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Devil’s Hole, vast ravine and cavern, SW. coast of
Jersey, Channel Islands.

Devil’s Island, in Tore Lough, near Killarney, Kerry.

Devil’s Jumps, 5 m. NW. of Haslemere, W. Surrey.

Devil’s Limekiln, remarkable chasm at SW. point
of Lundy island, Bristol Channel.

DevH’s Mill, one of the Falls of the Devon, on bor-
der of Perthshire and Kinross-shire.

Devil’s Pit, remarkable hollow in vicinity of Cadg-
with, W. Cornwall; area 2 ac., depth 200 ft.

Devil’s Point, precipitous rock among the Cairngorm
Mountains, SW. Aberdeenshire.

Devil’s Punch Bowl, deep dell on S. side of Hind-
head Hill, W. Surrey, 2 miles N. of Haslemere ry. sta.

Devil’s Punch Dowl, deep lough, near the summit
of Mangerton, S. co. Kerry, 4 miles E. of Kenmare.

Devil’s Quoits, three large stones, near Stanton
Harcourt, Oxfordshire; supposed to be memorials of a
battle between the Britons and Saxons in 614.

Devil’s Staircase, rough mountain track, N. Argyll-
shire, leading down from head of Glencoe to Kinloch-
more, at head of Loch Leven.

Devil’s Throat.—cavern in Asparagus island, W.
Cornwall, near Lizard Head. — 2. Devil’s Throat,
popular name of Cromer Bay, Norfolk. See

DevU’s Water, river, S. Northumberland; rises near
Durham border, and flows 13 miles NE. to the Tyne 2¼
miles E. of Hexham.

Devizes, municipal borough and market town with
ry. sta., N. Wilts, on the Kennet and Avon Canal,
21 miles NAY. of Salisbury and 86 miles W. of London,
907 ac., pop. 6645; P.O., T.o., 3 Banks, 3 newspapers.
Thursday; has mfrs. of silk and snuff,
and a large foundry, where agricultural steam-engines
and implements are made. Malting is carried on. The
corn market is one of the most important in the West
of England. St John’s Church dates from the reign
of Henry I. D. returned 1 member to Pari, until 1885.

Devizes (or Eastern) Division, pari. div. of Wilts,
pop. 51,696 ; contains Devizes and Marlborough.

Devock Water, lake, at N. side of Birkby Fell, AY.
Cumberland, 5 miles NE. of Ravenglass; is 2¼ miles in
circuit, and contains an islet.

Devol’s Glen, ravine, descending 2¼ miles NE. to E.
end of Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire; has two waterfalls
of 20 and 100 ft. leap.

Devon.—maritime co. in SW. of England; is bounded
N. by the Bristol Channel, E. by Somerset and Dorset,

S. by the English Channel, and W. by Cornwall;
length, 69 miles; breadth, 65 miles; coast-line, about
143 miles ; area, 1,655,208 ac., pop. 603,595. The sur-
face is richly diversified; the prevailing scenery is
beautiful; the climate is mild and salubrious. The
coast-line is rocky and precipitous. In the S. is the
fertile district called South Hams; in the centre is
the bleak and rugged tract of Dartmoor, rising
to a mean elevation of 1700 ft., and the rich and
beautiful Yale of Exeter; in the N. of the co. moorland
prevails. The principal rivers are the Taw and the
Torridge, flowing into the Bristol Channel, and the
Exe, Axe, Teign, Dart, Avon, and Tamar, flowing into
the English Channel. The estuaries of all these rivers
afford good harbours. The prevailing rocks are—granite
on Dartmoor, Devonian limestone in the N. and S.,
millstone grit in the centre and W., and new red sand-
stone, &c., in the E. The minerals are tin, copper,
lead, iron, granite, limestone, marble, slate, &c.
Potter’s clay and pipeclay are also worked. Devon is
celebrated for its orchards and dairy farms; butter,
cheese, cider, and live stock are largely exported.
(For agricultural statistics, see Appendix.) The mfrs.
are coarse woollen goods, lace, paper, gloves, and shoes.
The fisheries are considerable. The co. comprises 33
hundreds, 481 pars, with 2 parts, the pari, and mun.
bors. of Devonport (2 members), Exeter (1 member),
and Plymouth (2 members), and the mun. bors. of Barn-
staple, Bideford, Dartmouth, Honiton, South Molton,
Tiverton, Torrington, and Totnes. It is mostly in the
diocese of Exeter. For pari, purposes it is divided into
8 divisions, viz., Eastern or Honiton, North-Eastern or
Tiverton, Northern or Crediton, North-Western or Barn-
staple, Western or Tavistock, Southern or Totnes,, Tor-
quay, and Mid or Ashburton, 1 member for each div.

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

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