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Survey of English Dialects

Survey of English Dialects

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The Survey of English Dialects was undertaken between 1950 and 1961 under the direction of Professor Harold Orton
Harold Orton
Harold Orton was an English university lecturer and dialectologist, best remembered as co-founder of the Survey of English Dialects . Orton developed the questionnaire for the survey together with Eugen Dieth...

 of the English department of the University of Leeds
University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is a British Redbrick university located in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England...

. It aimed to collect the full range of speech in England and Wales before local differences were to disappear. Standardisation of the English language was expected with the post-war increase in social mobility
Social mobility
Social mobility refers to the movement of people in a population from one social class or economic level to another. It typically refers to vertical mobility -- movement of individuals or groups up from one socio-economic level to another, often by changing jobs or marrying; but can also refer to...

 and the spread of the mass media. The project originated in discussions between Professor Orton and Professor Eugen Dieth
Eugen Dieth
Eugen Dieth was a Swiss linguist, phonetician and dialectologist. He is well-known for his work in English and German phonetics, and for co-initiating the Survey of English Dialects....

 of the University of Zurich
University of Zurich
The University of Zurich , located in the city of Zurich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students. It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine and a new faculty of philosophy....

 about the desirability of producing a linguistic atlas of England in 1946, and a questionnaire containing 1,300 questions was devised between 1947 and 1952.



Methodology


313 localities were selected from England, the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
The Isle of Man , otherwise known simply as Mann , is a self-governing British Crown Dependency, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, within the British Isles. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The Lord of Mann is...

 and some areas of Wales that were located close to the English border. Priority was given to rural areas with a history of a stable population. When selecting speakers, priority was given to men, to the elderly and to those who worked in the main industry of the area, for these were all seen as traits that were connected to use of local dialect. One field worker gathering material claimed they had to dress in old clothes to gain the confidence of elderly villagers. Most of the recordings are of inhabitants discussing their local industry, but one of the richest dialects found in the survey, that at Skelmanthorpe in West Yorkshire, discussed a sighting of a ghost.

The literature usually refers to the "four urban sites" of Hackney
London Borough of Hackney
The London Borough of Hackney is a London borough of North/North East London, and forms part of inner London. The local authority is Hackney London Borough Council....

, Leeds
Leeds
Leeds is a city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. In 2001 Leeds' main urban subdivision had a population of 443,247, while the entire city has a population of 798,800 , making it the 30th-most populous city in the European Union.Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial...

, Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely...

 and York
York
York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence...

. The survey does seem to have been generally more urban-focused in West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of 2.2 million. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972....

. The sites Carlton, Thornhill and Wibsey were within the then boundaries of Pontefract, Dewsbury and Bradford respectively. Also, Ecclesfield and Golcar were urban districts in the West Riding. Outside London and West Yorkshire, nowhere near to a large city was examined.

Publication of material


404,000 items of information were gathered, and these were published as thirteen volumes of "basic material" beginning in 1962. The process took many years, and was prone to funding difficulties on more than one occasion.

The basic material had been written using specialised phonetic shorthand unintelligible to the general reader: in 1975 a more accessible book, A Word Geography of England was published. Harold Orton died soon after this in March, 1975.

The Linguistic Atlas of England was published in 1978, edited by Orton, John Widdowson and Clive Upton. Two further publications have been produced from the survey's material, Survey of English Dialect: the Dictionary and Grammar (1993) and An Atlas of English Dialects (1996), both co-authored by Upton and Widdowson.

Archive material


A large amount of "incidental material" from the survey was not published. This is preserved at the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture, part of the School of English of the University of Leeds. An entire book was written based in part on the findings at Egton
Egton
Egton is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England about west of Whitby. There is a nearby village called Egton Bridge which is home to Egton railway station. The village was included in the Survey of English Dialects. Unlike the other sites, a full book...

 in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Sites for the survey


During the survey, each locality was given an identifying abbreviation, which is given in brackets.

Wales


Flintshire
  • Hanmer
    Hanmer
    Hanmer is a village and a local government community, the lowest tier of local government, part of Wrexham County Borough in Wales. At the 2001 Census the population of the Hanmer community area, which includes Hanmer village itself, Horseman's Green and Arowry along with a number of small hamlets,...

     (Ch6)


Monmouthshire
  • Llanellen
    Llanellen
    Llanellen is a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, United Kingdom.- History & Amenities :The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal passes through Llanellen. The Blorenge mountain towers above the village. The River Usk passes close by.-External links:...

     (Mon2)
  • Llanfrechfa (Mon5)
  • Newport
    Newport
    Newport is a city and unitary authority area in Wales. Standing on the banks of the River Usk, it is located about east of Cardiff and is the largest urban area within the historic county boundaries of Monmouthshire and the preserved county of Gwent...

     (Mon7)
  • Raglan, Monmouthshire
    Raglan, Monmouthshire
    Raglan is a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, United Kingdom. It is located some 9 miles south-west of Monmouth, midway between Monmouth and Abergavenny on the A40 road very near to the junction with the A449 road...

     (Mon3)
  • Crosskeys
    Crosskeys
    Crosskeys is a small village in Caerphilly county borough in Wales.- Location :Crosskeys is seven miles north west of Newport, just past Risca off the A467 road. Located near to the confluence of the Ebbw River and the Sirhowy River, it was originally called Pont-y-cymer...

     (Mon4)
  • Shirenewton
    Shirenewton
    Shirenewton is a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, UK. It is located 3 miles due west of Chepstow, 5 miles by road. The village stands around 500 feet above sea level, and has extensive views of the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel....

     (Mon6)
  • Skenfrith
    Skenfrith
    Skenfrith is a small village in Monmouthshire, south-east Wales, in the United Kingdom. It is located on the River Monnow, close to the border between Wales and England, about 6 miles north-west of Monmouth.- History and amenities :...

     (Mon1)

England


Bedfordshire
  • Great Barford
    Great Barford
    Great Barford is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, a few miles north-east of Bedford. It lies on the River Great Ouse at . It is twinned with Wöllstein, Germany...

     (Bd2)
  • Harlington
    Harlington, Bedfordshire
    Harlington is a village and civil parish located in Bedfordshire, England, near the M1 motorway. The nearest town is Flitwick about three miles to the north...

     (Bd3)
  • Turvey (Bd1)


Berkshire
  • Buckland (Brk1)
  • Inkpen
    Inkpen
    Inkpen is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire about southeast of Hungerford, close to the county boundaries with Wiltshire and Hampshire.-Amenities and landmarks:...

     (Brk4)
  • Swallowfield
    Swallowfield
    Swallowfield is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. It is situated south of the town of Reading, and north of the county boundary with Hampshire....

     (Brk5)
  • Uffington
    Uffington, Oxfordshire
    Uffington is a village and civil parish about south of Faringdon. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. Uffington is most commonly known as the location of the Uffington White Horse hill figure....

     (Brk2)
  • West Ilsley
    West Ilsley
    West Ilsley is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England.-Location and amenities:It is situated in the West Berkshire district north of the town of Newbury on the Berkshire Downs. There is also an East Ilsley approximately a mile southeast of the village.West Ilsley has a public house, The...

     (Brk3)


Buckinghamshire
  • Buckland
    Buckland, Buckinghamshire
    Buckland is a village and civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. The village near the boundary with Hertfordshire, close to Aston Clinton.-History:...

     (Bk4)
  • Coleshill
    Coleshill, Buckinghamshire
    Coleshill is a village and civil parish within Chiltern district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is near Amersham and just to the north of Beaconsfield....

     (Bk5)
  • Horton
    Horton, Buckinghamshire
    Horton is a hamlet in the parish of Ivinghoe, in Buckinghamshire, England.The name Horton is a common one in England, meaning "dirty or muddy farm"....

     (Bk6)
  • Long Crendon
    Long Crendon
    Long Crendon is a village and civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England, about west of Haddenham and north-west of Thame in neighbouring Oxfordshire.The village has been called Long Crendon only since the English Civil War...

     (Bk3)
  • Stewkley
    Stewkley
    Stewkley is a village and a civil parish within the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is located 5 miles East of Winslow and 4 miles West of Leighton Buzzard....

     (Bk2)
  • Tingewick
    Tingewick
    Tingewick is a village and civil parish about west of Buckingham in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. The parish is bounded to the north by the River Great Ouse, to the east by a tributary of the Great Ouse, to the west by the county boundary with Oxfordshire and to the...

     (Bk1)


Cambridgeshire
  • Little Downham
    Little Downham
    Situated in the east of Cambridgeshire, the village of Little Downham is located just north of the city of Ely. The Parish of Little Downham comprises Little Downham and Pymoor...

     (C1)
  • Elsworth
    Elsworth
    Elsworth is a village and civil parish in South Cambridgeshire, England, 9 miles west of Cambridge. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 657.-History:...

     (C2)


Cheshire
  • Audlem
    Audlem
    Audlem is a large village and civil parish located in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in the north west of England, approximately south of Nantwich. Close to the border with the neighbouring county of Shropshire, the village is eight miles east of...

     (Ch5)
  • Farndon
    Farndon, Cheshire
    Farndon is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is located on the banks of the River Dee, south of Chester, and close to the border with Wales...

     (Ch4)
  • Kingsley
    Kingsley, Cheshire
    Kingsley is a civil parish and a village in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is approximately 5 miles south east of the town of Frodsham....

     (Ch1)
  • Rainow
    Rainow
    Rainow is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East, located, mostly, on the eastern side of the River Dean valley next to the B5470 road, between Macclesfield and Kettleshulme in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It straddles the eastern side of the Peak...

     (Ch2)
  • Swettenham
    Swettenham
    Swettenham is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. According to the 2001 Official UK Census, the population of the entire civil parish was 248....

