James A Sharp.

A new gazetteer, or, Topographical dictionary of the British Islands and narrow seas : comprising concise descriptions of about sixty thousand places, seats, natural features, and objects of note ... and an appendix ... (Volume 1) online

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at i>. Hill. Size 4 m. by 3, or about 5000 acres,
well cultivated, with good stone; pop. 1625 + 11,
of vil. 54, some weavers ; real prop. 46007. ; for
poor 3047. Living (presb. Forfar) val. 1587., patr.
Crown ; church, on the hill side, near traces of
the british Dun-Nechtan, where Bridei the Pict
defeated Egfrid of Northumbria 685. D. House,
J. Hawkins, Esq. Fair, 3rd Wed. Mar. o. s.

Dunniker, 4 m. NNE. of Largo, E. Fife, seat of
Lady Oswald, where Oswald the patriot was born ;
near it is D. Law.

P. DUXXIXG par. 7 m. SW. of Perth-40, SE.
Perth, on Scot. Cent, rail., is a petty sess. court,
containing Newtown of Pitcairns at the end of the
Ochills, on D. Water, a branch of R. Earn ; and
was burnt 1715 by the Earl of Marr. Size 8 m.
by 4J, moorland, 1000 ft. high in part, with stone,
and pasture for speckled-faced sheep; pop. 2128
+ 8, of town 1068, some linen weavers ; houses
176, well built, with 2 chapels ; real prop. 85877. ;
for poor 2527. Living (presb. Aughterarder) val.
2397., patr. Earl of Kinnoul of Dupplin. Dun-
cruib, Lord Rollo ; Keltic, Drummond, Esq.
Terrnave (i. e. terrae navis) mound, is like a ship
bottom upwards.

DUXXIXGLEY hmlt. (88) W. Ardsley par. W.
R. York. 3 m. NE. of Dewsbury-187.

DUNNIXGTOX hmlt. (54) Salford Priors par.
S W. Warwick. 2 m. SSW. of Alcester-103. Pop.

P. DUXNIXGTOX par. ( ) Ouse and Derwent
wap. E. R. York. 4 m. E. of York-199, contains
Grimston. Acres 3110 ; pop. 7G5 + 5 ; poor r. 1247.
(York U.); real prop. 39137.; charities 757., of
which Church estate 627. St. Nicholas Rect. (Yk.)
val. 3497., patr. E. of Bridgwater's Trustees.
gS DUXXIXGTON tnshp. ( ) Beeford par. E. R.
York. 4 m. NW. of Hornsea-190. Acres 650;
pop. 79 + 1 ; poor r. 517. (Skirlaugh U.) ; real prop.

DUNXIXGWORTH hmlt. (50) Tunstall par. SE.
Suffolk, 6 m. NE. of Woodbridge-77. Pop. 25.
Living, a Rect. with Tunstall ; church, in ruins.

Dunniquoich Hill, near Inverary Cast., Mid.
Argyll, of which it has a fine view.




DUXXOCKSHAW tnshp. (88) Whalleypar. E.
Lancashire, 3 m. SW. of Burnley-211. Acres
350 ; pop. 41.

Dunnose (10) near Bonchurch, I. of Wight, S.
Hants, a bluff chalky point, about 200 ft. high,
in the Channel, between Ventnor and Luccombe
Chine, found by the Trig. Survey to be in lat.
50 37' 7-633''. The length of a degree of long, on
this parallel was also found (1806) by measurement
to be 232,914 ft. or 748 longer than the calculated
length. An arc of the meridian measured by Mudge
between this and Greenwich, is 51' 3f-567", or
313,718 ft. and to Clifton near Tickhill, W. R.
York, by a chain of 22 triangles, 2 50' 23-497", or
1,036,409 ft. ; later still Gen. Colby having ex-
tended this line thro' Kelly Law Fife. Cowhvthe
Banff, to Balta Shetld. Islds. finds it to be
10 7' 55-28".

