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Elton, hamlet and seat, 2 miles SW. of Knocklong
ry. sta., E. co. Limerick; P.O.

Eltringham, township, Ovinghampar., Northumb.,
on river Tyne, 11 m. AV. of Newcastle, 355 ac., pop. 451.

Elvan Water, rivulet, Crawford par., Lanarkshire ;
rises (as Shortcleuch Water) on Lowther Hill, and flows
8 miles NE. to the Clyde at Elvanfoot.

Elvan loot, ry. sta. and inn, Crawford par., Lanark-
shire, at confluence of the Elvan Water and the Clyde,
54 miles SE. of Abington ; P.O.

Elvaston, par., in co. and 44 miles SE. of Derby,
2760 ac., pop. 562; contains Elvaston Castle, seat of
the Earl of Harrington.

Elveden, or Eldcn, par., W. Suffolk, 4 miles SW. of
Thetford, 5290 ac., pop. 310; contains Elveden Hall.

Elvet.—hundred, AY. Carmarthenshire, 99,225 ac.,
pop. 14,101; contains 11 pars, and parts of 2 others.—

2. Elvet, township, St Oswald par., N. Durham, partly
within Durham city, 3891 ac. (82 water), pop. 6293;
pop. of city part, 3940; contains Elvet HaU.

Elvetbain, par. and vil., N. Hants, 44 miles NE. of
Odiham, 3305 ac., pop. 469 ; contains Elvetbain Hall,
seat of Lord Calthorpe.

Elvingston, seat, Gladsmuir par., Haddingtonshire,
14 mile SE. of Longniddry Junction.

Elvington, par., East-Riding Yorkshire, onriver Der-
went, 64 miles SE. of York, 2372 ac., pop. 376; P.O.

El well, hamlet, Upway par., Dorset, 4 miles SW. of

Elwlck.—township, Hart par., S. Durham, 4 miles
SW. of Hartlepool, 1537ac., pop. 228; P.O.—2. Elwick,
township, in par. and 2 m. NE. of Belford, N. Northumb.,
878 ac. and 635 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 64.

Elwick Hall, par. and seat, S. Durham, 4 miles W.
of Hartlepool, 4440 ac., pop. 166.

Elwortb.—eccl. dist. and vil., Sandbach and Warm-
ingham pars., mid. Cheshire—dist., pop. 1407; vil., 14
mile NAY. of Sandbach; P.O.—2. Elwortb, hamlet,
Abbotsbury par., Dorset, 64 miles NAY. of Weymouth.

Elwortby, par., W. Somerset, 54 miles S. of AVatchet,
1635 ac., pop. 155; contains Elwortby Barrows, with
British camp, alt. 1290 ft.

Elwy, river, Denbighshire ; rises near Gwytherin, and
flows NE. to the Clwyd at St Asaph ; is 20 miles long.

Ely.—ancient city and market town, Cambridgeshire,
on an eminence on the left bank of the Ouse, 15 miles
NE. of Cambridge and 70 NE. of London by rail,
16,057 ac., pop. 8171; P.O., T.o., 3 Banks. Market-day,
Thursday. Ely has a manufactory for earthenware
and tobacco pipes, and in the neighbourhood are several
mills for the preparation of oil from flax, hemp, and
cole-seed; but the principal industry is agriculture.
The ground in the vicinity is chiefly occupied by market
gardens, and large quantities of fruit and vegetables are
sent to the Cambridge and London markets. Ely was
made the seat of a monastery in 670 or 673, and was
erected into a bishopric in 1107; the conventual
church was converted into a cathedral by Henry VIII.
Ely Cathedral is one of the finest and most interesting
edifices of the kind in Great Britain, displaying, as it
does, all the various styles of architecture, from Early
Norman to Late Perpendicular. The churches of St
Mary and Holy Trinity are old; the latter, which is
attached to the cathedral, is one of the most perfect
specimens of the time of Edward II. The city com-
prises the pars, of Ely College, Ely Holy Trinity, and
Ely St Hary—Ely College, pop. 112; Ely Holy Trinity,
pop. 5048; Ely St Mary, pop. 3011.—2. Ely, hundred,
Cambridgeshire, 42,432 ac., pop. 13,668.—3. Ely, ham-
let with ry. sta., Llandaff par., Glamorgan, 2 miles W.
of Cardiff ; P.O.; in vicinity are the Ely Paper Hills.
—4. Ely, river, SE. Glamorgan; rises near Ystrad
Owen, and flows 15 miles SE. to the estuary of the
Severn, 2 miles SW. of Cardiff.

Ely.—island, Devenish par., co. Fermanagh, in Lough
Erne, 173 ac., pop. 14.—2. Ely, creek, on AY. side of
Blacksod Bay, co. Mayo.

Ely, Isle of (or Cambridgeshire Fens), liberty, N.
Cambridgeshire, 227,326 ac., pop. 63,328 ; called “ isle”
because it is cut off from the rest of the co. by the river
Ouse ; is now drained, and very fertile.

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

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