Searching for "MIDSOMER NORTON"

We could not match "MIDSOMER NORTON" 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 12 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    MIDSOMER NORTON LG_Ward Parish-level Unit NORTON RADSTOCK UD (Local Government District)
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find units with names similar to your search term:



  • 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 "MIDSOMER NORTON":
    Place name County Entry Source
    BATH and WELLS Somerset Midsomer-Norton, and Norton St. Philip; and the p. curacies of Ashwick, Chilcompton, Christ Church-Frome, Trinity Church-Frome, Hinton Imperial
    Clandown Somerset Clandown , eccl. dist., Midsomer Norton par., E. Somerset, pop. 1201. Bartholomew
    CLAPTON Somerset Midsomer-Norton parish, Somerset. The tything lies near the Radford canal, 7½ miles NNE of Shepton-Mallet town and r. station Imperial
    CLUTTON Somerset Midsomer-Norton, containing the parishes of Midsomer-Norton, Farrington, Gurney, Stone-Easton, Chilcompton, Radstock, and Camerton; the sub-district of Chew Imperial
    Downside Somerset eccl. dist. and vil., Midsomer Norton par., mid. Somerset, pop. 674; the vil. is 2 miles NE. of Shepton Mallet. Bartholomew
    DOWNSIDE Somerset Midsomer-Norton parish, Somerset; near the East Somerset railway, 2 miles NNE of Shepton-Mallet. It was constituted in 1845. Post Imperial
    FORSCOTE, or Foxcote Somerset Midsomer-Norton, under Bath. Acres, 580. Real property, £799. Pop., 46. Houses, 11. The property is divided among a few. The living Imperial
    Midsomer Norton Somerset Midsomer Norton , town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, 1½ mile W. of Radstock and 10 miles SW. of Bath Bartholomew
    MIDSOMER-NORTON Somerset Midsomer-Norton belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall, and that of Welton to Christ Church, Oxford. Norton-Hill, Norton House Imperial
    Welton Somerset Welton , hamlet with ry. sta. (for Midsomer-Norton), Midsomer-Norton par., Somerset, 9 miles NW. of Frome. Bartholomew
    WELTON Somerset Midsomer-Norton parish, Somerset; 7½ miles SW of Bath. Real property, £12,835; of which £4,681 are in mines Imperial
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:



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