S3. DUXXOTAR par. E. Kincardine, containing
Stonehaven-94, and Crawton, where R. Carron falls
into the N. Sea, has on the cliffs, 160ft. high, the
fine ruined towers, hall, walls, etc. of the castle b. by
Sir W. Keith (Edw. I.), taken from the English
1296 by Wallace who burnt 4000 in it, fortified
1336 by Edw. III. but taken by the Murrays,
besieged 1645 by Montrose, taken 1651 by Crom-
well's troops (when the Scottish regalia which had
been placed here, were hid by governor Ogilvie in
Kinwell ch.), and dismantled 1715. Acres 8150,
divided by the How, a hollow of Mearns which
begins here ; pop. 1873 + 2 ; real prop. 78027. ; for
poor 4327. Living (presb. Fordoun) val. 2337.,
patr. Crown. The castle belongs to the Keiths of
Ravelstone, and has the whigs' vault where many
presbyterians were confined in Ch. II.'s time.
See ' Old Mortality.'

Dunodeer, or I)undore, Hill, at Insch, SE.
Aberdeen, is round: topped, and 300 ft. high, with
very good pasture, and remains of a vitrified fort,
which belonged, they say, to K. Gregory, about

Dunolly House, at Oban harb. N. Argyll, belongs
to Macdougall of Lorn, and has near it remains of
their castle, which was restored after forfeiture
1715, and commands a fine view over L. Etive, etc.

P. Duxoox par. Cowal dist. SE. Argyll. 21 m.
S. of Inverary-104, a bathing place on R. Clyde,
including Kilmun, was latterly the seat of the
bishops of Lismore, and has a ruined castle of the
Argylls, granted by Bruce. Size 24 m. by 2 ;
pop. 4211; real prop. 15,7717.; for poor 6287.
Living (D. presb.) val. 2757., patr. Duke of Argyll.
fit D. PRESBYTERY, synod of Argyll, contains
Dunoon*, Inverchaolain, Kilfinnan*, Kilmodan*,
Kingarth*, Lochgoilhead, Rothesay*, N. Bute*,
Strachur*. Ditto Free Church, contains those
marked * and Inverary, Kilmun, Lochgilphead,
N. Knapdale.

Dunowen House (144) 4 m. S. of Clonakilty, S.
Cork, G. Sandes, Esq. near D. Head and D. Castle

Dunpender Hill, in Prestonkirk par. N. Had-

Dunpiuiil Cnstle, at Edenkcillie, Elgin, on a
rock by It. Divie, belonged to the Dunbars.

DUXQIHX par. (42, 52) Corkaquiny bar. W.
Kerry, 7 m. SW. of Dingle-220, near Dunmoro
head, where part of the Armada was wrecked.
Acres 4397, with mountain and bog ; pop. 1394 + 3,
fishermen, etc. Living, a Vic. with Marhyn.

Dunran (19) Newcastle bar. E. Wicklow, under
D. Hill, 1122 ft. high, near Newtown Mount
Kennedy, is a fine well-wooded defile, with some
fantastic granite rocks, leading to the Devil's Glen.

Dunraven Castle (36) 5 m. S. of Bridgend, -8.
Glamorgan, on the coast, seat of Earl of Dun-





raven, through the Wyndhams, and formerly of
the Butlers and Vaiighans, was, under the name
of Dindryfan, the seat of Caradoc or Caractacus,
and other welsh princes ; and is a meet for the
Cowbridge harriers.

Dunraymond (18) 3 m. NW. of Ballybay, Mid.
Monaghan, T. M. Cullagh, Esq.

DUNREGGAN vil. Glencairn par. W. Dumfries.
near Minihive-G8. Pop. 277.

DUNKIDGE, or DRUKIDGE, hmlt. ( ) Wid-
drington chplrv. E. Northmbrld. 8 m. NE. of
Morpeth-239, oh D. Bay. Pop. 58.

DUNIIIE vil. (18) Innishowen bar. N. Donegal,
6 m. NW. of Buncrana-157, is a coast -gd. station,
with a fort.

Dunrobin Castle, near Golspie, 5. Sutherld.
Duke of Sutherland, was begun about 1100, and
has large plantations, with a Picts' house near it.


