United Kingdom and Ireland
- The GENUKI
Gazetteer covers the whole of England, Wales and Scotland and
can be searched by place-name (or part of a place-name) or Ordnance
Survey Grid Reference (six-figure, eg NZ183848). If there are
multiple place-names matching the name you enter, you will
initially be presented with a drop-down list of the matching
place-names with their distances and bearings from London,
- A Gazetteer of British
Place Names provided by the Association of British Counties.
This comprehensive place-name index for Britain lists more than
50,000 places and gives the Ordnance Survey grid reference, the
ancient or geographical County, and current local government
information for each place name. There is comprehensive coverage of
alternative spellings (including Welsh and Gaelic versions) and
detailed notes specifically aimed at historians and genealogists.
Appendices relate present day registration districts to local
government areas and list those places which lay in a different
"registration county" to their ancient County in the 19th century.
- A searchable
database of places in the 1891 census. This covers England,
Wales and the Isle of Man and returns the County, Registration
District, Registration Sub-District, PRO Piece Number and LDS Film
- GENUKI Church Database provides an online Parish Locator
covering the whole of the UK. This includes facilities for listing
other churches and parishes within any specified distance of the
- The Ordnance Survey provide a Searchable
Gazetteer of 250,000 place names, linked to 1:25000 scale
Placename Finder from Popular Archaeology includes details of
160,000 UK places.
- The Royal mail's
Postcode Finder facility for (modern) UK Addresses.
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[Last updated: 15
Dec 2011 - Brian Randell]