     (Ch3)


Cornwall
  • Altarnun
    Altarnun
    Altarnun is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is located on the north-eastern edge of Bodmin Moor at .The parish of Altarnun includes the village of Fivelanes and the hamlets of Bolventor, Treween and Trewint, and had a population of 976 according to the 2001 census...

     (Co2)
  • Egloshayle
    Egloshayle
    Egloshayle is a civil parish and village in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated beside the River Camel immediately southeast of Wadebridge. The civil parish extends southeast from the village and includes Washaway and Sladesbridge.-History:Egloshayle was a Bronze Age...

     (Co3)
  • Gwinear
    Gwinear, Cornwall
    Gwinear is a village in west Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately two miles east of Hayle and overlooks the Angarrack valley....

     (Co5)
  • Kilkhampton
    Kilkhampton
    Kilkhampton is a village and civil parish in northeast Cornwall, United Kingdom. The village is situated on the A39 approximately four miles north-northeast of Bude.Kilkhampton was mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Chilchetone"...

     (Co1)
  • Mullion
    Mullion, Cornwall
    Mullion is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated on the Lizard Peninsula approximately five miles south of Helston....

     (Co7)
  • St Buryan
    St Buryan
    St Buryan is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, United Kingdom.The village of St Buryan is situated approximately five miles west of Penzance along the B3283 towards Land's End...

     (Co6)
  • St Ewe
    St Ewe
    St Ewe is a civil parish and village in mid-Cornwall, United Kingdom. The village is situated approximately five miles southwest of St Austell.-Antiquities:...

     (Co4)


Cumberland
  • Abbeytown
    Abbeytown
    Abbeytown, also known as Holme Abbey, is a village in Cumbria, England. It was built around the former Cistercian Holmcultram Abbey, the nave of the church of which now serves the parish as St. Mary's Church...

     (Cu2)
  • Brigham (Cu3)
  • Gosforth
    Gosforth, Cumbria
    Gosforth is a village and civil parish in the Lake District, in the Borough of Copeland in Cumbria, England. It is situated on the A595 road between Whitehaven and Barrow-in-Furness. It has a population of 1,230....

     (Cu6)
  • Hunsonby
    Hunsonby
    Hunsonby is a hamlet and civil parish in the Eden Valley in the English county of Cumbria, about east of Penrith. Hunsonby more or less forms a combined settlement with Winskill.- Hunsonby Civil Parish :...

     (Cu5)
  • Longtown
    Longtown, Cumbria
    Longtown is a small town in northern Cumbria, England, with a population of around 3,000. It is in the parish of Arthuret and on the River Esk, not far from the Anglo-Scottish border. Nearby was the Battle of Arfderydd....

     (Cu1)
  • Threlkeld
    Threlkeld
    Threlkeld is a village and civil parish in the north of the Lake District in Cumbria, England, to the east of Keswick. It lies at the southern foot of Blencathra, one of the more prominent fells in the northern Lake District, and to the north of the River Glenderamackin.Historically a part of...

     (Cu4)


Derbyshire
  • Bamford
    Bamford
    Bamford is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, England, close to the River Derwent. To the north-east is Bamford Edge, and to the south-east the location of the water treatment works covering the Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs. Though locally Bamford is described as being in the...

     (Db2)
  • Burbage
    Burbage, Derbyshire
    Burbage, is a village in Derbyshire, and was a parish until 1961, when it became part of the parish of Buxton.Burbage is well known for its Brass Band, the Burbage Band .Burbage backs onto Grinlow Woods and provides access to Solomon's Temple....

     (Db3)
  • Charlesworth
    Charlesworth, Derbyshire
    Charlesworth is a village near Glossop, Derbyshire, England. It is located 2 miles south-west of Glossop's town centre and very close to the borders of Greater Manchester with the nearby village of Broadbottom in Tameside. The parish church of St John the Baptist was built in 1848-49. The...

     (near Glossop
    Glossop
    Glossop is a market town within the Borough of High Peak in Derbyshire, England. It lies on the Glossop Brook, a tributary of the River Etherow, about east of the city of Manchester, west of the city of Sheffield. Glossop is situated near Derbyshire's county borders with Cheshire, Greater...

    , Db1)
  • Kniveton
    Kniveton
    Kniveton is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is located in the Peak District, north east of Ashbourne, 6 south west from Wirksworth and from London...

     (near Ashbourne
    Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Ashbourne is a small market town in the Derbyshire Dales, England. It has a population of 10,302.The town advertises itself as 'The Gateway to Dovedale'.- Local customs :...

    , Db6)
  • Stonebroom
    Stonebroom
    Stonebroom is a village in the district of North East Derbyshire in England.Stonebroom lies to the east of the A61 between Alfreton and Clay Cross. It has a Primary and Nursery school and two churches, one Church of England and one Methodist...

     (Db5)
  • Sutton on the Hill
    Sutton on the Hill
    Sutton-on-the-Hill is a parish in south Derbyshire eight miles west of Derby. The village is widely spread out and contains both a church and a chapel. It was described as "a parish, with two townships and a hamlet" in the 1870s. Now it has no shop, post office and has limited public transport...

     (west of Derby
    Derby
    Derby , is a city and unitary authority in the East Midlands region of England. It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent and is located in the south of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire. In the 2001 census, the population of the city was 233,700, whilst that of the Derby Urban Area was 229,407...

    , Db7)
  • Youlgreave
    Youlgreave
    Youlgreave or Youlgrave is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, lying on the River Bradford, four kilometres south of Bakewell. Both spellings are used on different local signposts and on different maps. The name possibly derives from "yellow grove" , though was historically called "Giolgrave"...

     (Db4)


Devon
  • Blackawton
    Blackawton
    Blackawton is a village and civil parish in the South Hams district of Devon, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 647...

     (D11)
  • Chawleigh
    Chawleigh
    Chawleigh is a village and civil parish in Mid Devon in the English county of Devon, situated just off the A377 between Crediton and Barnstaple. It has a population of 621....

     (D4)
  • Cornwood
    Cornwood
    Cornwood is a village and civil parish in the South Hams in Devon, England. It has a population of 988.- Religion :The Church of St Michael's is Cornwood's parish church....

     (D10)
  • Gittisham
    Gittisham
    Gittisham is a village in Devon near Honiton. It has a church called St Michael and it is located 3 miles from Ottery St Mary-References:...

     (D5)
  • Kennford
    Kennford
    Kennford is a village situated in Devon, England, several miles to the south of Exeter, in one of the country's main tourist areas.The village became prominent in the 1970s as the location of a new service station on the A38 Devon Expressway between Exeter and Plymouth, near the southern terminus...

     (D7)
  • Parracombe
    Parracombe
    Parracombe is a rural settlement near Lynton, in Devon, England. It is situated in the Heddon Valley, on Exmoor.A number Bronze Age barrows exist nearby, along with several other small earth-works throughout the parish. Beacon Castle and Voley Castle both Iron Age Hill forts are situated nearby...

     (D1)
  • Peter Tavy
    Peter Tavy
    Peter Tavy is a village 3 miles along the A386, North-East of Tavistock, Devon, England; it is named after the River Tavy. St Peter's Parish Church is largely built of granite and has a buttressed west tower....

     (D8)
  • South Zeal
    South Zeal
    South Zeal is a village on Dartmoor, in Devon, UK. The village lies at the heart of the Beacon villages area. It is the most highly populated area in the parish of South Tawton. The name, Zeal, comes from the Old English Zele meaning hall.- Growth :...

     (D6)
  • Swimbridge
    Swimbridge
    Swimbridge is a village in the English county of Devon. It is situated south-east of Barnstaple and twinned with the town of St.Honorine Du Fay in Normandy, France. The name Swimbridge originates from the clegyman Sawin Birige. Sawin was a founder of a chapelry at Swymbridge in Saxon times...

     (D2)
  • Weare Giffard (D3)
  • Widecombe-in-the-Moor
    Widecombe-in-the-Moor
    Widecombe-in-the-Moor is a small village located within the heart of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England. . The name is thought to derive from 'Withy-combe' which means Willow Valley....

     (D9)


Dorset
  • Ansty, Dorset
    Ansty, Dorset
    Ansty is a village in Dorset, England, north of Cheselbourne and west of Milton Abbas. It consists of the settlements of Higher Ansty, Lower Ansty, Pleck and Ansty Cross. The most imposing building in Ansty is the village hall which was converted from the 18th century malt-house, part of the...

     (Do2)
  • Kingston
    Kingston, Purbeck, Dorset
    Kingston is a small village on the Isle of Purbeck in the county of Dorset in southern England.-Location:Kingston is situated about two miles south of Corfe Castle and five miles west of Swanage. The village of Kingston is situated on a hill near Swyre Head, the highest point of the Purbeck Hills...

     (Do5)
  • Portesham
    Portesham
    Portesham is a village in the English county of Dorset, situated close to the south coast, between the towns of Weymouth and Dorchester. The village has a population of 708...

     (Do4)
  • Sixpenny Handley
    Sixpenny Handley
    Sixpenny Handley is a village and civil parish in north east Dorset, England, situated on Cranborne Chase ten miles north east of Blandford Forum...

     (Do1)
  • Whitchurch Canonicorum
    Whitchurch Canonicorum
    Whitchurch Canonicorum or Whitechurch Canonicorum is a village in south-west Dorset, England, situated in the Marshwood Vale five miles northwest of Bridport.The village has a population of 647 ; 10.1% of dwellings are second homes...

     (Do3)


  • Durham
    • Bishop Middleham
      Bishop Middleham
      Bishop Middleham is a village in County Durham, in England. It is close to Sedgefield.-History:Bishop Middleham lies in a valley about 9 miles south-west of Durham. Although much of County Durham had probably first been settled in the Mesolithic period, the first evidence for occupation in the...