P. DUNROSSNESS par. in the <S. Shetland Mds.
20 m. ( ?) S. by W. of Lenvick, near Fitful hd. and
Sumburgh hcl. light, includes Cunningsburgh,
Sandwick, Fair isle in Queendale bay, where the
admiral of the Armada was wrecked 1588. Size
, bare and mossy sandstone, with traces of iron,
copper, lead, manganese, also fish, wildfowl,
eagles, swans (in winter); pop. 4494 + 9; real
prop. 1922Z. ; for poor 121Z. Living (presb. Lerwk.)
val. 208/., pair. Earl of Zetland.

Duns House ( ) 6 m. N. of Bellingham, Mid.

Dunsaich Castle, near Sleat sound, Skye, W.

Dunsandle (97) near Loughrea, Mid. Galway,
scat of the Dalys, to whom it gives title of baron.

DUNSANY par. (37) Skreen bar. Mid. Mcath,
a police station, 4 m. NW. of Dunshaughlin-17.
Acres 964 ; pop. 175, decreasing. Living, a Rect.
with Tara. D. Castle, seat of the Plunkets,
who take from it title of baron, was b. 12th cent.
but is much altered.

Dunsboro House (8) 6 m. NE. of Guildford,
NW^. Surrey.

Dunsbrook River (20-1) rises near Holland
Down, N. Devon, and runs 10 m. to II. Ex, near

DUNSBY par. (70) Aveland wap. S.Lincoln. 4 m.
N. of Bourn-97, near Carr Dyke. Acres 2420 ;
pop. 195 + 2; poor r. 632. (Bourn U.); real prop.
3890Z. St. Andrew Rect. (Line.) val. 189/., patr.
Charter House, London. g3" DUNSBY par. (70)
Flaxwell wap. Mid. Lincoln. 5 m. NNW. of Slea-
ford-115, is joined to BHAUNCEWELL. Pop. of
hmlt. 18.

Dunscomb (22) 2 m. SE. of Crediton, Mid.
Devon, was seat of Sir T. Bodley, founder of the
Bodleian lib. Oxford.

DUNSCROFT hmlt. (88) Hatfield tnshp. W. R.
York. 3 m. SW. of Thorne-166.

P. DUNSCOKE par. 4 m. S. of Minihive-68,
W. Dumfries, on E. Cairn, or Cluden, between
Es. Urr and Nith, includes Cottack, and Friar's
Carse farm which belonged 1792 to Burns, who
here managed the first village library established
in Scotland. Size 12m. by 2, hilly; pop. 1517
+ 3; real prop. 92 161. ; for poor 3717. Living
(presb. Dumfr.) val. 171 L, patr. Crown.

DUNSDEN liberty (13) Sonning par. SE. Ox-
ford. 3 m. SSW. of Henley-35, is joined to EYE.

P. DUNSE par. in the Merse, Mid. Berwick.
15m. W. of Berwick, 44 from Edinb. including
Boston, is a burgh of baron}' belonging to the
Hays, a petty ses. (for a time, up to 1696, the
county) town, on E. Whitadder, under D. Law
(630 ft. high) in Lammermuir, where Leslie en-
camped 1639 to resist the episcopacy of Ch. I. Size

8 m. by 5, rising 900 ft. at Cockburn Law (which
has Edwin's Hall on it), with whinstone, etc. ;
pop. 3162, of town 1939, many weavers ; houses
448, with 2 chapels, town-hall in the pointed stvle
by Gillespie (having a portrait of Duns Scotus,
born 1274 at Grueldykes farm), 2 banks, savings
bank, masonic lodge, schools; real prop. 15,978Z. ;
for poor 1001Z. Living (D. presb.) val. 292Z.,
patr. W. Hay, Esq. of D. Castle, which was reb.
on the site of Earl Eandolph's, and has portraits
of the Setons, etc. and a tine prospect. Boston,
author of the " Crook in the Lot," etc. and Dr.
M'Crie (1772-1835), were natives. A hoopoe was
killed here Sept. 1790 ; and at Nisbet, Lord Sin-
clair's, is D. Spa. The Berwicksh. hounds hunt
round here. Fairs, 1st Th. June, Aug. Nov.,
cattle ; also for sheep and pigs, quarterly.

