Reorganisation of Parishroots

As some of you may have noticed, Parishroots is having a make-over for the New Year. All the articles are being reorganised by book rather than county. This will make it obvious what type of articles are available and should give a shorter categories list. Each article is also tagged with the parish name. If you click the tag it will take you to all the articles for that parish. To make it easier to find the parish you are interested in you will be able to use the menus on the left of the page. Choose the country, then county for the parish you are interested in. Each County Page will have a list of parishes which link to the tag page for that parish and thus will list all articles for that parish.

Abram Lancashire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Abram, a township in the parish of Wigan, county-palatine of Lancaster; 4¼ miles north-north east from Newton-in-Makerfield, on the Newton and Wigan railroad. A church has recently been built here. Pop. in 1801, 475; in 1831, 511. Houses 84. Acres 1,790. A. P. £3,339.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Abram Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808

Abram, a township to the parish of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, Lancashire; containing 69 houses and 475 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

New Acrington Lancashire Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808

Acrington New, a hamlet in the township of Old Acrington, parish of Whalley, Lancaster; containing 149 houses and 831 inhabitants, 2 miles from Old Acrington.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

Old Acrington Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808

Acrington Old, a chapelry and township in the parish of Whalley, hundred of Blackburn, Lancashire, 4 miles from Haslingdon, and 206 from London; containing 353 houses and 2246 inhabitants, of whom 1352 were returned employed in trade and manufacture.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

Addington Kent The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Addington, a parish and township in the hund. of Larkfield, lathe of Aylesford, Malling union, Kent; 5½ miles north-west from Maidstone. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Rochester; rated at £6 6s. 8d.; gross income £305. Patron, in 1835, the Hon. J. W. Stratford. Pop., in 1801, 159; in 1831, 206. Houses 43. Acres 920. A. P. £1,236. Poor rates, in 1837, £161. There is a Druidical monument in the parish. — There is a singular land-spring in this parish, which breaks out with great impetuosity every seven or eight years.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Acrise Kent The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Acrise, a parish, partly in the hund. of Folkstone, and partly in that of Loninborough, lathe of Shepway, union of Elham, Kent; 5 miles norrh-north-west from Folkstone. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Canterbury; rated at £7; gross income £220. Patron, the crown. Pop., in 1801, 160; in 1831,194. Houses 24. Acres 4, 170. A. P. £1,026. Poor rates, in 1837, £110.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Abbotsham Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

School room and teacher's residence, Abbo...

School room and teacher’s residence, Abbotsham. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abbotsham (St. Helen), a parish, in the union of Bideford, hundred of Shebbear, Great Torrington and N. divisions of Devon, 2 miles (W.) from Bideford; containing with the hamlets of Shepperton and Littleham, 414 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the shore of Barnstaple Bay, is distinguished for a memorable victory over the Danes, who besieged the fortress, called Kenwith or Kenwic Castle, towards the close of the ninth century, on which occasion their main western army was routed, and 1200 of them, including their leader, slain, and their consecrated standard captured. Continue reading “Abbotsham Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845″