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Debatable Land, tract of country on the Border,
between the rivers Esk and Sark; it was long the sub-
ject of contention between England and Scotland.

Debdale, hamlet, 1 mile NW. of Mansfield, N.
Notts; in vicinity is Debdale Hall.

Debdcn, par. and vil., W. Essex, 3 miles S. of Saffron
Walden ry. sta., 4653 ac., pop. 816; P.O.; contains
Debdcn Hall.

Debdon, township, in par, and 2 miles N. of Roth-
bury, Northumberland, 288 ac., pop. 16.

Debcn, river, E. Suffolk; rises near Debenham, and
flows SE. to North Sea, 5 miles NE. of Harwich harb.;
is 30 miles long, and is navigable from Woodbridge, a
distance of 84 miles.

Dcbenbam, small market town and par., E. Suffolk,
near source of river Deben, 8 miles S. of Eye and 84
miles NE. of London, 3271 ac., pop. 1179; P.O., T.o.

Debsborougb Honse, 3 miles SE. of Nenagh, co.

Hcbtling, or Detllng, par. and vil., Kent, 2| m. NE.
of Maidstone, 1589 ac., pop. 336 ; P.O., called Detllng.

Dccbmont.—hill, N. Lanarkshire, 2 miles S. of
Cambuslang, alt. 602 ft.—2. Decbmont, hamlet, in
NW. of Livingstone par., Linlithgowshire; in vicinity is
Decbmont HUl, alt. 688 ft.; a little SW. is D. House.

Decies, dist. in co. Waterford, divided into the baro-
nies of Decies-within-Drum and Decies-without-Drum;
gives the title of baron to the Marquis of Waterford.

Decies-wltbln-Drum, bar., S. co. Waterford, 57,325
ac., pop. 11,553.

Decles-vvitbout-Drum, bar., mid. co. Waterford,
131,193 ac., pop. 26,353.

Decker’s Hill, seat, 1 m. N. of Shifnal, S. Shropshire.

Decoy Broad, lakelet, S. Norfolk, 24 miles NW. of

Deddington, small market town and par., N. Oxford-
shire, near Oxford Canal, 6 miles S. of Banbury and 80
miles NW. of London, 4243 ac., pop. 1958; P.O., T.o.
Tuesday. D. is an ancient place, dating
from the Saxon era. It sent 2 members to the Parlia-
ments of Edward I. On the E. side of the town are
vestiges of a large castle, of unknown antiquity.

Dedham.—par. and vil., E. Essex, on river Stour,
34 miles NW. of Manningtree, 2568 ac., pop. 1745;
P.O., T.o.; contains Dedham Heath, school.—2. Ded-
ham, hamlet, 1 m. NE. of Cheltenham, E, Gloucester.

Bedwortli, hamlet, 14 mile SW. of Windsor, Berks.

Dee.—river, N. Wales and Cheshire; issues from
Lake Bala, Merioneth, and flows NE., N., and NW. to
the Irish Sea 20 miles below Chester; is 90 miles long,
including an estuary of 13 miles; an artificial cut (7
miles) runs from Chester to the upper part of estuary.
—2. Dee, affluent of river Lune, 1 mile SW. of Sed-
bergh, S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire.

Dee.—river, partly of Kincardineshire but chiefly of
Aberdeenshire; rises amongst the Cairngorm Moun-
tains, on SW. border of Aberdeenshire, and flows E.
past Castleton of Braemar, Ballater, and Aboyne, to the
sea at Aberdeen; is 87 miles long, and is still one of
the most finely wooded and one of the best fishing
rivers in Britain; about 6 miles above Castleton of
Braemar it forms a series of cascades called the Linn
of Dee.—2. Dee, river, W. Kirkcudbrightshire; issues
from Loch Dee, flows SE. and S., and falls into Kirk-
cudbright Bay; is 384 miles long, is navigable to
Tongueland, 24 miles above the town of Kirkcudbright,
and contains salmon, trout, pike, perch, and pearl-
mussels; before it receives the Water of Ken at Parton,
it is also called the Black Water of Dee.

Dee, river, co. Louth; flows 20 miles E. past Ardee
to Dundalk Bay, 44 miles NE. of Dunany Point.

Deece, Lower and Upper, 2 bars., S. co. Meath,
20,013 ac., pop. 1945 ; and 28,763 ac., pop. 2230.

Deecboid, or Deadb Cbolmbead, hill, Muckairn
par., Argyllshire, 54 miles S. of Oban, alt. 1255 ft.

Deel, or Deal.—river; rises in N. co. Cork and flows
N. through co. Limerick to the river Shannon, 2 miles
below Askeaton, to which it is navigable; is 26 miles
long.-—2. Deel; rivulet, N. co. Mayo, flowing 9 miles
to the head of Lough Conn.

Deenc, par. and vil., N. Northamptonshire, 5 miles
SW. of King’s Cliffe—par., 3152 ac., pop. 428; vil.,
pop. 224; P.O.; contains Deane Park, seat of Lord
Cardigan, and the hamlet of Dccnethorpe.

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