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FaH Water, Ayrshire, flowing 7 miles SE. to the
Ayr at Failford 24 miles SW. of Mauchline; on right
bank of stream, 1 mile NW. of Tarbolton, are the ruins
of Fail Monastery (founded 1252, destroyed 1561).

Falland, school, Portbury par., E. Somerset, 4 miles
AY. of Bristol; in vicinity is FaUand House.

Failford, seat, at confluence of AYater of Fail with
river Ayr. See

Fallsworth, township and ry. sta., in par. and 44
miles NE. of Manchester, SE. Lancashire, 1073 ac., pop.
7912; P.O., T.O.

Falntrec, hamlet, Chetton par., S. Shropshire, 44
miles SW. of Bridgnorth.

Fair Aird Head, Durness par., Sutherland, 84 miles
SE. of Cape Wrath; projects 2 miles seaward.

Fair Green, hamlet, Middleton par., W. Norfolk.

Fair Head, or Bcnmore, prom, on N. coast of co.
Antrim, 5 miles NE. of Ballycastle, alt. 636 ft. ; a pre-
cipitous cliff (319 ft. high), consisting of greenstone,
presents a remarkable columnar formation.

Fair Isle (3 miles by 2 miles), Dunrossness par.,
Shetland, midway between Shetland and Orkney, 30
miles by sea SAAL of Lerwick, pop. 214 ; P.O.; has some
good sheep pasture. The men are chiefly engaged in
iishing, and the women in parti-coloured knitting, an
art which they are said to have acquired from the
seamen of one of the ships of the Armada, wrecked on
the Fair Isle in 1588.

Fair Oak, eccl. dist. and hamlet, Bishopstoke par.,
S. Hants—dist., pop. 734; hamlet, 4 miles AY. of
Bishops AYaltham; P.O.

Fair Street, hamlet, St Peter par., E. Kent, 2 miles
N. of Ramsgate.

Fairhourn, hamlet, 5 m. N. of Headcorn sta., Kent.

Fairbrook, hamlet, Boughton par., E. Kent.

Fairbrook Naze, projecting ridge of Kinder Scout,
Peak dist., N. Derbyshire.

Fairburn, township and vil., Ledsham par., E. div.
AYest-Riding Yorkshire, on river Aire, 44 miles NE. of
Pontefract, 1428 ac., pop. 509 ; P.O., called Fairnburn.

Fairburn, seat, Urray par., SE. Ross-shire, near
river Orrin, 24 miles SE. of Contin; in vicinity is
Fairburn Tower, ruined stronghold of the Mackenzies.

Fairchild House, seat, on E. border of Surrey, 5
miles SE. of Croydon.

Faircross, hundred, SAY. Berks, 42,898 ac., pop.
8556; contains 14 pars, and part of another.

Fairdref, hamlet, Llandyssil par., Cardiganshire, 74
miles E. of Newcastle-Emlyn.

Fairest, vil., Ecclesfield par., S. div. West-Riding
74 miles NW. of Sheffield.

Fairfield.—township and vil., Hope par., N. Derby-
shire—township (partly in town of Buxton), 3975 ac.,
pop. 2817 ; pop. of town part, 1353; vil., 1 mile NE. of
Buxton; P.O.—2. Fairfield, par., E. Kent, 6 miles
NW. of New Romney, 1206 ac., pop. 53 ; contains the
seat of Fairfield Court.—3. Fairfield, vil. and ry.
sta., in par. and 34 miles E. of Manchester, SE. Lanca-
shire.—4. Fairfield, eccl. dist., West Derby par., SW.
Lancashire, pop. 12,848; is suburban to Liverpool.—
5. Fairfield, hamlet with school, Belbroughton par.,
E. AYorcestershire, 3 miles N. of Bromsgrove; P.O.;
in vicinity is Fairfield Court.—6, Fairfield, hamlet
and seat, Stogursey par., W. Somerset, 7 miles NW.
of Bridgwater.—7. Fairfield, mountain, between Ulls-
water and Windermere, Westmorland, 24 miles SE. of
Helvellyn, alt. 2863 ft.

Fairfield, seat, 24 miles SE. of Troon sta., Ayrshire.

Fairfield Hall, seat, adjacent to Warrington, SAY.

Fairfolk, tumulus (formerly a reputed haunt of the
fairies), on Carmylie Hill, Carmylie par., Forfarshire.

Fairford, par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Gloucester-
shire, on river Colne, 8 miles E. of Cirencester and 26
miles SW. of Oxford, 4012 ac., pop. 1525; P.O., T.O., 1
Bank; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Fairford Fark.

Falrliaugh, township, Alwinton par., N. Northum-
berland, 13 miles NAY. of Rothbury, 521 ac., pop. 6.

Fairhill, vil., 8 m. N. of Oughterard, N. co. Galway.

Fair holm, seat, Hamilton par., Lanarkshire, on
Avon Water, 4 mile W. of Larkhall.

Fairies Hykes, trap walls rising from the sea, Great
Cumbrae island, Firth of Clyde.

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

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