CP/AP (Parish-level Unit)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    BIRKIN Yorkshire Knottingley r. station, and 7½ SW of Selby. Acres, 2,064. Real property, £3,515. Pop., 168. Houses Imperial
    CROFTON Yorkshire Knottingley railway, 1½ mile SE of Oakenshaw r. station, and 3¾ SE by E of Wakefield. It includes Imperial
    DARRINGTON Yorkshire Knottingley and Doncaster railway, 2 miles S of Knottingley r. station, and 3 SE of Pontefract; and includes the hamlet Imperial
    FEATHERSTONE Yorkshire Knottingley and Wakefield railway, 2½ miles W by S of Pontefract; and has a station on the railway, and a post Imperial
    Ferrybridge Yorkshire Yorkshire, 1½ mile NW. of Knottingley sta.; P.O.; was the scene of a skirmish (1461) before the battle of Towton. Bartholomew
    Ferry Bridge Junction Yorkshire Ferry Bridge Junction , ry. sta., 1½ mile NW. of Knottingley sta., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire. See FERRYRRIDGE. Bartholomew
    FRYSTONE (Ferry) Yorkshire Knottingley r. station, and 2 NE of Pontefract; and is said to be partly in Pontefract parish. Ferry-Frystone parish Imperial
    GOOLE Yorkshire Knottingley, 3½ miles SSW of Howden. Acres, 4, 280. Real property, £17, 719. Pop. in 1851, 2, 960; in 1861, 3, 479. Houses Imperial
    HENSALL Yorkshire Knottingley and Goole railway, 3 miles WNW of Snaith; and has a station, with telegraph, on the railway. Acres, 1, 150. Real Imperial
    Knottingley Yorkshire Knottingley , township with ry. sta., Pontefract par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Aire, 2½ miles NE. and within Bartholomew
    KNOTTINGLEY Yorkshire KNOTTINGLEY , a small town, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Pontefract district, W. R. Yorkshire. The town stands on the river Imperial
    Norton Yorkshire Riding Yorkshire, 6½ miles SE. of Knottingley and 8½ miles N. of Doncaster, 2320 ac., pop. 589; P.O. Bartholomew
    Pontefract (or Pomfret) Yorkshire Knottingley townships), 7316 ac., pop. 15,332; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday . Pontefract ( i.e. , Broken Bridge Bartholomew
    PONTEFRACT or Pomfret Yorkshire Knottingley, East Knottingley, and East Hardwick are separate benefices. The sub-district excludes Knottingley township, but includes Castleford, Darrington, and Featherstone Imperial
    Sherburn Yorkshire Knottingley and 10¼ SW. of York by rail - par. (containing South Milford), 13,270 ac., pop. 4454; township, 4859 ac., pop. Bartholomew
    YORK AND NORTH MIDLAND RAILWAY Yorkshire Knottingley, branches to Scarborongh and Whitby, a line from Hull to Leeds, and several short branches. It is aggregately 263 miles Imperial
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