Searching for "WESTPORT ST MARY"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    CLADDAGH Galway Westport, Sligo, and other places. A very convenient pier has been constructed for the boats belonging to this place, and the Commissioners of Public Works have advanced £300 on loan towards continuing the quay wall. With the exception of two Protestant families that settled among them during the last century, the inhabitants are all Roman Catholics; and their chapel is attached to a Dominican friary nearly in the centre of the village. This friary occupies the site of the ancient convent of St. Mary Lewis:Ireland
    GLOUCESTER and BRISTOL Gloucestershire
    Mary, Little Hinton, Liddington, Lydiard-Milicent, Lydiard-Tregoz, Sharncote, and Stanton-Fitzwarren; the vicarages of Ashton-Keynes, Cricklade-St. Sampson, Hannington, Highworth, Inglesham, Latton-with-Eisey, Purton, Rodborne-Cheney, Somerford-Keynes, Stratton-St. Margaret, Swindon, Wanborough, and Wroughton; and the p. curacies of Leigh, Broad Blunsdon, Sevenhampton, South Marston, Poulton, and Swindon-St. Mark. The deanery of North Malmsbury comprises the rectories of Ashley, Bremilham, Brinkworth, Crudwell, Dantsey, Easton-Gray, Foxley, Garsden, Luckington, Long Newnton, Oaksey, Poole-Keynes, Somerford-Magna, Somerford-Parva, Sopworth, and Stanton-St. Quentin; the vicarages of the Lea-with-Claverton, Hankerton, Hullavington, Kemble, Malmsbury, Minety, Norton Imperial
    Lanark Lanarkshire Westport, with several smaller streets or lanes diverging on either side. It contains some good public buildings and many handsome well-appointed shops; and possesses so many amenities in itself and such full command of its beautiful environs, as to be both a very agreeable place of stated residence and a crowded resort of summer tourists. An artificial mound, the Castle Hill, at the foot of the Castle Gate, on the side of the town towards the Clyde, is believed to have been occupied by a Roman station, and was long surmounted by a royal castle, which is thought Groome
    MALMSBURY Wiltshire Mary till the act of 1832; sends now only one member; is not regulated by the municipal act; and, under a charter of William III., is nominally governed by an alderman, a deputy alderman, and eleven capital burgesses. The old borough comprised only 130 acres; but the new borough, for parlilmentary representation under the act of 1832, comprises the entire parishes of Malmsbury, Westport-St Mary Imperial
    Westport St Mary Wiltshire Westport St Mary *, par., Wilts, on W. side of Malmesbury, 2036 ac., pop. 1867. Bartholomew
    WESTPORT-ST. MARY Wiltshire WESTPORT-ST. MARY , a parish in Malmsbury district, Wilts; contiguous to Malmsbury town, within Malmsbury borough, and 6 miles SW by W of Minety Imperial
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