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    Place name County Entry Source
    AMBERLEY Sussex Conquest, castellated in 1379, forming a parallelogram, with square towers at the corners, and round towers at the gateway, and seized and dismantled by Waller in 1643. The parish church is variously Norman and early English; and has a fine Norman chancel arch, and a very rich early English south door. The Wild Brook marsh adjacent is flooded in winter, but yields profusion of turf and cranberries in summer; and the river Arun runs through it, and contains here choice salmon peel, which have long been noted as Amberley trout. The parish includes also the hamlet of Rackham. Acres Imperial
    AMPTHILL Bedfordshire Houghton-Conquest, Hawnes, Manlden, Pul loxhill, Westoning, Flitwick, Steppingley, Millbrook and part of Flitton. Acres, 41,551. Poor-rates in 1866, £10,281. Pop. in 1861, 16,970. Houses Imperial
    DUBLIN Dublin DUBLIN , the metropolis of Ireland, and a city and county of itself, in the province of LEINSTER, situated in 53 Lewis:Ireland
    DURHAM County Durham DURHAM , a city and a district in the county of Durham, and a diocese in the NE of England. The Imperial
    ELY Cambridgeshire Houghton-Conquest, and Houghton-Gildable; the vicarages of Bedford-St. Paul, Biddenham, Cardington, Cople, Goldington, Kempston, Willington, Wilhampstead, and Wootton Imperial
    Houghton Conquest Bedfordshire Houghton Conquest , par. and vil., Bedfordshire, 2½ miles N. of Ampthill, 3345 ac., pop. 620. Bartholomew
    HOUGHTON-CONQUEST Bedfordshire Conquests; passed, in 1615, to the celebrated Countess of Pembroke, sister of Sir Philip Sidney; went afterwards, through several hands, to the Duke of Bedford; was sold, soon after 1794, to Lord Ossory; has returned to the Duke of Bedford; and is now united to Ampthill Park. The mansion on it was built by the Countess of Pembroke; is said to have been a handsome edifice; was reduced to a shell in 1794; and is now a ruin. James I. was entertained, in 1605, by Sir Richard Conquest, at Houghton Imperial
    HOUGHTON-GILDABLE Bedfordshire HOUGHTON-GILDABLE , a quondam parish in Beds; incorporated, in 1637, with Houghton-Conquest. It still ranks as a rectory, annexed Imperial
    How End Bedfordshire How End , place, Houghton Conquest par., Bedfordshire, near Ampthill. Bartholomew
    LIVERPOOL Lancashire LIVERPOOL , a large seaport town on the S verge of Lancashire; the second for population and for commerce in England Imperial
    NORFOLK Norfolk NORFOLK , a maritime county in the E of England; bounded, on the N W, by the Wash, which divides it Imperial
    YORK Yorkshire conquest; and was long represented by a gate which was taken down a few years prior to 1869. A priory was founded, about the time of the Norman conquest, by R. de Paganel; another priory was founded, in 1202, by H. Murdac; a priory of St. Nicholas was founded before 1405; an Augustinian friary, before 1278; a grey friary, by Henry III.; a black friary, in the time of Henry III., by B. Stapylton; a white friary, in 1255, by De Vesci and Percy; a crutched friary, in the time of Edward II.; a nunnery at Clementhorpe, before Imperial
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