       (Du5)
    • Ebchester
      Ebchester
      Ebchester is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the north of Consett and to the south east of Whittonstall.The parish church, which is dedicated to St. Ebba is of ambiguous origin, being of partly Norman construction with a foundation, described as being pre-Conquest...

       (Du2)
    • Eggleston
      Eggleston
      Eggleston is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated in Teesdale, a few miles north-west of Barnard Castle.-History:The village is first mentioned in tax records of 1196. The remains of ridge and furrow from the medieval period can still be seen. Many of the cottages date from the...

       (Du6)
    • Washington (Du1)
    • Wearhead
      Wearhead
      Wearhead is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated at the top of Weardale between Cowshill and Ireshopeburn. It is named after the nearby source of the River Wear which runs eastwards for approx 40 miles to Sunderland....

       (Du3)
    • Witton-le-Wear
      Witton-le-Wear
      Witton-le-Wear is a small village in County Durham, England. It is situated on the north bank of the River Wear, to the north-west of Bishop Auckland.-Geography and administration:...

       (Du4)


    Essex
    • Belchamp Walter
      Belchamp Walter
      Belchamp Walter is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is located approximately west of Sudbury, Suffolk and is 35km north-northeast from the county town of Chelmsford. It is near Belchamp St Paul and Belchamp Otten. The village is in the district of Braintree and in the...

       (Ess2)
    • Canewdon
      Canewdon
      Canewdon is a village in north Rochford District of Essex in England, approximately 4 miles northeast of the town of Rochford. Canewdon is situated on one of the highest hills of the Essex coastline from which St. Nicholas church affords wide views of the Crouch estuary. Canewdon parish extends...

       (Ess15)
    • Cornish Hall End
      Cornish Hall End
      Cornish Hall End is on the B1057 road three miles north of Finchingfield and south of Steeple Bumpstead in the Braintree district of Essex, England...

       (Ess3)
    • Doddinghurst
      Doddinghurst
      Doddinghurst is a village and civil parish in south Essex. It is 3 miles to the north of Brentwood.-History:The village was recorded in the Domesday Book as Doddenhenc, an Anglo-Saxon name meaning "the wood of Dudda or of his people"...

       (Ess14)
    • East Mersea
      East Mersea
      East Mersea is a scattered village and civil parish on Mersea Island in the English county of Essex.-Grave of Sarah Wrench:The grave of Sarah Wrench , by the North wall of the chancel at St...

       (Ess10)
    • Great Chesterford
      Great Chesterford
      Great Chesterford is a medium sized village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. It is located north of Bishop's Stortford, south of Cambridge and about north of London.- History :...

       (Ess1)
    • Henham
      Henham
      'Henham', or Henham-on-the-Hill is a small village near Stansted Airport, located in Uttlesford, Essex. It has a population of around 1200 and used to be a station on the Elsenham to Thaxted branch line. Its local pub is The Cock...

       (Ess4)
    • High Easter
      High Easter
      High Easter is a village and a civil parish in the Uttlesford District, in the English county of Essex. It is near the large town of Chelmsford and the hamlet of Stagden Cross. It is near the chief source of the River Can.-Location grid:-External links:...

       (Ess8)
    • Little Baddow
      Little Baddow
      Little Baddow is a large thriving village to the east of Chelmsford, Essex. The name Baddow comes from an Old English word meaning 'bad water', although this probably refers to the meadow area in Great Baddow as opposed to any water mass in Little Baddow...

       (Ess12)
    • Tiptree
      Tiptree
      Tiptree is a village in the English county of Essex, situated south-east of Colchester and around north-east of London. Surrounding villages include Messing, Tolleshunt Knights, Layer Marney, Inworth, Birch, Great Braxted, Great Totham and Little Totham....

       (Ess9)
    • Tillingham
      Tillingham
      Tillingham is a small village and civil parish with 1,015 inhabitants in 2001, located from Burnham-on-Crouch and from Bradwell-on-Sea, in Maldon District and the ceremonial county of Essex in England...

       (Ess13)
    • Little Bentley
      Little Bentley
      Little Bentley is a village and civil parish in the Tendring district of Essex. It sits on rising ground just to the west of the Holland Brook.The church is dedicated to Saint Mary...

       (Ess7)
    • Netteswell (Ess11)
    • Stisted
      Stisted
      Stisted is a civil parish, Church of England parish, and former manor near Braintree, Essex, England. Andrew Motion, a former Poet Laureate, was raised there.-History of Stisted:...

       (Ess5)
    • West Bergholt
      West Bergholt
      West Bergholt, formerly known as Bergholt Sackville, is a large rural village and civil parish in Essex, England, lying on the border with Suffolk, near to the ancient town of Colchester. With a history going back to medieval times the village is now part of the Colchester Borough Council seat of...

       (Ess6)


    Gloucestershire
    • Bream
      Bream, Gloucestershire
      Bream is a village in the Forest of Dean, west Gloucestershire, England.-History:The actual age of Bream is not known, although there may have been a settlement before the Romans came to Britain...

       (Gl3)
    • Deerhurst
      Deerhurst
      Deerhurst is a village near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England on the east bank of the River Severn. The Royal Mail postcode begins GL19.- Anglo Saxon church & chapel :...

       (Gl1)
    • Gretton
      Gretton, Gloucestershire
      Gretton is a small village located at the foot of the western scarp of the Cotswolds, about 9 miles north of Cheltenham in the English county of Gloucestershire....

       (Gl2)
    • Latteridge
      Latteridge
      Latteridge is a hamlet in South Gloucestershire, England, on the B4059 road north of Iron Acton, and south of Rudgeway and Earthcott. The hamlet is divided by the busy B4059, there is a large village green, a railway crossing, a large duck pond and a ruined church....

       (Gl7)
    • Sherborne
      Sherborne, Gloucestershire
      Sherborne is a village and civil parish almost east of Northleach in Gloucestershire. Sherborne is a linear village, extending more than a mile along the valley of Sherborne Brook, a tributary of the River Windrush....

       (Gl5)
    • Slimbridge
      Slimbridge
      Slimbridge is a village near Dursley in Gloucestershire, England.It is best known as the home of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's Slimbridge Reserve which was started by Sir Peter Scott. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal runs through the village, and under Patch Bridge which must be crossed to ...

       (Gl6)
    • Whiteshill (Gl4)


    Hampshire
    • Burley
      Burley, Hampshire
      Burley is a village and civil parish in the New Forest, Hampshire, England, with a wealth of tea rooms, gift shops, art galleries and a pick-your-own farm.-The village:...

       (Ha6)
    • Hambledon
      Hambledon, Hampshire
      Hambledon is a small village and civil parish in the county of Hampshire in England, situated about north of Portsmouth.Hambledon is best known as the 'Cradle of Cricket'. It is thought that Hambledon Club, one of the oldest cricket clubs known, was formed about 1750...

       (Ha5)
    • Hatherden
      Hatherden
      Hatherden is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, England. Its nearest town is Andover, which lies approximately 3.3 miles south from the village. The village has a Primary School and one pub, named the Old Bell and Crown....

       (Ha1)
    • King's Somborne
      King's Somborne
      King's Somborne is a village in Hampshire, England. The village lies on the edge of the valley of the River Test.-General information:The 'Sombornes' comprise the scattered village of King's Somborne, together with the hamlets of Little Somborne, Up Somborne, and Ashley.Between King's Somborne and...

       (Ha3)
    • New Alresford
      New Alresford
      New Alresford or simply Alresford is a small town and civil parish in the City of Winchester district of Hampshire, England. It is situated some 12 km north-east of the city of Winchester and 20 km south-west of the town of Alton...

       (Ha4)
    • Oakley
      Oakley, Hampshire
      Oakley is a semi-rural affluent large village and parish situated west of the large town, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. In the 2001 census it had a population of 5,322, verging on 'minor town' status. The village was recorded and mentioned in the Domesday book...

       (Ha2)


    Herefordshire
    • Brimfield
      Brimfield, Herefordshire
      Brimfield is a village in Herefordshire, England. The village lies on the A49 road at the border with Shropshire. A nearby landmark is Titterstone Clee Hill....

       (He1)
    • Checkley
      Checkley
      Checkley is a village and civil parish near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire...

       (He4)
    • Cradley
      Cradley, Herefordshire
      Cradley is the largest village in Herefordshire, England . The nearest towns are Ledbury, 14 km to the south, and Bromyard, 15 km to the north west, in Herefordshire and Malvern, Worcestershire, 7 km to the south east on the other side of the Malvern Hills.Cradley has a village shop/...

       (He3)
    • Longtown
      Longtown, Herefordshire
      Longtown is a linear village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England. The civil parish also includes the village of Clodock. In the 2001 census the population of the parish was 474.- Location :...

       (He5)
    • Lyonshall
      Lyonshall
      Lyonshall is a historic village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 750.- Location :...

       (He7)
    • Weobley
      Weobley
      Weobley is a black and white village in Herefordshire, England.The name possibly derives from 'Wibba's Ley', a ley being a woodland glade and Wibba being a local Saxon landowner...

       (He2)
    • Whitchurch
      Whitchurch, Herefordshire
      Whitchurch is a village in Herefordshire named after the church of Saint Dubricius which was originally white in colour.Whitchurch is situated on the A40, connecting nearby Ross-on-Wye to Welsh town Monmouth...

       (He6)


    Hertfordshire
    • Codicote
      Codicote
      Codicote is a large village, and civil parish about seven miles south of Hitchin in Hertfordshire, England. It has timber-framed and chequered brick houses, of special interest being the 18th-century Pond House and the half-timbered "As You Like It" Peking restaurant . Codicote Lodge is 18th...

