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This form enables you to search for a building using one or more keywords from the address separated by spaces. Keywords should be significant, that is they should not contain "noise" words like "St." or "and". This can be particularly useful when you do not know which of the address fields to use. For instance, St. Margaret, Lothbury can be found by typing "Margaret Lothbury London" or just "Margaret Lothbury". It is usually unnecessary to use a county as part of a set of keywords and, since counties have changed a lot over the last hundred years, it is often not helpful. However, an explanation of the county names used by the NPOR is available.
If you do not find what you want, try fewer keywords. For instance, sometimes a church appears in the database as "Newtown Parish Church" rather than "St Mary Newtown" so just asking for "Newtown" will find it but "Mary Newtown" will not. However, not being specific enough may result in truncated output since it is cut off after 1200 entries. Try different ways of specifying what you want and you will find it - if it is there.
If you cannot find what you want, it is possible to perform a neighbourhood search for organs within a given distance from a place. Facsimile records of the responses to the Methodist Church survey in 1997 are available.