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.

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″

Abbotsham The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Abbotsham, a parish in the hund. of Shebbear, union of Bideford, Devonshire; 2 miles west from Bideford. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. of Barnstaple and dio. of Exeter, rated at £16 4s. 7d.; gross income £170. Patron, the crown. There is a National school here. Pop., in 1801, 313; in 1831, 387. Houses 75. Acres 2,090. A. P. £2,481. Poor rates, in 1837, £106.

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

Abbots-Kerswell The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

English: Abbotskerswell Street Scene Some nice...

English: Abbotskerswell Street Scene Some nice old houses here but nobody on the street. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abbots-Kerswell, a parish in the hund. of Haytor, union of Newton-Abbots, Devonshire; 1½ mile south from Newton-Abbots. Living, a vicarage in the archd. of Totness and dio. of Exeter; rated at £11 1s. 3d.; gross income £278. Patron, the crown, Pop., in 1801, 389; in 1831, 442. Houses 93. Acres 1,670. A. P. £2,902. Poor rates, in 1837, £160. Continue reading “Abbots-Kerswell The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840″

Abridge The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Abridge, a hamlet in the parish of Lambourne, county of Essex; 4¼ miles south from Epping, on the road from Chipping-Ongar to Walthamstow. A fair is held here, June 2d.

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

Adbolton The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Adbolton, formerly a parish, now a hamlet, in the parish of Holme-Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire; 2½ miles east-south-east from Nottingham, near the Grantham canal. The living was a rectory, rated at £2 13s. 9d.

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

Adderstone The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Adderstone, a township in the chapelry of Bambrough, Northumberland; 3 miles south-east by south from Belford; on the post-road from Berwick to Alnwick. Pop., in 1801, 300; in 1831, 322. Houses 55. Poor rates, in 1837, £178.

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

Abberwick The National Gazetteer 1868

Abberwick, a tnshp. in the par. of Edlingham and north div. of Coquetdale ward, union of Alnwick, in the co. of Northumberland, 3 miles W. of Alnwick. It is situated on the river Alne.

Source: The National Gazetteer: a Topographical Dictionary of the British Islands compiled from the latest and best sources and illustrated with a complete county atlas and numerous maps. Vol. 1. Virtue & Co. London. 1868.