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Greenlaw.—small town and par. with ry. sta., Ber-
wickshire, on Blackadder Water, 74 miles SW. of Duns
—par., 12,149 ac., pop. 1245; town, pop. 744; P.O.,
T.O., 1 Bank. Greenlaw dates from the close of the
17th century; it succeeded an older town of the same
name about 1 mile to the S. From 1696 till 1853 it
was the county town, a position now shared by Duns.
—2. Greenlaw, seat, Crossmichael par., Kirkcud-
brightshire, 14 mile NW. of Castle Douglas. — 3.
Greenlaw, Edinburghshire. See

Greenlea, hamlet, in co. and 4J m. E. of Dumfries.

Greenlelghton, township, Hartburnpar., N. North-
umberland, 6 miles SW. of Rothbury, 1670ac., pop. 15.

Greenloaning, vil. with ry. sta., Ardoch par., Perth-
shire, 54 miles NE. of Dunblane.

Greenlow, hamlet, Mayfield par., N. Staffordshire,
5 miles S. of Longnor.

Greenmill, vil., Caerlaverock par., in co. and 54
miles SE. of Dumfries.

Greenmonnt, ry. sta., 34 miles NW. of Bury, SE.

Greenmonnt, hamlet, 2 miles S. of Castlebelling-
ham, mid. co. Louth.

Greenoak, hamlet, Eastrington par., East-Riding
Yorkshire, 4 miles E. of Howden.

Greenock, seaport and manufacturing town, pari,
burgh, and par., Renfrewshire, on S. side of Firth of
Clyde, 224 miles NW. of Glasgow and 404 NW. of
London by rail—par. (divided into Greenock East par.,
pop. 6370; Greenock New or Middle par., pop. 41,163;
and Greenock Old or West par., pop. 21,705), 6021 ac.,
pop. 69,238; parliamentary and municipal burgh, pop.
65,884; 7 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day,
Greenock is the fifth town in Scotland in point of popu-
lation. It was created a burgh of barony in 1635, but
at the Union, in 1707, it was still a mere fishing vil-
lage ; in 1710, when the first harbour was completed, it
was made a custom-house port. At the beginning of
the 19th century it ranked as the first port in Scotland,
but it afterwards suffered severely for a time by the
deepening of the Clyde up to Glasgow. It has now dock
and quay accommodation amounting to upwards of 105
ac., and extending to a length of nearly 2 miles, and it
carries on a large foreign trade, chiefly with the AYest
and East Indies, the United States, Canada, and Aus-
tralia. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) It has
also an extensive passenger and goods traffic with Liver-
pool, Dublin, Belfast, &c., and is the great starting
point for tourists to the Western Highlands. Greenock
is the chief seat of the sugar refining business in Scot-
land, and sugar refining and iron shipbuilding are the
principal among many important industries. Greenock
has 1 distillery and 1 paper mill. James Watt (1736-
1819) was a native; and among the public buildings
—which include the Custom House, Wood’s Asylum for
Mariners, and the New Municipal Buildings (founded
1881)—are the Watt Institution (containing the Green-
ock Library) and the Watt Museum and Lecture Hall.
Places of public resort, besides the parks, are the Lyle
Road, which passes over the heights behind the town,
and commands a series of magnificent views, and the
Esplanade, which stretches along the margin of the
river, and forms a promenade 1J mile long. Greenock
returns 1 member to Parliament.

Greenock Water, right affluent of river Ayr, Muir-
kirk par., E. Ayrshire.

Greenodd, vil. with ry. sta., Ulverston par., N.
Lancashire, on Lune estuary, 34 m. NE. of Ulverston;
P.O.; has wharf with timber and coal yards.

Greenoge, par. and vil., S. co. Meath, 5 miles SW.
of Dunboyne, 1488 ac., pop. 84.

Greenore.—fishing vil. with ry. sta. and ferry, on S.
side of Carlingford Lough, N. co. Louth, pop. 149;
P.O., T.O.; on Greenore Point is a revolving light
(Carlingford) seen 9 miles; on Greenore Pier is a
fixed light (Carlingford) seen 5 miles.—2. Greenore,
headland, on S. side of Wexford Bay, SE. co. Wexford.

Greenough, Isle of Man. See Greenwick Bay.

Greens.—7 miles E. of Turriff, Aberdeenshire ; P.O.
—2. Greens, school, Shotts par., Lanarkshire.

Greens and Glantlees, township, Felton par., N.
Northumberland, 6 miles NE. of Rothbury, 993 ac.,
pop. 28.

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

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