Tag Archives: English Towns

Fordingbridge

Fordingbridge is a town and civil parish with a population of 5,700 on the River Avon in the New Forest District of Hampshire, England, near to the Dorset and Wiltshire borders and on the edge of the New Forest. It is 81 miles (130 km) south west of London, and 10 miles (16 km) south […]

Sutton-in-Ashfield

Sutton-in-Ashfield is a market town in the Ashfield district of Nottinghamshire, England, with a population of around 43,000. It is situated four miles west of Mansfield, close to the Derbyshire border. For demographic purposes it is part of Mansfield Urban Area, although in the separate council district of Ashfield, (based in Kirkby-in-Ashfield). To the north […]

Pewsey

Pewsey is a large village at the centre of the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire about 80 miles (130 km) west of London. It is well connected to London, the West Country and Wales being close to the M4 motorway and the A303 via the A345 which crosses the village. Also, the village is served by […]

Rainham

Rainham is a suburban town in northeast London, England, and part of the London Borough of Havering. Located 13.6 miles (21.9 km) east of Charing Cross, it is one of the locally important district centres identified in the London Plan and is surrounded by a residential area, which has grown from the historic village, to the […]

Gateshead

Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England and is the main settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. Gateshead is close to the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site. Historically part of County Durham, it lies on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne. Gateshead and Newcastle […]

Southwark

  Southwark (/ˈsʌðərk/ SUDH-ərk, Br [ˈsʌðɨk]) is a district of Central London, England, and part of the London Borough of Southwark. Situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Charing Cross, it forms one of the oldest parts of London and fronts the River Thames to the north. Southwark is home to Southwark Cathedral. Southwark historically formed […]

Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield is a town that forms an affluent middle class suburb within the city of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. It lies about 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Birmingham City Centre and borders North Warwickshire, Lichfield, Erdington, Streetly, Kingstanding and Castle Vale. In 2001, it had a population of 105,000. Historically in […]

Coleford

Coleford is a small market town in the west of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The population is recorded in the 2001 census as being 8,351. It is situated approximately four miles east of the Welsh border and close to the Wye Valley, a popular walking and canoeing area. It is the administrative centre […]

Hugh Town

Hugh Town (Cornish: Tre Huw) is the main settlement on the Isles of Scilly. The town is situated on the island of St. Mary’s It is located on a narrow isthmus which joins the peninsula known as The Garrison with the rest of the island of St. Mary’s. Hugh Town’s main street is the main […]

Sunbury-on-Thames

Sunbury-on-Thames, also known as Sunbury, is a town in the Surrey borough of Spelthorne (historically part of Middlesex), England, and part of the London commuter belt. Sunbury is located 16 miles (25 km) southwest of central London, bordered by Feltham and Hampton and flanked on the south by the River Thames. The earliest evidence of occupation […]