Starting in Washington UK, the polished sounding village is Shiney Row.
I haven't figured out the second clue but the third one is Middleton One Row.
Fourth is Lovesome Hill.
Fifth is Thornton-le-beans. Thornton is a brand of toffee.
Next comes Sheriff Hutton. Sir Leonard Hutton was an English cricketer.
I don't know about the battlefield.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria.
The only place I can find for the next one is Goole. It's on a river and has a football club called the tigers. Their training ground doesn't seem to be near the river but the clue suggests that the tigers being in a park near the river was in the past.
Next is Scunthorpe which had an explosion at the ironworks on June 1, 1974 where 28 people were killed.
Gainsborough comes next.
Then the holy city which I have no clue about, then Lincoln.
Or I could be completely wrong.