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Jerpoint, Abbey, par., mid. co. Kilkenny, on river
Nore, 1 mile SAV. of Thomastown, 1008 ac., pop. 145;
has ruins of a Cistercian abbey.

Jerpoint Church, or Jerpoint, Fast, par., mid. co.
Kilkenny, on river Nore, 2 miles AV. of Thomastown,
5994 ac., pop. 577.

Jerpoint, West, par., mid. co. Kilkenny, 34 miles S.
of Thomastown, 5515 ac., pop. 518.

Jerretspass, 5 m. from Newry, SAV. co. Down ; P.O.

Jersey, the largest and most important of the
Channel Islands, 15 miles N. of the French coast, 17
SE. of Guernsey, and 123 AV. of Southampton, area
28,717 ac., pop. 52,445 ; 6 Banks. Jersey is the most
southerly of this group of islands, and is oblong in
form; greatest length, E. to AV., 12 miles; greatest
breadth, N.'to S., 74 miles; circumference about 40
miles. In the N. the appearance of the island is rugged
and precipitous, the cliffs rising sheer from the sea.
Towards the S. and E. the land slopes, and terminates
in fine stretches of shore. The interior may be described
as beautifully wooded table-land, comprising many
lovely valleys, and watered by a number of small
streams. Numerous bays indent the coast on the AV.,
S., and E., and small rocky islets abound on the N.
The usual cereals grow in abundance, and large quanti-
ties of fruit of almost every description are exported.
On the coast the fisheries are successfully prosecuted.
St Helier is the chief town, and there is regular com-
munication by steamer with both England and France.
There are lighthouses on Verclut Breakwater and on
the Corbiere Rocks.

Jerusalem Hill, eminence, at Sherborne, Dorset;
commands a beautiful prospect.

Jervaulx, hamlet with ry. sta., AVitton par., North-
Riding Yorkshire, on river Ure, 5 miles SE. of Ley burn;
here are ruins of a Cistercian abbey (1156); Jervaulx
Abbey is the seat of the Marquis of Ailesbury.

Jcrviston House, Bothwell par., Lanarkshire, on
South Calder AVater, 1£ mile NE. of Motherwell.

Jervlswood, estate, in co. and par. of Lanark, on
Mouse AVater; was the seat of Robert Baillie of Jervis-
wood, the Scottish patriot, executed 1684, and is now
the property of his descendant, the Earl of Haddington.

Jesmond, township and ry. sta., Newcastle St
Andrew par., Northumberland, on SE. side and in bor.
of Newcastle, 700 ac., pop. 6109; Jesmond Dene is a
wooded glen.

Jethart. See Jedburgh.

Jethou, one of the Channel Islands, 34 miles E. of
Guernsey, 1£ mile in circumference, 44 ac., pop. 4.

Jevington, par., Sussex, 3 miles NAV. of Eastbourne,
2052 ac., pop. 296; P.O.

Jews Bridge, bridge across river Teign, Devon, 24
miles SAV. of Chudleigh.

Jigginstown, ruins, near Naas, N. co. Kildare.

Jock’s Ladder, steep path, near the head of the
Glen of the Doll, Cortachy and Clova par., NAV. For-
farshire ; leads up the hills towards Loch Callater.

Jock’s Lodge, vil., South Leith par., Edinburgh-
shire, l£ mile E. of the General Post Office, Edinburgh,
pop. (including Piershill Barracks and Restalrig), 1266 ;
P.O., T.O.; at Jock’s Lodge is the locomotive depot of
the North British Ry.; Piershill Barracks, erected in
1793, contain accommodation for a regiment of cavalry.

Jock’s Thorn, farm, with vestiges of the original
residence of the Glencairn family, in par. and near
Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.

Jodrell Hall, seat, 6 miles NE. of Middlewich,

John Cann’s Bocks, near Bovey Heathfield, Devon;
famed for the scenery.

John o’ Gaunt, ry. sta., Leicestershire, 7 miles SAV.
of Melton Mowbray.

John o’ Groat’s House, a house of octagonal shape
formerly existing in Canisbay par., NE. Caithness, on
the Pentland Firth, 14 mile AV. of Duncansbay Head ;
its site is outlined on a mound, near which is an inn
with an octagonal tower commanding a magnificent
view over the sea to the Orkneys. According to the
legend, the original house was built octagonal in order
to settle a question of precedence in the Groat family.
“John o’ Groat’s” denotes the northern extremity of
the Scottish mainland.

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

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