Dunseverick Castle (3) near Giant's Causewav,
N. Antrim, the ruined seat of the O'Cahaus and

DUNSFOLB par. (8) First Blackheath hund.
SW. Surrey, 5 m. SSE. of Godalming-33, near
Arun and Wey canal. Acres 4240, part common ;
pop. C69 + 10 ; poor r. 502Z. (Hambledon U.) ; real
prop. 2963Z. St. Mary Rect. (Win.) val. 471Z.,
patr. Ld. Chancellor.

DUNSFOED par. (22) Wonford hund. Mid.
Devon. 7 m. WSW. of Exeter-164, on E. Teign.
Acres 6560 ; pop. 925 + 2 ; poor r. 280Z. (St.
Thomas U.) ; real prop. 5182Z. ; charities 24Z. St.
Mary Vic. (Exet.) val. 297Z., patr. B. Fulford,
Esq. of Gt. Fulford, which was garrisoned for
Chas. I. ij D. DEANERY, archdy. and dioc. of
Exeter, contains the benefices marked in Wonford
hund. with Ashton rect., Doddescombleigh r.
Fair, Mon. after 8 Sept.

Dunsford House (7) 1 m. S. of Wandsworth,
NE. Surrey, on E. Wandle.

DUNSFORT par. (38-9, 45) Lecale bar. SE.
Down, 6 m. SE. of Downpatrick-94, on Strangford
lough. Acres 4238, fertile, including Gun's islcl. ;
pop. 1450, decreasing. Living, a Vic. (Dn. C.
D.) val. 195Z., patr. Bishop.

DUNSFORTH, LOWER, tnshp. ( ) Aldboro' par.
W. R. York. 3 m. SE. of Boroughbridge-206, on

E. Ure. Acres 960 ; pop. 116 ; poor r. 22/. ; real
prop. 2740Z. St. Mary Cur. (Pec.) val. 51Z., patr.
Vicar, igg" D., UPPER, tnshp. ( ) with Bran-
ton Green, as above, 1 m. S. Acres 900 ; pop.
163 ; poor r. 38Z. (Gt. Ouseburn Incorp.).

Dunsgrebin, near Inverness, NE. Invern. a
british fort.

P. DUNSIIAUGIILIX par. (38, 44) Eatoath bar.
S. Meath, 12 m. SE. of Navan, 17 from Dub-
lin, a sessions, and police station, had an ab-
bey found. 15th cent, by St. Seachlan. Acres
3263 ; pop. 1581 + 4, of town, once incorporated,
524, decreasing ; houses 88, with court house,
dispensarv, chapel, Union p. house. Living, a
Vic. (Meath) with Eathregan, val. 332Z., patr.
Crown. In the Black bog of Lagore a vast
store of animal and other remains were lately
discovered, including those of the long-horned
or native ox, the polled or hornless ox, the pig,
horse, ass, deer, four-horned sheep, wolf-dog, iron
swords and knives, querns, axes, chains, pots,
mirrors, shears, brooches, buckles, bracelets,
wooden combs, toothpicks, etc. Dunsh. P. L.
Union, contains 12 elect, divs. in Meath and
Dublin, with 26 guardians ; acres 108,317, pop.
20,985, ho. room for 596, cases relieved (1847-8)
1079 (besides 4407 out-door), expend. 7320Z.,
prop, rated 118,486Z. Fairs, 13 May, 11 Julv,
14 Oct. and 10 Nov.

P. DUNSHILT, 2 in. N. of Falkland, Mid. Fife.
on K. Eden.


Dunsinane mil, Collacc par. E. Perth. 9 m. NE.
of Perth, near the Sidlaw range, is 1 1 14 or 1084 ft.
high, with traces of Macbeth's castle on the top,
looking towards Dirnani hill 12 m. N\V.; near it
are the Witches' stone, the Langman's grave, etc.
]). House, J. Nairae, Esq., formerly of Lord Dun-

DUNSINK vil. (14) Castleknock bar. N.Duljlin,
4 m. NW. of Dublin, near D. Hill, 210 ft. high,
wliich commands a noble view of the city, etc,
and has Trin. Coll. observatory, lat. 53 23' 13" N.
long. C 20' 30" W., found. 1785 by Provost An-

DunsJteatli, at Nigg, E. Ross, on Moray frith,
had a moated castle b. 1179 by William the

Dunskerry, or Sule Skerry, Isld. off Faront
head, N. Sutherld.