       (Hrt2)
    • Therfield
      Therfield
      Therfield is both a small village of approximately 4,761 acres and a civil parish which sits upon the chalk range, three miles southwest of Royston, and six miles northeast of Baldock) and within the English county of Hertfordshire.-Ancient history:The name Therfield is a variation of Tharfield...

       (Hrt1)
    • Wheathampstead
      Wheathampstead
      Wheathampstead is a village and civil parish in the City and District of St Albans, in Hertfordshire, England. It is north of St Albans and in the Hitchin and Harpenden parliamentary constituency....

       (Hrt3)


    Huntingdonshire
    • Warboys
      Warboys
      Warboys is a village in Huntingdonshire , England, near Ramsey and north east of Huntingdon.-History:Warboys is a large parish and village on what was the eastern side of Huntingdonshire bordering on Cambridgeshire. It was returned in the Domesday survey of 1086 amongst the lands of St...

       (Hu1)
    • Kimbolton
      Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire
      Kimbolton is a large village in Cambridgeshire, England. It is approximately east of Higham Ferrers, west of St Neots and west of Cambridge, north of Bedford and south of Peterborough.-Castle:...

       (Hu2)


    Isle of Wight
    • Whitwell
      Whitwell, Isle of Wight
      Whitwell is located in the south of the Isle of Wight, slightly to the south of Godshill, and extends to the southern shore of the island. The nearest town is Ventnor, about 5 kilometres South of the village. Niton is the nearest village about away, which together, Whitwell and Niton form a civil...

       (Ha7)

    Kent
    • Appledore, Kent
      Appledore, Kent
      Appledore is a village and civil parish in the Ashford District of Kent, England. The village centre is 12 miles south-west of Ashford town, and on the northern edge of the Romney Marsh The northerly part of this village is Appledore Heath....

       (K7)
    • Denton
      Denton, Dover
      Denton is a village near Canterbury in Kent, England.The Jackdaw Inn features in the 1969 film "The Battle of Britain"....

       (K5)
    • Farningham
      Farningham
      Farningham is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent in England. It is located on the River Darent, south of Dartford, and has a population of 1,289...

       (K2)
    • Goudhurst
      Goudhurst
      Goudhurst is a village in Kent on the Weald, about south of Maidstone.It stands on a crossroads , where there is a large village pond. It is also in the Cranbrook School catchment area....

       (K6)
    • Staple
      Staple, Kent
      Staple is a small village and civil parish in east Kent. It lies southwest of the nearby village of Ash and the town of Sandwichand east of Canterbury.-History:...

       (K3)
    • Stoke
      Stoke, Kent
      Stoke is a civil parish on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent, England, to the south of Allhallows, on the north of the Medway Estuary. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,063....

       (K1)
    • Warren Street (K4)


    Lancashire
    • Bickerstaffe
      Bickerstaffe
      Bickerstaffe is a village and civil parish in the West Lancashire district of Lancashire, England. According to the 2001 Census the population of the civil parish was 1,196, although the population of the electoral ward was slightly greater at 2,013....

       (La13)
    • Cartmel
      Cartmel
      Cartmel is a village in Cumbria, England, situated north-west of Grange-over-Sands and close to the River Eea. Historically it was in Lancashire; boundary changes brought it into the newly created county of Cumbria in 1974, yet keeping it within the boundaries of the traditional County Palatine...

       (La2)
    • Coniston
      Coniston, Cumbria
      Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. It is located in the southern part of the Lake District National Park, between Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District, and Coniston Old Man; about north east of Barrow-in-Furness.-Geography and...

       (La1)
    • Dolphinholme
      Dolphinholme
      -History:In the 18th and 19th centuries the village played an important part in the industrial revolution. Slave trader Thomas Hinde founded a mill in Lower Dolphinholme in 1795....

       (La4)
    • Eccleston
      Eccleston, Lancashire
      -Mr.Asia's Murder:Christopher Marty Johnstone was a New Zealand drug trafficker. The former Takapuna Grammar pupil was dubbed "Mr Asia" by the Auckland Star newspaper in August 1978 in a series of articles by Pat Booth....

       (La11)
    • Fleetwood
      Fleetwood
      Fleetwood is a town within the Wyre district of Lancashire, England, lying at the northwest corner of the Fylde. It had a population of 26,840 people at the 2001 Census. It forms part of the Greater Blackpool conurbation. The town was the first planned community of the Victorian era...

       (La5)
    • Halewood
      Halewood
      Halewood is in Merseyside, England and is located in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley. The district lies near Liverpool's southeastern boundary, bordered by the suburbs of Hunts Cross and Woolton....

       (Liverpool
      Liverpool
      Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...

      , (La14)
    • Harwood
      Harwood, Greater Manchester
      Harwood is a suburb to the north-northeast of Bolton, Greater Manchester, bordering Bury in North West England.-History:The township was recorded as Harewode in 1212 and 1302. The manor which included Bradshaw, was part of the Manchester fee held by the Grelleys in the Middle Ages. In 1212 it was...

       (La12)
    • Marshside
      Marshside, Sefton
      Marshside is a suburb of the town of Southport, Merseyside, England, ranked by the UN as the 4th most desirable area of the European Union in which to live...

       (La10)
    • Pilling
      Pilling
      Pilling is a village and civil parish within the Wyre borough of Lancashire, England. It is north-northeast of Poulton-le-Fylde, south-southwest of Lancaster and northwest of Preston, in a part of the Fylde known as Over Wyre....

       (La6)
    • Read (La9)
    • Ribchester
      Ribchester
      Ribchester is a village and civil parish within the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England. It lies on the banks of the River Ribble, northwest of Blackburn and east of Preston.The village has a long history with evidence of Bronze Age beginnings...

       (La8)
    • Thistleton
      Thistleton, Lancashire
      Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton is a civil parish on The Fylde in Lancashire, England. It has a population of 462.The parish is in the Borough of Fylde, and contains the hamlets of Greenhalgh, Thistleton, Esprick and Corner Row. It is part of the ward of Singleton and Greenhalgh, which elects one...

       (La7)
    • Yealand
      Yealand Redmayne
      Yealand Redmayne is a village and civil parish in the English county of Lancashire. It is in the City of Lancaster district.-Community:The civil parish also includes Slack Head near Beetham and is north of its neighbouring village, Yealand Conyers...

       (La3)


    Leicestershire
    • Carlton Curlieu
      Carlton Curlieu
      Carlton Curlieu is a small village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, about eleven miles south-east of Leicester city centre, and not far from Kibworth. According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 30....

       (Lei9)
    • Goadby
      Goadby
      Goadby is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England, about 8 miles north of Market Harborough. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 43....

       (Lei8)
    • Great Dalby
      Great Dalby
      thumb|left|Great Dalby parish church of St. SwithunGreat Dalby is a small village 3 miles south of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.It has a population of between 300-400 and the parish church of St. Swithun was built during the 14th century....

       (Lei6)
    • Harby
      Harby, Leicestershire
      Harby is a village in the English county of Leicestershire.The village is pleasantly situated on the south side of the Grantham Canal.Harby is in the far north-east of the county in the Vale of Belvoir, north of the town of Melton Mowbray, south west of the town of Grantham...

       (Lei1)
    • Hathern
      Hathern
      Hathern is a large village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, England. The village itself is located in the north of the district, and is just north of Loughborough. It is served by the A6. The parish has a population of about 1,800. Nearby places are Dishley, Long...

       (Lei2)
    • Markfield
      Markfield
      Markfield is a commuter village sitting within both the National Forest and Charnwood Forest and in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England. The settlement dates back to at least the time of the Norman conquest and is mentioned in the Domesday Book under the name...

       (Lei5)
    • Packington
      Packington
      Packington is a village and civil parish in the district of North West Leicestershire. It is situated close to the A42 road and the town of Ashby de la Zouch. The population of Packington according to the 2001 UK census is 738...

       (Lei4)
    • Seagrave
      Seagrave
      Seagrave is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, England. It has a population of around 500. It is north of Sileby and close to Thrussington and Barrow upon Soar....

       (Lei3)
    • Sheepy Magna (Lei7)
    • Ullesthorpe
      Ullesthorpe
      Ullesthorpe is a small village in south Leicestershire, England. It has a population of 868.It is known for its windmill which is currently undergoing restoration. Its name comes from the Scandinavian personal name Úlfr...

       (Lei10)


    Lincolnshire
    • Beckingham
      Beckingham, Lincolnshire
      Beckingham is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies 6 miles east of Newark-on-Trent on the A17 road, and on the east bank of the River Witham....

       (L10)
    • Crowland
      Crowland
      Crowland or Croyland is a small town in south Lincolnshire, England, positioned between Peterborough and Spalding, with two sites of historical interest.-Geography:...

       (L15)
    • Eastoft
      Eastoft
      Eastoft is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It lies within the Isle of Axholme, north-east of Crowle on the A161.The 2001 census recorded a parish population of 378.-History:...

       (L1)
    • Fulbeck
      Fulbeck
      Fulbeck is a small village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies on the A607, north from Grantham and north-west from Sleaford. To the north is Leadenham, and to the south is Caythorpe.-Toponymy:...

       (L11)
    • Keelby
      Keelby
      Keelby is a village in the county of Lincolnshire, England, near the seaports of Immingham and Grimsby. It is located near the local Humberside Airport and the main road running alongside the village is the A18....

       (L3)
    • Lutton
      Lutton, Lincolnshire
      Sometimes called Lutton-Bourne, Lutton is a small village and civil parish located about south east of the town of Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England. The village of Lutton has also been known by the alternative name of Sutton St Nicholas...

