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district. Brewing is the chief industry. There are
slate quarries in the neighbourhood. In addition to the
weekly markets great markets are held on the last Tues-
day of February and July, and several fairs annually.

Wivelsficlfl, par. and vil., Sussex—par., 3142 ac.,
pop. 1916; vil., 4 miles SE. of Cuckfield; P.O.; the
par. contains the Sussex Lunatic Asylum.

Wivenhoe, town, river-port, and par. with ry. sta.
(AVyvenhoe), Essex, on river Colne, 4 miles SE. of
Colchester, 1549 ac., pop. 2280; P.O., T.O. The town
is situated on a gentle declivity commanding a good
view of the river. It has a fine old church. Ship and
yacht building are the chief industries. There is trade in
oysters. The port serves as an out-port for Colchester.
Wyvenlioe Hall and Wyvenlioe Park are seats.

Wlverton Hall, par. and seat, Notts, near Bingham,
3442 ac. (including Langar), pop. 18 ; the mansion was
fortified and garrisoned for Charles I., but was de-
stroyed during the Civil War ; it has been rebuilt
within the present century.

Wiveton, coast par., Norfolk, 8 m. NE. of Walsing-
ham, 1042 ac., pop. 184 ; contains
Wiveton Hall, seat.

Wix (or Weeks), par. and vil., Essex—par., 3129
ac., pop. 622; vil., 4% miles SE. of Manningtree; P.O.

Wixamtree, hundred, Bedfordshire, 26,157 ac., pop.
6408; contains 7 pars, and a part.

Wixford, par. and ry. sta., Warwickshire, on river
Arrow, 2 miles S. of Alcester, 530 ac., pop. 107.

Wlxhall, 4 miles N. of AVem, Shropshire; P.O. See

Wixkill. See AVeston and AVixhill.

Wixoe, Suffolk. See AVhixoe.

Woburn.—market town and par., Bedfordshire, in
AV. of co., 2% miles SE. of AVoburn Sands sta. and 6
miles NE. of Leighton Buzzard, 3200 ac., pop. 1316;
P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day,
Friday. Woburn is
an old town, and originated in the foundation of an
abbey in 1145. The church (rebuilt in 1868) is a hand-
some structure. The other public buildings are the
market-house (1838), a literary and scientific institu-
tion, and endowed schools for boys and girls. Lace-
making and the mfr. of straw-plait are the chief indus-
tries. In addition to the weekly market there are four
important fairs for horses and cattle.
Woburn Abbey,
seat of the Duke of Bedford, is a magnificent building,
in a park 12 miles in circumference.—2.
Bucks. See AVooburn.

Woburn Park, seat, Surrey, 1% m. SE. of Chertsey.

Woburn Sands, eccl. dist. and ry. sta., Apsley
Guise par., Bedfordshire, and Wavendon par., Bucks, 3
miles NE. of Fenny Stratford by rail and 2% miles NAV.
of AVoburn town, pop. 1014 ; P.O.

Wodencrol!, hamlet, Hunderthwaite township,
Romald Kirk par., North-RidingYorkshire, 6miles NAV.
of Barnard Castle.

Wokefield, township, Stratfield Mortimer par.,
Berks, in S. of co., 6 miles SAV. of Reading, 666 ac.,
pop. 137; contains
Wokefield Park, seat.

Woking.—market town and par. with ry. sta., Sur-
rey, on river AVey, 6 miles N. of Guildford and 24 miles
SW. of London by rail, 8889 ac., pop. 8554; P.O., T.O.,
and P.O., T.O., called
Woking Village; 1 Bank.
Tuesday. AVoking has an ancient church,
restored in 1878. Malting, brewing, and papermaking
are the chief industries. There are large_ nursery
gardens. The Woking Invalid Convict Prison, the
Female Convict Prison, and the Surrey Lunatic Asylum
are here. The London Metropolis Cemetery was formed
in 1864. Many fine residences are in the par.—2.
Woking, hundred, Surrey, 52,732 ac., pop. 23,087;
contains 14 pars, and a part.

Wokingham (or Oakingliant), market town and
par., in SE. of Berks, 7 miles SE. of Reading and 36 SW.
of London by rail—par., 8545 ac., pop. 5043; town,
814 ac., pop. 3099; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper.
Tuesday. Wokingham is an ancient
town, with a fine old church, a town hall, and an en-
dowed school. It was first chartered by Queen Eliza-
beth. Since the railway was opened, it has rapidly
risen in commercial importance. Several seats and
places of interest are in the neighbourhood.

Wokingham (or Eastern) Division, pari. div. of
Berks, pop. 52,534.

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