DunsJtey Castle (21) near Portpatrick, W. Wig-
ton, on the sea, was a seat of the Blairs of Blair-

Dunsland (26) 4 m. EXE. of Holsworthy,
NW. Devon. Rev. W. C. Coham, through the
Bickfords, has a portrait of Monk, among other
ffimilv pictures.

DUNSLEY tnshp. ( ) Whitby par. N. R. York.
3 m. W. of Whitby-238, is joined to NEWHOLM.

Dunsmoor (53) between Moreton and R}'ton,
E. Warwick, about 11 m. long E. and W.," and
traversed by the Fossewayat Stretton, is'the spot
where the conspirators of Warwk. %vere to meet,
if the powder plot had succeeded. See also Danes-

DUNSMORE limit (7) Ellesboro' par. Mid.
Bucks. 2 m. SW. of Wendover-35.

Dunsoqhly Castle (14) 3 m. N. of Finglass, Mid.
Dublin, Mrs. Kavanagh.

P. M. DCNSTAIILE par. (46) Manshead hund.
S. Beds. 18 m. SSW. of Bedford, 33 from Lon-
don (47^ by the N. West, branch rail.), a poll-
ing place and crown manor, on the Chiltern
hills and Watling and Icknield streets, was Macs
gu-i/n, i. e. White field, of the Britons, or JUiu/ia-
riniurn of the Romans (but Forum Diancc and
Durocobriva are placed here by some), was
JJunestaple of the Saxons, overrun by Danes,
and reb. by Hen. I. who chartered it, gave the
manor to the corporation, now extinct, built a
palace at Kingsbury farm, and found, the priory
1131, of which there are remains. Acres 520,
chalky, famous for choice larks; pop. 2582+47,
straw-platters some lace and basket-makers, and
in the whitening-works ; houses 498, in four
streets, and some old, with 3 chapels, workhouse,
bank, Chew's free school (331/), Carte's and
Ashton's almshouses, Marsh's almsh. for maiden
gentlewomen (133/.) ; poor r. 633Z. on 795A (Luton
U.) ; real prop. 79G5/. ; charities 2288/., of which
Mrs. Carte's for almsh., lecturer, poor, 20 poor
di TL r vmen or widows, etc. 1615Z. St. Peter and
PaoTfiect. (Ely) val. 150/., patr. Ld. Chancellor;
church, once cruciform and belonging to the
priory, and designed by Hen. VIII. for a cathedral
to BeVlford diocese, is in mixed norman and early
eng. styles, and has a fine W. front, an old tower,
stone stalls 12 brasses (of 14th cent, and latin),
the ' Last Supper ' bv Thornhill, and mons. of the
Chews, besides winch it had a richly-worked
funeral pall given by the Fayreys. In it a
synod was held 1214; and Cranmer read the
sentence of divorce against Q. Catherine, who was
at Ampthill. At St. Mary Over ' stood a black
friary found. 1259 ; Q. Eleanor's cross was pulled
down in the civil wars. Coins of Antonine and
Constantino were found 1770; and at Maiden
Bower is a british camp of 9 acres, supposed to be

