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Bristol Channel, large inlet on the SW. coast, form-
ing an expansion of the estuary of the Severn, separating

S. Wales from the cos. of Somerset and Devon. It is
about 80 miles long, and from 5 to 43 wide. The tide,
which rises to a greater height here than anywhere else on
the English coast, flows so rapidly as to produce in the
mouths of the rivers what is called the
bore, or sudden
tidal wave. On some occasions spring-tides rise to
between 60 and 70 feet in height. Its depth varies
from 5 to 40 fathoms.

Briston, par. and vil., N. Norfolk, on river Bure, 4
miles SAY. of Holt, 2751 ac., pop. 855; p.o.

Brit, river, AY. Dorset, flowing 9 miles S. to the
English Channel at Bridport Harb.

Britain, Little, hamlet, Exhall par., S. Warwick-
shire, 2 miles SE. of Alcester.

Britannia, ry. sta., 14 m. SE. of Bacup, Lancashire.

Britannia Bridge, a tubular bridge, on the Chester
and Holyhead Ry., over the Menai Strait, between
Carnarvonshire and Anglesey, North AYales, designed
by Robert Stephenson, commenced in 1846 and opened
in 1850. It consists of two enormous tubular ways,
made of wrought-iron plates riveted together, and
resting on three great piers. The central pier rests on
the Britannia Rock (hence the name of the bridge).
There are two principal spans, each of 460 ft., and two
smaller ones of 230 ft. each. The total length of the
bridge is 1841 ft., and its height 104 ft. above high-water.

Britford, par. and vil., S. AVilts, 14 mile SE. of
Salisbury, 3127 ac. land and 74 water, pop. 978 ; P.O.;
contains the seat of Britford Moat.

Britlidir.—hamlet, Gelligaer par., on E. border
of Glamorgan, 8 miles SE. of Merthyr-Tydfil; col-
lieries and iron-works are in vicinity.—2. Britlidir,
locality, Berriew par., in E. of co. and 4 miles NAV. of
Montgomery.—3. Britlidir, locality, Llanrhaiadr-yn-
Mochnant par., NE. Montgomeryshire, 4 miles N. of
Llanfyllin.—4. Britlidir, hamlet, in par. and vicinity
of Llanidloes, S. Montgomeryshire.

Britlidir Isaf and Britlidir Uciiaf, two hamlets,
Dolgelly par., mid. Merioneth.

British, 5 miles from Crumlin, S. co. Antrim ; P.O.

Briton Ferry, town and par. with ry. sta., W.
Glamorgan, at mouth of river Neath, 24 miles SE. of
Neath, 1522 ac., pop. 6061; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Briton
Ferry Koad, on the opposite side of the estuary, is a
sta. between Neath and Swansea.

Brittas.—hamlet, in co. and 11 miles SW. of Dublin;
P.O.—2. Brittas, seat, near Clonaslee and 14 miles W.
of Portarlington, NW. Queen’s co.—3. Brittas, seat,

2 miles N. of Thurles, mid. co. Tipperary.

Brittas Mills, hamlet, near Brittas Bay, in co. and 7
miles S. of Wicklow; P.O.

Brittenton, hamlet, Standlake par., mid. Oxford-
shire, 44 miles SE. of Witney.

Brittle, or Bhreatal, sea-loch (3 miles by 2 miles),
Bracadale par., Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Britway, par., E. co. Cork, on river Bride, 5 miles
SE. of Rathcormack, 4009 ac., pop. 461.

Britwell, liberty and seat, Burnham par., S. Bucks,

3 miles NE. of Maidenhead.

BritweU Prior, township, Newington par., SE. Ox-
fordshire, If mile SW. of Watlington, 720 ac., pop. 50.

Britwell Salome, par., E. Oxfordshire, 1 mile SW.
of Watlington, 884 ac., pop. 158 ; P.O.

Brixham, seaport town and par., S. Devon, 7 m. SE.
of Totnes and 225 SAY. of London by rail—par., 5611 ac.,
pop. 7033 ; town, 399 ac., pop. 5366; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks.
The chief industry is fishing, upwards of 200 vessels
being engaged in trawling. Large quantities of fish
are sent to London, Bristol, &c. There is also some
coasting and foreign trade. William of Orange landed
here 4th November 1688.

Brixton.—par. and vil. with ry. sta., S. Devon, 44
miles SE. of Plymouth, 2949 ac. and 64 foreshore, pop.
686; P.O.—2. Brixton, par. and vil., SW. coast Isle
of Wight, Hants, 6 miles SAY. of Newport, 3113 ac.,
pop. 530; P.O.—3. Brixton, hundred, Surrey, 29,714
ac., pop. 825,155.—4. Brixton, dist. and ry. sta.,
Lambeth par. and bor., Surrey, pop. 38,519.

Gazetteer of the British Isles, Statistical and Topographical, by John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S.

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