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A settlement with public buildings, commercial establishments and private dwellings, larger than a village and having more complete and independent local government.


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BURGH A civil and administrative area incorporating a town of medieval origin.
TOWN DEFENCES Defensive fortifications, such as ramparts, ditches and stone walls, built to defend a town or city.
TOWN DITCH A ditch which forms part of a defensive barrier around a town.
TOWN HALL A large building used for the transaction of the public business of a town, the holding of courts of justice, entertainments and other activities, following the Municipal Reform Act of 1833.
TOWN QUARTER A core part of a town or city that has or had a particular set of characteristics; for example an area of high status residences or an area where a particular industry/trade was centred.
VILLAGE A settlement with private dwellings and other buildings, smaller than a town and with a simpler form of organisation and administration. Linked Data resource