       (L14)
    • Old Bolingbroke (L8)
    • Saxby All Saints
      Saxby All Saints
      Saxby All Saints is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. The parish church, dating from 1849, was designed by George Gilbert Scott. The population in 1991 was 220, and has changed little since. The village is a conservation area....

       (L2)
    • Scopwick (L9)
    • Sutterton
      Sutterton
      Sutterton is a village and rural parish in Lincolnshire. It won a Best Kept Village award in 2005.Sutterton lies approximately seven miles south-south-west of Boston, near the junction of the A16 and A17, and on the B1397 . To the north is Kirton...

       (L12)
    • Swaby
      Swaby
      Swaby is a civil parish and village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, situated about north of Spilsby, and north-west of Alford...

       (L7)
    • Swinstead
      Swinstead
      Swinstead is a small village of just over 100 households, located 5 miles west of Bourne in southern Lincolnshire. Although close to Bourne and Stamford , it lies in the Grantham post code....

       (L13)
    • Tealby
      Tealby
      Tealby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.Tealby is noted for the Tennyson d'Eyncourt family which donated the village hall and school. In the 1980s the school was used for filming the programme Nanny...

       (L5)
    • Willoughton
      Willoughton
      Willoughton is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 330. It is north of Lincoln just off the A15 and near to Kirton Lindsey....

       (L4)
    • Wragby
      Wragby
      Wragby is a small town and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is located approximately north-west from Horncastle and about north east of the city of Lincoln.- History :...

       (L6)


    Middlesex
    • Hackney
      Hackney Central
      Hackney Central is the central district of the London Borough of Hackney in London, England. It comprises the area roughly surrounding, and extending north from Mare Street. It is situated north east of Charing Cross...

       (MxL2)
    • Harmondsworth
      Harmondsworth
      Harmondsworth is a village in the London Borough of Hillingdon, close to London Heathrow Airport. The village is situated south of West Drayton.The nearest places are: Hayes, Harlington, Heathrow Airport, Longford, London, Sipson, West Drayton and Yiewsley....

       (MxL1)


    Norfolk
    • Ashwellthorpe (Nf10)
    • Blickling
      Blickling
      Blickling is a village and civil parish in the Broadland district of Norfolk, England, about north-west of Aylsham on the B1354 road. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 136 and covers . Since the 17th century the village has been concentrated in two areas, around the church and...

       (Nf3)
    • Docking
      Docking, Norfolk
      Docking is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk and contains the highest point in North West Norfolk.It covers an area of and had a population of 1,150 in 469 households as of the 2001 census....

       (Nf1)
    • Garboldisham
      Garboldisham
      Garboldisham is a village and civil parish, part of Guiltcross in the Breckland district, in Norfolk, England, near the boundary with Suffolk. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 721.- Origin of name :...

       (Nf13)
  • Gooderstone
    Gooderstone
    Gooderstone is a village situated in the Breckland District of Norfolk and covers an area of with an estimated population of 390 as of 2007. It lies south west from Swaffham.Gooderstone is served by St.Georges church in the Benefice of Cockley Cley....

     (Nf8)
  • Great Snoring
    Great Snoring
    Great Snoring is a rural village in North Norfolk by the River Stiffkey, in the east of England. Its population in the 2001 census was 168, a dramatic decrease since 1841 when it was 556 .At the centre of the village is the 13th century St. Mary's Church and the Old Rectory...

     (Nf2)
  • Grimston
    Grimston, Norfolk
    Grimston is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk approximately 6 miles north-east of King's Lynn.It covers an area of and had a population of 1,952 in 823 households as of the 2001 census....

     (NF4)
  • Ludham
    Ludham
    Ludham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, in The Broads, at the end of a dyke leading to Womack Water and flowing into the River Thurne...

     (Nf6)
  • North Elmham
    North Elmham
    North Elmham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.It covers an area of and had a population of 1,428 in 624 households as of the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland....

     (Nf5)
  • Outwell
    Outwell
    Outwell is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk The village is west of Norwich, south-west of King's Lynn and north of London. The nearest town is Wisbech which is north west of the village. The Village is on the route of the A1101 Bury St. Edmunds to Long Sutton road...

     (Nf7)
  • Pulham St Mary
    Pulham St Mary
    Pulham St Mary is a village in Norfolk, approximately east of Diss and south of Norwich. It covers an area of and had a population of 866 in 365 households as of the 2001 census....

     (Nf12)
  • Reedham
    Reedham, Norfolk
    Reedham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk and within The Broads. It is situated on the north bank of the River Yare, some east of the city of Norwich, south-west of the town of Great Yarmouth and the same distance north-west of the Suffolk town of Lowestoft.The Romans...

     (Nf11)
  • Shipdham (Nf9)


  • Northamptonshire
    • Kislingbury
      Kislingbury
      Kislingbury is a village in Northamptonshire, England, about west of Northampton town centre, and close to junctions 15A and 16 of the M1 motorway.-Demographics:...

       (Nth4)
    • Little Harrowden
      Little Harrowden
      Little Harrowden is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire nearly three miles north-west of Wellingborough, off the A509 road. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 881 people....

       (Nth3)
    • Sulgrave
      Sulgrave
      Sulgrave is a village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, England, about north of Brackley.-Parish church:The Church of England parish Church of St James the Less is part of the benefice of Culworth with Sulgrave and Thorpe Mandeville and Chipping Warden with Edgcote and Moreton Pinkney.By...

       (Nth5)
    • Warmington
      Warmington, Northamptonshire
      Warmington is a village and civil parish in East Northamptonshire, England with a population of 874.The Nene Way footpath runs through it and is well signposted. It is 2½ miles east of the town of Oundle near the Cambridgeshire border and is 10 miles south west of the city of Peterborough. It has...

       (Nth1)
    • Welford
      Welford, Northamptonshire
      Welford is a village and civil parish in England. It is located on the River Avon border between the counties of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 1,016 people....

       (Nth2)


    Northumberland
    • Allendale
      Allendale, Northumberland
      Allendale is a large village in south west Northumberland, England. Allendale is within the - the second largest of the 40 AONBs in England and Wales...

       (Nb9)
    • Earsdon
      Earsdon
      Earsdon is a historical village in the borough of North Tyneside in the county of Tyne and Wear, England. It sits on the border of Northumberland to which is was historically part of, and is approximately two miles from Whitley Bay....

       (Nb6)
    • Ellington
      Ellington, Northumberland
      Ellington is a small village on the coast of Northumberland, England. Ellington is four miles from Ashington, six miles from Morpeth and twenty miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne....

       (Nb4)
    • Embleton
      Embleton, Northumberland
      Embleton village in the English county of Northumberland is about half-a-mile from the bay that carries its name. The sandy beach is backed by dunes where a variety of flowers bloom: bluebells, cowslips, burnet roses and, to give it its common name, bloody cranesbill, amongst others. Dunstanburgh...

       (Nb2)
    • Haltwhistle
      Haltwhistle
      Haltwhistle is a small town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, situated east of Brampton, near Hadrian's Wall, and the villages of Plenmeller, Rowfoot and Melkridge...

       (Nb7)
    • Heddon-on-the-Wall
      Heddon-on-the-Wall
      Heddon-on-the-Wall is a village just outside Throckley, Northumberland, England, located on Hadrian's Wall. Heddon-on-the-Wall is roughly nine miles west of the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne...

       (Nb8)
    • Lowick
      Lowick, Northumberland
      Lowick is a village in Northumberland, England. It appears in records as early as 1181 as Lowich, and in 1242 as Lowyc. The name derives from Old English meaning settlement on the River Low.-Landmarks:...

       (Nb1)
    • Thropton
      Thropton
      Thropton is a small village in Northumberland, England, situated about west of Rothbury near the junction of the Wreigh Burn and the River Coquet. In the village is a fine bridge over the Wreigh Burn which was built in 1811...

       (Nb3)
    • Wark on Tyne
      Wark on Tyne
      Wark on Tyne is a small village and civil parish usually called Wark in Northumberland, England about north of Hexham.The name is derived from the Viking word for Earthworks, and refers to the mound at the south of the village, where a meeting hall once stood...

       (Nb5)


    Nottinghamshire
    • Cuckney
      Cuckney
      Cuckney is a small village in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, between Worksop and Market Warsop.The A60 road connects Market Warsop and Cuckney via Cuckney Hill.-History:...

       (Nt2)
    • North Wheatley
      North Wheatley
      North Wheatley is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 489. It is located 6 miles north-east of Retford. The village has a number of 17th century brick houses. The Old Hall on Low Street/Church Hill is dated 1673, with the...

       (Nt1)
    • Oxton
      Oxton, Nottinghamshire
      Oxton is a village in Nottinghamshire, England, with a little over 500 residents.Oxton is located 5 miles west of Southwell, 5 miles north of Lowdham, 10 miles NE of Nottingham and 2 miles NE of Calverton, and lies on the B6386, and is very close to the A6097 trunk road.Oxton has a church, a post...

       (Nt4)
    • South Clifton (Nt3)


    Oxfordshire
    • Binfield Heath
      Binfield Heath
      Binfield Heath is a village and civil parish in South Oxfordshire, England. It is about southwest of Henley-on-Thames and about northeast of Reading, Berkshire.Until 2003, Binfield Heath and the hamlet of Crowsley were part of the civil parish of Shiplake....

       (O6)
    • Cuxham
      Cuxham
      Cuxham is a small village in the civil parish of Cuxham with Easington in South Oxfordshire. It is about north of Wallingford and about south of Thame.-Parish church:The Church of England parish church of the Holy Rood has a Norman bell tower...

       (O5)
    • Eynsham
      Eynsham
      Eynsham is a village and civil parish about east of Witney in Oxfordshire, England.-History:Eynsham grew up near the historically important ford of Swinford on the River Thames flood plain...