PUN 627

the roman Magintwm. In 1154 Stephen met his
successor Hen. II. here ; John here 1215, Hen. III.
1223, 1247; tournaments in 1279, and again
1341 when Edw. III. returned from Scotland-
Hen. VI. 1457, '59; Q. Eliz. 1572; Jas. I. 1605.
Some of the earliest known theatricals were in-
formed here 1110, the subject being the Miraclea
of Catherine,' by Abbot GeofFry of St. Alban's.
W. Tillsworth and other Lollard martyrs were
burnt by Hen. V. It was summoned to send
members to old parls. but made no return. John
of D., and Settle the rival of Dryden, were natives.
The branch rail, of 7 m. made , comes from
Leighton Buzzard. & D. DEANERY, archdy. of
Bedford, and dioc. of Ely, contains the benefices
marked in Manshead hund. with Barton-le-Cley
reel., Caddington vie., Market Street cur., Highaiu
Gobian r., Luton ., Sundon ., Streatley v. Mkt.
Ds. Wed. Sat Fairs, Ash Wed. 22 May, 12 Aug.
12 Nov., sheep.

Dunstalle House (7) at Richmond, 2V. Surrey,
Adml. Sir H. L. Baker, Bt

21. Dunstaffnage Castle, on L.Ective, N.Argyll.
3 m. N. of Oban, Sir D. Campbell, Bt (who is
hereditary capt), where Argyll landed 1685, was
held of the crown by the Macdougalls of Lorn,
and taken by Bruce 1305; near it is a chapel
wherein many of the early kings were buried.
The famous coronation stone, brought from Ire-
land 503 by Fergus, and afterwards put here, was
moved to Scone 834, and thence to Westminster
by Ed. I., where it stands under the coronation

DUNSTALL hmlt. (83) Corringham par. NW.

Lincoln. 4 m. NE. of Gainsboro'-148. Pop. 25.

lgg DUNSTALL lib. (G2) Tamworth par. SE.

Stafford. 2 m. W. of Tamworth- 11 5. Pop. 6.

igiT DUNSTALL tnshp. (72) Tatenhill par. E.

\ Stafford. 4 m. WSW. of Burton-on-Treiit-l-_'. r >,

near Gd. Trunk canal. Acres with Tatenhill

5390 ; pop. 180 ; poor r. 46J. (Burton U.) ; real

' prop. 3349/. D. Lodge, C. Arkwright, Esq. gy

i Dunstall (72) 1 m. N. of Abbots Bromley, Mid.

i Stafford. W. Hordern, Esq.

DUNSTALL-GREEN hmlt (51) Dalham par. W.
Suffolk, 6 m. SE. of Xewmarket-61. Pop. 204.

DUNSTAN, or DUNSTON, tnshp. (82) Chesterfield
par. N.Derby. 2m. NNE. of Chesterfield-150,
is joined to NEWBOLD. D. Hall, near.

Dunstan Park (12) 3 m. E. of Newbury, S.

DUNSTAN, ST., par. (3) Westgate hund. St Au-
I gustine lathe, NE. Kent, A m. W. of Canterbury
-55, on R. Stour, near the rail. Acres 320 ; pop.
1209 + 40; poor r. 359/. (Blean U.); real prop.
! 5984/. ; charities 145/., of which Streynsham's for
" comfort of poor householders," etc. 136/. Liv-
ing, see CANTERBURY.

Dunstanburgh Castle ( ) 7m. XE. of Alnwick,
NE. Northmbrld. on a rock by the coast was
built by the Lancaster fam. (1315) and destroyed
by the Yorkists after the battle of Hexham, ex-
cept the gateway, part of the keep, towers, etc.

P. M. DUNSTER par. (20) Carhampton hund.
NW. Somerset. 20 in. WXW. of Bridgwater, 1GI
from London, a polling place, containing Alcombe,
Aville, Bondington, Frackford, Kitswall, and
Staunton, in a fine spot, near the coast, was
Torre of Domesdy.' then a boro' by itself (send-
ing members to parl. of 34-5 Edw. III.), but
afterwards joined to Minehead which was disfran-
chised by Reform bill, and belonged to Will, do
Mohun, Earl of Somerset, who b. the castle on
the site of a saxon one, and also a benedictine
priory cell to Bath abbey. Acres 2500 ; pop. 1078

