Searching for "KEMPSTON"

We could not match "KEMPSTON" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, or as a postcode. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 13 possible matches we have found for you:

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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 "KEMPSTON":
    Place name County Entry Source
    BEDFORD Bedfordshire Kempston and Bedford and Cardington. The former comprises the eastern ward of the borough and the parishes of Kempston, Wootton Imperial
    CASTLEMACADAM Wicklow Kempston and Tilly, are said to produce the richest copper ore at present known in Ireland, yielding an average from Lewis:Ireland
    ELY Cambridgeshire Kempston, Willington, Wilhampstead, and Wootton; and the p. curacies of Bedford-Trinity and Elstow. The deanery of Clapham contains the rectories Imperial
    Fetteresso Kincardineshire Kempstone Hill (432), White Hill (495), Curlethney Hill (806), Meikle Carewe Hill (872), the Hill of Pitspunkie (666), Craigneil (886), and, on the northern Groome
    Greeen End Bedfordshire Greeen End , hamlet, Kempston par., in co. and vicinity of Bedford. Bartholomew
    Kempston Norfolk Kempston , par., Norfolk, 2 miles NW. of Fransham sta., 814 ac., pop. 47. Bartholomew
    Kempston Bedfordshire relics of the Saxon era have been discovered; in vicinity of vil. are the seats of Kempston House and Kempston Grange . Bartholomew
    KEMPSTON Norfolk KEMPSTON , a parish in Mitford district, Norfolk; 1¼ mile S by W of Litcham, and 2 NNW of Fransham Imperial
    KEMPSTON Bedfordshire KEMPSTON , a village and a parish in the district and county of Bedford. The village stands on the river Ouse Imperial
    MITFORD Norfolk Kempston, Great Dunham, Little Dunham, Great Fransham, East Lexham, West Lexham, Rougham, Weasenham-All Saints, Weasenham-St. Peter, Wellingham, and Tittleshall Imperial
    MOGGERHANGER, or MUGGERHANGER Bedfordshire Kempston stone and Silsoe red sandstone, with pillars of Ancaster stone; consists of nave, aisles, transepts, and apsidal chancel, with Imperial
    OUSE, or Great Ouse (The) Bedfordshire
    Kempston, to Bedford, thence eastward to Great Barford, and thence north-north-eastward to a point ¾of a mile Imperial
    RATHDRUM Wicklow Kempston, Esq., at the celebrated Meeting of the Waters, on a rustic seat in the lawn of which Moore is said Lewis:Ireland
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