       (O4)
    • Islip
      Islip, Oxfordshire
      Islip is a village and civil parish on the River Ray, just above its confluence with the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England. It is about east of Kidlington and about north of Oxford. This village in Oxfordshire is not related to Islip, New York...

       (O3)
    • Kingham
      Kingham
      Kingham is a village and civil parish in the Cotswolds about southwest of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.-History:The Church of England parish church of Saint Andrew has a 15th century Perpendicular Gothic west tower. The remainder of the church was rebuilt in 1852-1853...

       (O1)
    • Steeple Aston
      Steeple Aston
      Steeple Aston is a village and civil parish on the edge of the Cherwell Valley in Oxfordshire, England, about west of Bicester and south of Banbury...

       (O2)


    Rutland
    • Empingham
      Empingham
      Empingham is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It lies close to the dam of Rutland Water and the A606 runs through the village...

       (R1)
    • Lyddington
      Lyddington
      Lyddington is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. There are two public houses, The Marquess of Exeter and The Old White Hart....

       (R2)


    Shropshire
    • All Stretton
      All Stretton
      All Stretton is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England.-Geography:All Stretton lies about a mile to the north of the market town of Church Stretton, on the old Shrewsbury Road - the county town is 12 miles to the north. Similarly, the small village of Little Stretton lies to the south...

       (Sa7)
    • Chirbury
      Chirbury
      Chirbury is a village in Shropshire, England, situated close to the Wales-England border. It is about 3 miles east of Montgomery and 7 miles south of Welshpool, at the junction of the A490 and B4386 roads...

       (Sa6)
    • Clun
      Clun
      Clun is a small town in Shropshire, England. The town is located entirely in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 2001 census recorded 642 people living in the town...

       (Sa9)
    • Diddlebury
      Diddlebury
      Diddlebury is a small village and civil parish in Shropshire, England lying in Corvedale on the B4368 road about 5 miles north east of Craven Arms....

       (Sa10)
    • Hilton
      Hilton, Shropshire
      Hilton is a village in Shropshire, England....

       (Sa8)
    • Kinlet
      Kinlet
      Kinlet is a civil parish of Shropshire, England. Most of the land within Kinlet, including Kinlet Church and Kinlet Hall, are the inheritance of the Childe family. The Hall had formerly been held by the Blount family and subsequently the Lacon family, and dates back to the Domesday Book...

       (Sa11)
    • Kynnersley
      Kynnersley
      Kynnersley is a village in Shropshire, England.Kynnersley lies in the borough of Telford and Wrekin, in a remote, rural location north of Telford....

       (Sa5)
    • Llanymynech
      Llanymynech
      Llanymynech is a village straddling the border between Montgomeryshire/Powys, Wales and Shropshire, England about 9 miles north of the Welsh town of Welshpool. The name is Welsh for "Church of the Monks"....

       (Sa3)
    • Montford (Sa4)
    • Prees
      Prees, Shropshire
      Prees is a village and civil parish in north Shropshire, near the border between England and Wales. Its name is Celtic and means "brushwood"....

       (Sa2)
    • Weston Rhyn
      Weston Rhyn
      Weston Rhyn is a large village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. It lies between the towns of Chirk, in Wales, and Oswestry, in England....

       (Sa1)


    Somerset
    • Blagdon
      Blagdon
      Blagdon is a village and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Somerset, within the unitary authority of North Somerset, in England. It is located in the Mendip Hills, a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. According to the 2001 census it has a population of 1,172...

       (So1)
    • Brompton Regis
      Brompton Regis
      Brompton Regis is a village and civil parish in the West Somerset district of Somerset, England about north-east of Dulverton. It is situated on the River Haddeo in the Brendon Hills within the Exmoor National Park, close to Wimbleball Lake, a water supply reservoir constructed in the 1970s and...

       (So9)
    • Coleford
      Coleford, Somerset
      Coleford is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated on the Mells River in the Mendip Hills five miles west of Frome. The village has a population of 2,350.-History:...

       (So4)
  • Horsington
    Horsington, Somerset
    Horsington is a village and parish in Somerset, England, situated south of Wincanton and north of Templecombe in the South Somerset district. The village lies on the edge of Horsington Marsh, part of the Blackmore Vale...

     (So11)
  • Merriott
    Merriott
    Merriott is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, near the town of Crewkerne and west of Yeovil in the South Somerset district. The village has a population of 2,020....

     (So13)
  • Pitminster
    Pitminster
    Pitminster is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated south of Taunton in the Taunton Deane district. The village has a population of 929. The parish also includes the villages of Angersleigh, Blagdon or Blagdon Hill and Staplehay...

     (So12)
  • Stogumber
    Stogumber
    Stogumber is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, on the eastern flank of the Brendon Hills. Besides Stogumber village itself, the parish includes the hamlets of Ashbeer, Capton, Escott, Higher Vexford, Kingswood, Lower Vellow, Lower Vexford, Preston, and Vellow.-History:The name comes...

     (So7)
  • Stogursey
    Stogursey
    Stogursey is the name of a small village and civil parish in the Quantock Hills in Somerset, England. It is situated from Nether Stowey, and west of Bridgwater...

     (So6)
  • Stoke St Gregory
    Stoke St Gregory
    Stoke St Gregory is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated east of Taunton in the Taunton Deane district. The parish has a population of 920, and includes the hamlet of Stathe.-History:...

     (So10)
  • Wedmore
    Wedmore
    Wedmore is a village and civil parish in the county of Somerset, England. It is situated on raised ground, in the Somerset Levels between the River Axe and River Brue, often called the Isle of Wedmore. It forms part of Sedgemoor district...

     (So3)
  • Weston
    Weston
    There are many places called Weston:-Australia:* Weston, Australian Capital Territory* Weston Creek, Canberra* Weston Park, Canberra* Weston, New South Wales, a suburb of the City of Cessnock-Canada:* Weston, Nova Scotia* Weston, Ontario...

     (So1)
  • Withypool
    Withypool
    Withypool is a small village in Somerset, England, near the centre of Exmoor National Park and close to the border with Devon. The word Withy means Willow...

     (So8)
  • Wootton Courtenay
    Wootton Courtenay
    Wootton Courtenay is a village and civil parish on Exmoor in the West Somerset district of Somerset, England. The parish includes the village of Huntscott.-History:Wootton was part of the hundred of Carhampton.-Governance:...

     (So5)


  • Staffordshire
    • Alton
      Alton, Staffordshire
      Alton is a village in the county of Staffordshire, England. It is noted for the theme park Alton Towers, built around the site of Alton Mansion , which was owned by the Earls of Shrewsbury and designed by Augustus Pugin....

       (St3)
    • Barlaston
      Barlaston
      Barlaston is a village and civil parish in the borough of Stafford in the county of Staffordshire, England. It is roughly halfway between the city of Stoke-on-Trent and the small town of Stone. According to the 2001 census the population of the parish was 2,659.-History:The old parish church of...

       (St4)
    • Edingale
      Edingale
      Edingale is a village and civil parish in Lichfield District, Staffordshire, England. It lies on the River Mease, around north of Tamworth close to the border with Derbyshire. In 2001 the parish had a population of 598.-The village:...

       (St9)
    • Ellenhall
      Ellenhall
      Ellenhall is a small Staffordshire village roughly 2.5 miles south of Eccleshall originally comprising part of the extensive estates of the Earl of Lichfield. The village consists of a scattered community of cottages, a hall, and several farms...

       (St5)
    • Himley
      Himley
      Himley is a village located in Staffordshire, England. It is most notable for being the location of Himley Hall and the location of the death or capture of a group of conspirators following the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.- The area :...

       (St11)
    • Hoar Cross
      Hoar Cross
      Hoar Cross is a small village and civil parish in the Borough of East Staffordshire, situated approximately seven miles west of Burton upon Trent....

       (St6)
    • Lapley
      Lapley
      Lapley is a small English village situated in Staffordshire some 3.5 miles SW by Wof Penkridge, 1.5 miles east of Wheaton Aston, 0.5 miles northeast of the Shropshire Union Canal, 1.5 miles north of Watling Street and 6 miles SSW of Stafford...

       (St8)
    • Mavesyn Ridware
      Mavesyn Ridware
      Mavesyn Ridware is a small village and civil parish in Lichfield District, Staffordshire, England. The parish also includes the villages of Hill Ridware, Rake End, Pipe Ridware and Blithbury, all of which lie between the River Trent and a small tributary, the River Blithe...

       (St7)
    • Mow Cop
      Mow Cop
      Mow Cop is an isolated village which straddles the Cheshire–Staffordshire border, and is thus divided between the North West and West Midlands regions of England...

       (St2)
    • Warslow
      Warslow
      Warslow is a small village in Staffordshire, England. It is located in the Peak District National Park about north of Ashbourne.Although in the county of Staffordshire, the village lies close to the Derbyshire border, and in fact has a Derbyshire postal address, i.e...

       (St1)
    • Wigginton
      Wigginton, Staffordshire
      Wigginton is a village in the district of Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England. It lies about north of Tamworth.-History:The name Wigginton is believed to come from Old English, and to mean Wicga's farm...

       (St10)


    Suffolk
    • Kedington
      Kedington
      Kedington is a village located between Clare and Haverhill in south-west Suffolk.Known as Kidituna in the Domesday Book , there were 280 people living there at that time....

       (Sf4)
    • Kersey
      Kersey, Suffolk
      Kersey is a village and a civil parish in the Babergh district in Suffolk, in the east of England. The main street has a ford across a stream. Its principal claim to fame is that a coarse woollen cloth called Kersey cloth takes its name from it...

