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Some articles on villages, village:

Woolstone, Milton Keynes
... Great Woolstone and Little Woolstone are two historic villages in modern Milton Keynes, ceremonial Buckinghamshire now called jointly Woolstone or The Woolstones and forming ... Until shortly after the turn of the 19th century, the villages were named Woolstone Magna (Great Woolstone) and Woolstone Parva (Little Woolstone) ... The land between the two villages is now occupied by the village cricket green ...
Vágar - Villages
... Vágar has three large villages and three small ones, but a hundred years ago there were seven ... It is also a historic village and was home to Beinta Broberg, a clergyman’s wife who was dubbed “Wicked Beinta” ... to the north is the oldest house in the village and possibly in the Faroe Islands too ...
Dearne Valley
... towns of Wombwell, Wath-upon-Dearne, Swinton, Conisbrough and Mexborough, the large villages of Ardsley, Bolton on Dearne, Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe ... of 207,726, however this region includes Barnsley and certain other smaller towns and villages that might not historically have considered themselves a part of the ...
Vitsa - History
... The establishment of the village of Vitsa is referred to in other documents from 1321 to 1361, under the name of Vezitsa ... The village is divided by a chasm in two districts that were once different villages called Ano Vitsa and Kato Vitsa (Upper and Lower Vitsa) ... These two villages were always considered, along with Monodendri, as more or less one village, due to their small distance ...
Duwamish Tribe - History - Before White Settlement - Society
... Each village had one or more cedar plank longhouse (khwaac'ál'al or syúdəbàl?txʷ) containing extended families in a social structure that foreshadowed cohousing of today ... Villages were usually located facing a beach and body of water or river navigable by canoe, near a creek and drinking water source ... Beyond the diffuse villages and anthropogenic grasslands, most land was heavily forested ...

Famous quotes containing the word villages:

    But I go with my friend to the shore of our little river, and with one stroke of the paddle, I leave the village politics and personalities, yes, and the world of villages and personalities behind, and pass into a delicate realm of sunset and moonlight, too bright almost for spotted man to enter without novitiate and probation.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Glorious, stirring sight! The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! Here today—in next week tomorrow! Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped—always somebody else’s horizon! O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my!
    Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932)

    Before the birth of the New Woman the country was not an intellectual desert, as she is apt to suppose. There were teachers of the highest grade, and libraries, and countless circles in our towns and villages of scholarly, leisurely folk, who loved books, and music, and Nature, and lived much apart with them. The mad craze for money, which clutches at our souls to-day as la grippe does at our bodies, was hardly known then.
    Rebecca Harding Davis (1831–1910)