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+ 9 ; houses 153, with chapel, mkt. house, bank ;
poor r. 360Z. on 3345Z. (Williton U.) ; real prop.
3387Z. ; charities 171. St. George Cur. (Ba. and
W.) val. 130Z., patr. J. F. Luttrell, Esq., of D.
Cimtle, which was reb. 1580, and in which Prynne
was imprisoned by Cromwell ; church, large florid
eng. b. by Hen. VBL after the battle of Bosworth
in which he was assisted by the Luttrells, in-
cludes the old priory choir (disused), which has
tombs of the Mohuns and Luttrells, a rood loft,
and a brass of J. Wyther and wife (1497). ifr D.
DEANERY contains the benefices marked in Car-
hampton and Williton (*) hunds. with Fitzhead
cur., Leighland c., Tolland rect., Williton c.,
Withiel Florey c., Wiveliscombe vie. Mkt. D.
Frid. Fair, Whit. Mon.

DUN STEW par. (45) Wotton hund. N. Oxford.
7 m. N. of Woodstock-62. Acres 1370 ; pop. 449 ;
poor r. 287Z. (Woodst. U.); real prop. 2472Z. ;
charities 13Z. St. Mary Vic. (Oxon.) val. 237Z.,
patr. Sir G. Dashwood, Bt.


DUNSTON vil. ( ) Lowhand tnshp. N. Durham,
2 m. WSW. of Gateshead-275, has a lunatic
asvlum at D. Hall. Pop. 1064, chiefly keelmen.

"P. DUNSTON par. (83) Second Langoe wap.
Mid. Lincoln. 7 m. SE. of Lincoln-134, on a branch
of R. Witham, near Dun's Dyke, was formerly a
dreary waste on which the pillar, 92 ft. high,
close to the N. road, was put up by F. Dashwood
1751 as a landmark. Acres 4620, now enclosed
and cultivated ; pop. 518 + 9 ; poor r. 1801. (Line.
U.) ; real prop. 3684Z. St. Peter Vic. (Line.)
val. 151Z., patr. Bishop. Here was a lepers' hosp.
found. Hen. III.'s time. igiP DUNSTON par. (66)
Humbleyard hund. E. Norfolk, 4 m. S. of Nor-
wich-108, on E. Count, rail, and R. Yare. Acres
500 ; pop. 107 ; poor r. 26Z. (Henstead U.) ; real
prop. 956Z. St. Remigius Cur. (Norw.) val. 30/.,
patr. R. K. Long, Esq. of D. Hall. rgp DUNSTON
tnshp. ( ) Embleton par. NE. Northmbrld. 3 m.
NE. of Alnwick-308, near the coast, was, they
say, the birthplace of Duns Scotus the ' Subtle
Doctor,' and belongs to Merton College, of which
he was fellow (but see DUNSE, above). Pop. 218
+ 3. D. Square, m. NW.. lgi DUNSTON
chplry. (62) Penkridge par. Mid. Stafford. 2 m.
N. of Penkridge- 131, on Gd. Junct. rail, near
Staff, and Wore, canal. Acres 1480 ; pop. 250 ;
poor r. 24Z. (Penk. IT.). St. Leonard Cur. (Lich.)
val. 67/., patr. Lord Hatherton.

DUNSUP limit. ( ) High Bowland-Forest tnshp.
W. R. York. 10 m. SW. of Settle-235.

DuNSWELt. hmlt. ( ) Cottingham par. E. R.
York. 3 m. SE. of Beverly-183, near R. Hull.

DUNSYRE par. Upper Ward, E. Lanark, llm.
E. of Lanark-31, containing Dun Soir, or " long
hill" (1250ft. high), belonged to Kelso abbey,
and is watered by R. Medwin, which parts at the
mill, one way to the Clyde, another way to the
Tweed. Size 5 m. by 5, or about 14,000 acres,
hilly pasture ; pop. 288, decreasing, of vil. 68 ;
real prop. 2624Z. ; for poor 68Z. Living (presb.
Biggar), val. 157Z., patr. Crown. British remains
have been found in a barrow.

DUNTERTON par. (25) Lifton hund. W. Devon.
7 m. N W. of Tavistock-207, on R. Tamar. Acres
1170; pop. 212; poor r. 49Z. (Tavist, U.); real
prop. 152*'. All Saints Rect. (Exet.) val. /.,
patr. Rev. N. T. Royse, rector. At Chapel Field
was a chantry.

