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8 rewrite to make the reasoning clear for each clue, and to provide attribution to the commenters who got the last clues
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These are:

LocationsCities in theEngland, UK

The clues hint at:

Words that can be combined with the placecity name to form compound words

In the North is

York, North Yorkshire 

(Cape York- Garment -> Cape York, A peninsula in Queensland, Australia. (Thanks to @MOehm)
- Fictional Village -> Yorkshire, The Shire being the fictional hometown of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit
- Something Novel -> New York)

In the South is

Bath, Somerset 

(Bath- Condiment -> Bath Salts,
- Indoor Space -> Bathroom,
- Something Airborne -> Bird Bath) 

In the East is

Boston, Lincolnshire 

(Boston- Dog -> Boston Terrier,
- Athletic Event -> Boston Marathon,
- Something Social -> Boston Tea Party)

In the West is

Chester, Cheshire 

(- Victory -> Winchester,
- Male Person -> Manchester, (these last two are both UK cities as well)
- Something Magnetic -> Chesterfield, Magnets produce magnetic fields, and a Chesterfield is an item of furniture. (Thanks to @HughMeyers for this one)

These are:

Locations in the UK

The clues hint at:

Words that can be combined with the place name to form compound words

In the North is

York, North Yorkshire (Cape York, Yorkshire, New York)

In the South is

Bath, Somerset (Bath Salts, Bathroom, Bird Bath)

In the East is

Boston, Lincolnshire (Boston Terrier, Boston Marathon, Boston Tea Party)

In the West is

Chester, Cheshire (Winchester, Manchester, Chesterfield)

These are:

Cities in England, UK

The clues hint at:

Words that can be combined with the city name to form compound words

In the North is

York, North Yorkshire 

- Garment -> Cape York, A peninsula in Queensland, Australia. (Thanks to @MOehm)
- Fictional Village -> Yorkshire, The Shire being the fictional hometown of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit
- Something Novel -> New York

In the South is

Bath, Somerset 

- Condiment -> Bath Salts
- Indoor Space -> Bathroom
- Something Airborne -> Bird Bath 

In the East is

Boston, Lincolnshire 

- Dog -> Boston Terrier
- Athletic Event -> Boston Marathon
- Something Social -> Boston Tea Party

In the West is

Chester, Cheshire 

- Victory -> Winchester
- Male Person -> Manchester (these last two are both UK cities as well)
- Something Magnetic -> Chesterfield, Magnets produce magnetic fields, and a Chesterfield is an item of furniture. (Thanks to @HughMeyers for this one)

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These are:

Locations in the UK

The clues hint at:

Words that can be combined with the place name to form compound words

In the North is

York, North Yorkshire (?Cape York, Yorkshire, New York)

In the South is

Bath, Somerset (Bath Salts, Bathroom, Bird Bath)

In the East is

Boston, Lincolnshire (Boston Terrier, Boston Marathon, Boston Tea Party)

In the West is

Chester, Cheshire (Winchester, Manchester, Chesterfield)

These are:

Locations in the UK

The clues hint at:

Words that can be combined with the place name to form compound words

In the North is

York, North Yorkshire (?, Yorkshire, New York)

In the South is

Bath, Somerset (Bath Salts, Bathroom, Bird Bath)

In the East is

Boston, Lincolnshire (Boston Terrier, Boston Marathon, Boston Tea Party)

In the West is

Chester, Cheshire (Winchester, Manchester, Chesterfield)

These are:

Locations in the UK

The clues hint at:

Words that can be combined with the place name to form compound words

In the North is

York, North Yorkshire (Cape York, Yorkshire, New York)

In the South is

Bath, Somerset (Bath Salts, Bathroom, Bird Bath)

In the East is

Boston, Lincolnshire (Boston Terrier, Boston Marathon, Boston Tea Party)

In the West is

Chester, Cheshire (Winchester, Manchester, Chesterfield)

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These are:

Locations in the UK

The clues hint at:

Words that can be combined with the place name to form compound words

In the North is

York, North Yorkshire (?, Yorkshire, New York)

In the South is

Bath, Somerset (Bath Salts, Bathroom, Bird Bath)

In the East is

Boston, Lincolnshire (Boston Terrier, Boston Marathon, Boston Tea Party)

In the West is

Chester, Cheshire (Winchester, Manchester, ?Chesterfield)

These are:

Locations in the UK

The clues hint at:

Words that can be combined with the place name to form compound words

In the North is

York, North Yorkshire (?, Yorkshire, New York)

In the South is

Bath, Somerset (Bath Salts, Bathroom, Bird Bath)

In the East is

Boston, Lincolnshire (Boston Terrier, Boston Marathon, Boston Tea Party)

In the West is

Chester, Cheshire (Winchester, Manchester, ?)

These are:

Locations in the UK

The clues hint at:

Words that can be combined with the place name to form compound words

In the North is

York, North Yorkshire (?, Yorkshire, New York)

In the South is

Bath, Somerset (Bath Salts, Bathroom, Bird Bath)

In the East is

Boston, Lincolnshire (Boston Terrier, Boston Marathon, Boston Tea Party)

In the West is

Chester, Cheshire (Winchester, Manchester, Chesterfield)

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