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Cities, Towns, Villages & Hamlets

How much do you know about the history of where you live? When did your town or village first appear? Why was your home built where it is? This section sets out to answer those questions and more.  

T he traditional definition of a community is;  a hamlet will have between three and twenty buildings, and no church, a village is larger with a parish church, a town has a market and a city a cathedral.

This section is regularly updated so please make frequent visits.

Place names are listed alphabetically; just click a letter to begin

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