       (Sf5)
    • Mendlesham
      Mendlesham
      Mendlesham, Suffolk is a small village with 1328 inhabitants, north east of Stowmarket and from LondonMendlesham is known for its large street fair which is held on every May Day bank holiday. Mendlesham has a popular community newsletter, and a good primary school. There are two public houses in...

       (Sf2)
    • Tuddenham
      Tuddenham
      Tuddenham is a village and civil parish in the Forest Heath district of Suffolk in eastern England. In 2005 it had a population of 450.Between 1943 and 1963, RAF Tuddenham was a Royal Air Force airfield close to the village...

       (Sf1)
    • Yoxford
      Yoxford
      Yoxford is a village in the east of Suffolk, England close to the Heritage Coast, Minsmere Reserve , Aldeburgh and Southwold.-Location and features:...

       (Sf3)


    Surrey
    • Coldharbour
      Coldharbour, Surrey
      Coldharbour is a village in Surrey UK. It is situated on Leith Hill in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Europa Oil & Gas has submitted a planning application to Surrey County Council to explore for oil and gas in Coldharbour....

       (Sr3)
    • East Clandon
      East Clandon
      East Clandon is a village and parish in Surrey, England on the A246 between the towns of Guildford to the west and Leatherhead to the east. Neighbouring villages include West Clandon and West Horsley....

       (Sr2)
    • Outwood
      Outwood, Surrey
      Outwood is a village in the Surrey weald. It is home to the oldest working windmill in England. The village lies to the east of the M23 which runs between the M25 and London Gatwick Airport. A neighbouring village is Smallfield....

       (Sr4)
    • Thursley
      Thursley
      Thursley is a small village in Surrey. It lies just west of the A3 running between Milford and Hindhead. Neighbouring villages include Rushmoor, Bowlhead Green and Brook. Thursley is in south-west Surrey, in south-east England...

       (Sr5)
    • Walton-on-the-Hill
      Walton-on-the-Hill
      Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, is a village in England, situated midway between Reigate and Epsom, just inside the M25 orbital motorway around London. It is situated close to the larger village of Tadworth. Other neighbouring villages include: Kingswood, Burgh Heath, Headley and Box Hill...

       (Sr1)


    Sussex
    • East Harting
      East Harting
      East Harting is a hamlet in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies on the South Harting to Elsted road 4 miles southeast of Petersfield....

       (Sx2)
    • Firle
      Firle
      For the suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, see Firle, South Australia.Firle is a village and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. Firle refers to an old-English/Anglo-Saxon word fierol meaning overgrown with oak...

       (Sx6)
    • Fletching
      Fletching, East Sussex
      Fletching is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England. It is located three miles to the north-west of Uckfield, near one of the entrances to Sheffield Park. The A272 road crosses the parish. The settlement of Piltdown is part of the parish...

       (Sx4)
    • Horam
      Horam
      Horam is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, situated three miles south of Heathfield. Included in the parish are the settlements of Vines Cross and Burlow.-History:...

       (Sx5)
    • Sutton
      Sutton, West Sussex
      Sutton is a village and civil parish in the District of Chichester in West Sussex, England, located six kilometres south of Petworth and east of the A285 road.The parish has a land area of 920 hectares...

       (Sx3)
    • Warnham
      Warnham
      Warnham is a village and civil parish in the Horsham district of West Sussex, England. The village is some three kilometres north west of central Horsham to the west of the A24 road...

       (Sx1)


    Warwickshire
    • Aston Cantlow
      Aston Cantlow
      Aston Cantlow is a village and civil parish in the Stratford district of Warwickshire, England, on the River Alne. It lies north-west of Stratford, and north-east of Wilmcote. The parish stretching across the valley of the Alne includes the villages of Aston Cantlow, Little Alne, Shelfield, and...

       (Wa5)
    • Hockley Heath
      Hockley Heath
      Hockley Heath is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, West Midlands, England. The parish is to the south of the West Midlands conurbation, from Birmingham from Solihull and from Stratford on Avon...

       (Wa2)
    • Lighthorne
      Lighthorne
      Lighthorne is a village in Warwickshire, England. It is about south of Leamington Spa.Lighthorne is a small village in a valley and is near Moreton Morrell, Kineton and Wellesbourne....

       (Wa6)
    • Napton on the Hill (Wa4)
    • Nether Whitacre
      Nether Whitacre
      Nether Whitacre is a small village in the North Warwickshire district of the county of Warwickshire in England.It is one of 'The Whitacres' - Nether Whitacre, Over Whitacre and Whitacre Heath although Whitacre Heath is actually the heath of Nether Whitacre and not a separate parish.The village...

       (Wa1)
    • Shipston-on-Stour
      Shipston-on-Stour
      Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. It is in the northern part of the Cotswolds, close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire....

       (Wa7)
    • Stoneleigh
      Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
      Stoneleigh is a small village in Warwickshire, England on the River Sowe, about 5 miles south of Coventry and 5 miles north of Leamington Spa. The village is situated about northeast of the confluence of the River Sowe and the River Avon.Stoneleigh does not have a public house...

       (Wa3)

    Westmorland
    • Great Strickland
      Great Strickland
      Great Strickland is a village and civil parish in the Eden Valley between the Cumbrian mountains in the west and the Pennines in the east. It is south east of Penrith, and is in the former county of Westmorland....

       (We1)
    • Patterdale
      Patterdale
      Patterdale is a small village and civil parish in the eastern part of the English Lake District in the Eden District of Cumbria, and the long valley in which they are found, also called the Ullswater Valley....

       (We2)
    • Soulby (We3)
    • Staveley-in-Kendal
      Staveley, Cumbria
      Staveley is a village in the District of South Lakeland in Cumbria, England. It is situated northwest of Kendal where the River Kent is joined by its tributary the Gowan.-Geography:...

       (We4)


    Wiltshire
    • Ashton Keynes
      Ashton Keynes
      Ashton Keynes is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, near the border with Gloucestershire, about 6 miles south of Cirencester and 4 miles north of Cricklade. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,420. The village lies within the Cotswold Water Park and is...

       (W1)
    • Avebury (W3)
    • Burbage
      Burbage, Wiltshire
      Burbage is a village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, England. It is about south of Marlborough and west of Newbury.-Local government:...

       (W4)
    • Fovant
      Fovant
      Fovant is a medium-sized village and civil parish in southwest Wiltshire, England. It is located between Salisbury and Shaftesbury on the A30 road in the Nadder valley. Its name is derived from the Old English Fobbefunta, meaning "spring of a man called Fobbe"...

       (W8)
    • Netheravon
      Netheravon
      Netheravon is a village and civil parish on the River Avon, about north of the town of Amesbury in Wiltshire.-Notable people:The writer Frank Sawyer , although born in Bulford, spent most of his life in Netheravon as river keeper River Avon and died on the banks of the river near the parish church...

       (W6)
    • Steeple Ashton
      Steeple Ashton
      Steeple Ashton is a village and a civil parish in Wiltshire, England.-Description:Steeple Ashton today is a busy village. It has an award winning local shop, run by a small army of volunteers, a thriving pub, a football team, an active Trust supporting the Church which organises events, a day...

       (W5)
    • Sutton Benger
      Sutton Benger
      Sutton Benger is a small village in the county of Wiltshire in England located North East of Chippenham. In the Survey of English Dialects, the recording from the village was one of the furthest away from Standard English that was recorded. The village was the home of shopkeeper Joseph Fry,...

       (W2)
    • Sutton Veny
      Sutton Veny
      Sutton Veny is a small village situated in the Wylye Valley, about 2 miles south east of the town of Warminster in Wiltshire, England. 'Sutton' means south farmstead in relation to Norton Bavant, one mile to the north...

       (W7)
    • Whiteparish
      Whiteparish
      Whiteparish is a village and civil parish about southeast of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England. The village is about from the county boundary with Hampshire. The United Kingdom Census 2010/2011 census recorded a parish population of 2918....

       (W9)


    Worcestershire
    • Bretforton
      Bretforton
      Bretforton is a rural village in Worcestershire, England. Bretforton is east of Evesham, in the Vale of Evesham. It is the largest farming village around Evesham. At the 2001 census, Bretforton had a population of 1,023 in 428 households...

       (Wo7)
    • Clifton upon Teme (Wo4)
    • Earl's Croome (Wo5)
    • Hanbury
      Hanbury, Worcestershire
      Hanbury is a small rural village in Worcestershire, England near Droitwich Spa and the M5 motorway.- History :Although some flint tools of indeterminate date have been found in the parish the main feature surviving from prehistory is the iron age hill fort on Church Hill...

       (Wo3)
    • Hartlebury
      Hartlebury
      Hartlebury is a village in Worcestershire, England. It is a few miles south of Kidderminster and is in Wychavon district. The village registered a population of 2,549 in the Census 2001.The railway station is about half a mile to the east of the village....

       (Wo2)
    • Offenham
      Offenham
      Offenham is a large rural village and civil parish in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire, England, located about three miles east of Evesham, in the Vale of Evesham. The River Avon flows through Offenham. The civil parish extends beyond the area of the settlement of Offenham and includes...

       (Wo6)
    • Romsley
      Romsley, Worcestershire
      Romsley is a village and civil parish in the Bromsgrove District of Worcestershire, England, on the east side of the Clent Hills about 4 miles south of Halesowen. As of 2001 it has a population of 1,601....

       (Wo1)


    Yorkshire
    City of York
    • York
      York
      York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence...

       (Y19)
    NEWLIN

    East Riding
    • Nafferton
      Nafferton
      Nafferton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately north east of Driffield town centre and lies just south of the A614 road....

       (Y20)
    • Newbald
      Newbald
      Newbald is a civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.It is situated approximately west of the market town of Beverley and covering an area of .The civil parish is formed by the village of North Newbald and the hamlet of South Newbald....

