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Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire; E.
by Oxfordshire; S. by Berks, Wilts, and Somerset;
and AY. by Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, and the
estuary of the Severn; greatest length, SAY. to NE.,
54 miles; greatest breadth, NAY. to SE., 33 miles;
area, 783,699 ac.; pop. 572,433. The face of the county
shows varied aspects, of which the most distinctive
are the Cotswold Hills, in the E.; the valley of the
Severn, in the middle; and the Forest of Dean, in
the W. Besides the Severn there are numerous im¬
portant rivers, such as the Avon, Lower Avon, Wye,
Thames, and Windrush. The canal system has been
largely developed, and several important water-ways
of that description pass through the county. Agri¬
culture forms the leading occupation of the rural
population; in the hills sheep-farming receives atten¬
tion ; while the rich valley of the Severn has long
been famed for the superiority of its products. Its
luxuriant pastures especially have originated and sup¬
ported a great industry in the shape of dairy farms
which produce the celebrated Glo’ster cheese. (For
agricultural statistics, see Appendix.) In the W.
of the county are 2 great coal-fields—the Forest of
Dean on the N., and the Bristol coal-field on the W.
Other minerals are gypsum, barytes, quartz, limestone,
and freestone. The mfrs. are mostly woollen and cotton
stuffs, but at Bristol there are also large hardware
mfrs. Gloucestershire comprises 29 hundreds, 387
pars, and parts of 4 others, the greater part of the
pari, and mun. bor. of Bristol (4 members), the
pari, and mun. bors. of Cheltenham (1 member) and
Gloucester (1 member), and the mun. bor. of Tewkes¬
bury. It is mostly in the diocese of Gloucester and
Bristol. For parliamentary purposes it is divided into
5 divisions, viz., Mid or Stroud, Northern or Tewkes¬
bury, Eastern or Cirencester, Forest of Dean, and
Southern or Thornbury, 1 member for each division.

Gloucester Road (Brompton), ry. sta., Middlesex,
in AY. of London.

Glounlhaune, 1 mile from Queenstown Junction,
co. Cork; P.O.

Gioup Hall, seat, in N. of Yell island, Shetland, on
Gloup Voe, 3 miles NAY. of Cullavoe.

Gloup Holm, isl., near mouth of Gloup Yoe, Shetland.

Glover’s House, seat, near Sittingbourne, E. Kent.

Glow, Loch, among the Cleish Hills, on border of
Fifeshire and Kinross-shire.

Glower-o’er-’cm Hill, Borrowstounness par., Lin¬
lithgowshire ; commands an extensive prospect.

Glunlmorc, island, near Sanda isl., Kintyre, Argyll,

Glupe, The, vast cavern, in N. front of Duncansbay
Head, Caithness-shire.

Glusburn, township and vil., Kildwick par., N. div.
West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Aire, 4 miles S. of
Skipton, 1525 ac., pop. 1629.

Gluss Isle, peninsula, in E. of Northmavine par.,
Mainland, Shetland, on E. side of Gluss Yoe.

Glntt Lodge, Halkirk par., Caithness-shire, 18 miles.

5. of Thurso.

Glutton Dale, small pass, at Park Hill, N. Derby-
shire, near Sterndale.

Glnvian, vil., in par. and N. vicinity of St Columb.
Major, E. Cornwall.

Glyde, romantic ravine on S. border of Bucks.

Glyde, river, mid. co. Louth; rises near Carrick-
macross, co. Monaghan, and flows E. to Dundalk Bay.

Glyde Court, seat, in co. and 4 miles S. of Lonth.

Glyder-fach and Glydcr-fawr, 2 peaks of Snow¬
donia, Carnarvonshire, alt. 3250 and 3275 ft.

Glyme, river, Oxfordshire ; rises near Heythorp,
and flows 8 miles SE. through Blenheim Park to
the Evenlode.

Glympton, par., mid. Oxfordshire, on river Glyme,
3½ miles NAY. of AYoodstock, 1259 ac., pop. 158 ; P.O. ;
contains the seat of Glympton Park.

Glyn.—hamlet, in par. and 4 miles NAY. of Llanelly,
Carmarthenshire. — 2. Glyn, hamlet, Llannon par.,
Carmarthenshire, 5 miles NE. of Llanelly.—3. Glyn,
hamlet, Llansawel par., Carmarthenshire, on river
Cothi, 8½ miles N. of Llandilofawr.-—4. Glyn, place of
slate quarries, Carnarvonshire, 3 miles NW. of Llanberis,
—5. Glyn, ry. sta.? Denbigh. See
New Inn (Glyn).—

6. Glyn, seat, 3 miles NAY. of Harlech, Merioneth.

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