Searching for "TORBAY"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    TORBAY Nuts Unit Level 3 DEVON (Nuts Unit Level 2)
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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 "TORBAY":
    Place name County Entry Source
    BRIXHAM Devon Torbay, 2½ miles E of a station on the Dartmouth railway called Brixham Road, and 4 NE of Dartmouth Imperial
    DARTMOUTH AND TORBAY RAILWAY Devon TORBAY RAILWAY , a railway in Devon; from the Torquay branch of the South Devon railway southward to the neighbourhood of Dartmouth Imperial
    DEVONSHIRE, or Devon Devon Torbay, blends with the finest skirts of Dartmoor, and spreads away to the sea in bold swells, winding coombes, and rich Imperial
    FORD Devon lodging, for a night, to the Prince of Orange, when on his way from Torbay to Exeter; and has undergone judicious repair. Imperial
    MARLDON Devon Torbay, 2½ miles W of Torquay r. station, and 5 ENE of Totnes. It contains the hamlets of Compton Imperial
    Newton Abbot Devon Torbay. The chief industries of the town are brewing, iron-founding, and tanning; there is also a considerable trade in corn Bartholomew
    PAIGNTON Devon Torbay, and on the Dartmouth railway, 5 miles S S W of Torquay; dates from remote times; is now a seat Imperial
    PLYMOUTH Devon Torbay, came into P. sound in 1688. Plymouth Dock, the nucleus of Devonport, was founded in the latter part of thereign Imperial
    TORBAY AND BRIXHAM RAILWAY Devon TORBAY AND BRIXHAM RAILWAY , a railway in the SE of Devon; from the Dartmouth and Torbay line at Brixham-Road Imperial
    TORQUAY Devon Torbay railway, 2¼ miles W by S of Hope Nose, and 7 miles SSE of Newton-Abbot; is statistically Imperial
    TORRE Devon Torbay railway, ¾ mile N by W of Torquay r. station. It has a post-office under Torquay, and a r. station Imperial
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

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