       (Y25)
    • Rillington
      Rillington
      Rillington is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England.-Transport:Rillington is on the A64 road, approximately 3 miles east of Malton and south-west of Scarborough....

       (near Norton-on-Derwent
      Norton-on-Derwent
      Norton-on-Derwent, commonly referred to as 'Norton', is a town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. Norton borders the market town of Malton, and is divided by the River Derwent...

      ) (Y11)
    • Welwick
      Welwick
      Welwick is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately south of the town of Withernsea and south east of the village of Patrington on the B1445 road from Patrington to Easington.The civil parish is formed by the...

       (Y28)
    NEWLIN

    North Riding
    • Askrigg
      Askrigg
      Askrigg is a small village and civil parish in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is part of the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England...

       (Y7)
    • Bedale
      Bedale
      Bedale is a market town and civil parish in the district of Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England. It lies north of Leeds, southwest of Middlesbrough, and south west of the county town of Northallerton...

       (Y8)
    • Borrowby
      Borrowby, Hambleton
      Borrowby is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated halfway between Thirsk and Northallerton, about north of York, in an area called the Vale of Mowbray, a low-lying agricultural landscape shaped by the last glaciation, that lies between two...

       (Y9)
    • Easingwold
      Easingwold
      Easingwold is a small market town and a civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 4,233.It is located north of York, at the foot of the Howardian Hills....

       (Y16)
    • Egton
      Egton
      Egton is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England about west of Whitby. There is a nearby village called Egton Bridge which is home to Egton railway station. The village was included in the Survey of English Dialects. Unlike the other sites, a full book...

       (Y4)
    • Helmsley
      Helmsley
      Helmsley is a market town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. The town is located at the point where the valleys of Bilsdale and Ryedale leave the higher moorland and join the flat Vale of Pickering. It is situated on the River Rye and lies on the A170 road, east...

       (Y10)
    • Melsonby
      Melsonby
      Melsonby is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies a few miles west of the A1 motorway.-Murder of Diana Garbutt:...

       (Y1)
    • Muker
      Muker
      Muker is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. Situated in Swaledale, one of the Yorkshire Dales, its name...

       (Y6)
    • Skelton
      Skelton-in-Cleveland
      Skelton-in-Cleveland is a small town in the civil parish of Skelton and Brotton in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire in the North East of England. It is situated at the foot of the Cleveland Hills and about east of Middlesbrough. Skelton is...

       (Y3)
    • Stokesley
      Stokesley
      Stokesley is a small market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies on the River Leven. Stokesley is located about two miles south of the boundary of the borough of Middlesbrough and ten miles south of Middlesbrough town centre. Stokesley is located...

       (Y2)
    NEWLIN

    West Riding
    • Burton-in-Lonsdale (Y12)
    • Carleton
      Pontefract
      Pontefract is an historic market town in West Yorkshire, England. Traditionally in the West Riding, near the A1 , the M62 motorway and Castleford. It is one of the five towns in the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield and has a population of 28,250...

       (Y27)
    • Cawood
      Cawood
      Cawood is a large village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England that is notable as the finding-place of the Cawood sword....

       (Y24)
    • Dent
      Dent (Lonsdale)
      Dent is a small village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, nestling in a narrow valley on the western slopes of the Pennines within the Yorkshire Dales National Park...

       (Y5)
    • Ecclesfield
      Ecclesfield
      Ecclesfield is a suburb and civil parish in the City of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England, about north of Sheffield City Centre. At the 2001 census the civil parish— which also includes the Sheffield suburbs of Chapeltown, Grenoside, High Green, and formerly Thorpe Hesley —had a population...

       (Y32)
    • Gargrave
      Gargrave
      Gargrave is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district located along the A65, northwest of Skipton in North Yorkshire, England.It is situated on the very edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal pass through the village...

       (Y17)
    • Golcar
      Golcar
      Golcar is a village located on a hillside crest above the Colne Valley in West Yorkshire, England, west of Huddersfield, and just north of the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal...

       (Y29)
    • Grassington
      Grassington
      Grassington is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England.The town is situated in Wharfedale around from Bolton Abbey and is surrounded by limestone scenery...

       (Y14)
    • Heptonstall
      Heptonstall
      Heptonstall is a small village and civil parish within the Calderdale borough of West Yorkshire, England. The population of Heptonstall, including the hamlets of Colden and Slack, is 1,448. The town of Hebden Bridge lies directly to the southeast...

       (Y21)
    • Holmbridge (near Holmfirth
      Holmfirth
      Holmfirth is a small town located on the A6024 Woodhead Road in the Holme Valley, within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. Centred upon the confluence of the Holme and Ribble rivers, Holmfirth is south of Huddersfield and from Glossop. It mostly consists of...

      , Y30)
    • Horton in Ribblesdale
      Horton in Ribblesdale
      Horton in Ribblesdale is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated in Ribblesdale on the Settle–Carlisle Railway to the west of Pen-y-ghent....

       (Y13)
    • Leeds
      Leeds
      Leeds is a city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. In 2001 Leeds' main urban subdivision had a population of 443,247, while the entire city has a population of 798,800 , making it the 30th-most populous city in the European Union.Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial...

       (Y23)
    • Pateley Bridge
      Pateley Bridge
      Pateley Bridge is a small market town in Nidderdale in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, on the River Nidd.It has the oldest sweet shop in England and is the home of the Nidderdale Museum....

       (Y15)
    • Skelmanthorpe
      Skelmanthorpe
      Skelmanthorpe is a village in West Yorkshire, England with a population of 4,198 according to the 2001 census. It is part of the parish of Denby Dale in the Kirklees borough....

       (Y31)
    • Sheffield
      Sheffield
      Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely...

       (Y34)
    • Spofforth (Y18)
    • Thornhill
      Thornhill, West Yorkshire
      Thornhill, is a village in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. Thornhill was absorbed into Dewsbury County Borough in 1910. It is located on a hill on the south side of the River Calder, and has extensive views of Dewsbury, Ossett and Wakefield...

       (Y26)
    • Tickhill
      Tickhill
      Tickhill is a small, wealthy town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with Nottinghamshire. It has a population of 5,301.-Geography:...

       (Y33)
    • Wibsey
      Wibsey
      Wibsey is a ward in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. Wibsey is named after Wibsey village which makes up the main part of the ward...

       (Y22)
    NEWLIN

    Voices survey 2007-2010


    Following the last Survey of English Dialects, the University of Leeds has started work on a new project. In May 2007 the Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Established in April 2005 as successor to the Arts and Humanities Research Board, the Arts and Humanities Research Council is a British Research Council and non-departmental public body that provides approximately £102 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the...

     awarded a grant to a team led by Sally Johnson, Professor of Linguistics and Phonetics at Leeds University to study British regional dialects.

    Johnson's team are sifting through a large collection of examples of regional slang words and phrases turned up by the "Voices project" run by the BBC, in which the BBC invited the public to send in examples of English still spoken throughout the country. The BBC Voices project also collected hundreds of news articles about how the British speak English from swearing through to items on language schools. This information will also be collated and analysed by Johnson's team both for content and where it was reported. "Perhaps the most remarkable finding in the Voices study is that the English language is as diverse as ever, despite our increased mobility and constant exposure to other accents and dialects through television and radio." Work by the team on is project not expected to end before 2010.

    See also

    • Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects
      Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects
      The Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects was commenced in 1968 under the direction of David Parry of University College, Swansea. The aim was to record the "conservative forms" of Welsh English spoken in rural locations in Wales. The methodology was based on that used in the Survey of English Dialects...

    • Cockney
      Cockney
      The term Cockney has both geographical and linguistic associations. Geographically and culturally, it often refers to working class Londoners, particularly those in the East End...

    • Cumbrian dialect
      Cumbrian dialect
      The Cumbrian dialect is a local English dialect spoken in Cumbria in northern England, not to be confused with the extinct Celtic language Cumbric that used to be spoken in Cumbria. As in any county, there is a gradual drift in accent towards its neighbours...

    • East Anglian English
      East Anglian English
      East Anglian English is a dialect of English spoken in East Anglia. This easternmost area of England was probably home to the first-ever form of language which can be called English...

    • East Midlands English
      East Midlands English
      East Midlands English is a dialect traditionally spoken in those parts of English Midlands lying East of Watling Street...

    • Pitmatic
      Pitmatic
      Pitmatic , also colloquially known as "yakka", is a dialect of English used in the counties of Northumberland and Durham in England. It developed as a separate dialect from Northumbrian and Geordie partly due to the specialised terms used by mineworkers in the local coal pits...

    • Welsh English
      Welsh English
      Welsh English, Anglo-Welsh, or Wenglish refers to the dialects of English spoken in Wales by Welsh people. The dialects are significantly influenced by Welsh grammar and often include words derived from Welsh...

    • West Country dialects
      West Country dialects
      The West Country dialects and West Country accents are generic terms applied to any of several English dialects and accents used by much of the indigenous population of South West England, the area popularly known as the West Country....

    • West Midlands English
      West Midlands English
      West Midlands English is a group of dialects of the English language. The accent has experienced ridicule within the UK for its unusual sound. The accent is a result of extensive migration to the region during the Industrial revolution...

    • Yorkshire dialect and accent
      Yorkshire dialect and accent
      The Yorkshire dialect refers to the varieties of English used in the Northern England historic county of Yorkshire. Those varieties are often referred to as Broad Yorkshire or Tyke. The dialect has roots in older languages such as Old English and Old Norse; it should not be confused with modern slang...


    Further reading


    and expressions from the BBC Voices project which is currently being studied by the Leeds University team(2007-2020).