DUNTHORP hmlt. (45) Heythorp par. NW.
Oxon. 3 m. NE. of Chipping Norton-73. Pop.
106 ; real prop. 865Z.

DUNTISBOURNE, ABBOTS par. (44) Crowthorne
.and Rapsgate hunds. Mid. Gloucest. 5 m. NW. of


Cirencester-88, near Ermine St., containing D.
LEAR as below, belonged to Glo'ster abbey.
Acres 3290 ; pop. 354 + 7 ; poor r. 176/. (Cirenc.
U.) ; real prop. 1538Z. ; charities 2Z. St. Peter
Rect. (Gl. and Br.) val. 300Z., patr. Rev. R. R.
Suckling, rector. D. House, W. Baillie, Esq.
rgr D. LEAR tythg. in the above par. Acres
880 ; pop. 139 ; 'real prop. 688Z. ^" D. ROUSE
par. Crowthorne hund. as above, 1 m. SE. Acres
1730 ; pop. 138 + 1 ; poor r. 45Z. (Cirenc. U.) ;
real prop. 1715Z. St. Michael Rect. (Gl. and Br.)
val. 243Z., patr. Chr. Ch. Coll. Oxon.

DUNTISH tythg. (18) Buckland-Newton par.
N. Dorset. 3 m. NE. of Cerne Abbas-127, has a
roman camp of 10 acres, where coins, etc. have
been found. Pop. 122 ; real prop. 1850Z.

P. DUNTOCHER q. s. par. in Old Kilpatrick,
S. Dumbrtn. 7 m. ESE. of Dumbarton-58, was
the birthplace of St. Patrick, who was carried
hence to Ireland, and has, or had, on a bum
which runs to the Clyde, a small roman bridge
and a piece of the Antonine wall, 150ft. long,
25 high. Pop. 3809, coal and iron miners. Living
(presb. Dumb.) val. Z., patr. Communicants.
D. House, W. Dunn, Esq.

DUNTON par. (46) Biggleswade hund. E. Reds.

3 m. ESE. of Biggleswade-45, contains Millo and
Newtown. Acres 2840 ; pop. 434 + 2 ; poor r.
185Z. (Biggies. U.); real prop. 2902Z. ; chari-
ties 5Z. St. Mary Vic. (Ely) val. 120Z., patr.
Earl Ellesmere ; church, has brass of J. Chishull
(1648). D. Lodge, 1 in. SE. |^" DUNTON par.
(46) Cottesloe hund. N. Bucks. 4 m. SE. of Win-
slow-49. Acres 1550 ; pop. 107 ; poor r. 50Z.
(Winsl. U.) ; real prop. 1894Z. St. Martin Rect.
(Oxon.) val. 205Z., patr. J. A, Smith, Esq.
0" DUNTON par. (1) Barstable hund. S. Essex,

4 m. SW. of Billericay-23. Acres 2790 ; pop.
194 + 6; poor r. 144Z. (Biller. U.); real prop.
2312Z. St. Mary Rect. (Roch.) val. 442Z., patr.
King's Coll. Camb. D. Waylet, 1 m. NE.

DUNTON-BASSETT par. (63) Guthlaxton hund.
S. Leicest. 4 m. N. of Lutterworth-89, near Midld.
Count, rail. Acres 1860, with a mineral spring;
pop. 553 + 4, stocking makers on 120 frames ;
poor r. 245Z. (Lutterw. U.) ; real prop. 2707Z. All
Saints Vic. (Pet.) val. 77Z., patr. Rev. J. Long-
hurst. iJiP D.-cusi-DouGHTON par. (68) Gallow
hund N. Norfolk, b m. SW. of Walsingham-113,
near R. Wensum. Acres 1570; pop. 147 + 2;
poor r. 111Z. (Walsingh. U.); real prop. 1952Z.
St. Mary Vic. (Norw.) val. 161Z., patr. Ld. Chan-
cellor. ^ D. Green (6) 3 m. NNW. of Seven-

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