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Kirkwood Colliery (or Braehead), mining vil., Old
Monkland par., Lanarkshire, 2 miles SW. of Coat-
bridge, pop. 667.

Kirkwood Honse, Dalton par., Dumfriesshire, near
river Annan, 5 miles S. of Lockerbie.

Kirmington, par. and vil., Lincolnshire, 7 miles N.
of Caistor, 1815 ac., pop. 401; the Vale of Kirining-
ton is well known for its fertility.

Kirmond le Mire, par., Lincolnshire, on the Wolds,
5g miles NE. of Market Rasen, 1051 ac., pop. 138.

Kirn, quoad sacra par., and watering-place with
pier, Dunoon and Kilmun par., Argyllshire, on W. side
of Firth of Clyde, pop. 791; P.O., T.O. ; the vil. is a N.
prolongation of
Dunoon : which see.

Kirnan, in par. and vicinity of Kilmichael-Glassary
vil., Argyllshire; was the home of the ancestors of
Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), the poet, and the sub-
ject of his
Scene in Argyllshire.

Kironchtree. See Kirboughtree.

Kirriemuir, market town and par. with ry. sta.,
Forfarshire—par., 35,600 ac., pop. 6616; town, on
Gairie Burn, 5 miles by road and 81? by rail NW. of
Forfar, pop. (including Southmuir), 4390 ; P.O., T.O., 4
Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day,
Friday. The par.
consists of 2 detached sections. The town is a burgh of
barony under the Earl of Home ; in 1875 it became a
burgh under the Police Act. The leading industry is
the weaving of brown linen.

Kirroughtree, seat, Minnigaff par., W. Kirkcud-
brightshire, 1 mile NE. of Newton-Stewart.

Kirstcad.—par. and vil., Norfolk, 4 miles W. of
Loddon, 1011 ac., pop. 201. — 2. Kirgfead, hamlet,
Butterton par., Staffordshire, 5 miles S. of Longnor.

Kirtle Water, SE. Dumfriesshire; is formed by 2
headstrearns in N. of Middlebie par., and flows 16 miles
SE. to the Solway Firth at Kirtlefoot, 2 miles SW. of
Gretna Green.

Kirtlcbridge, vil. with ry. sta., in SE. of Middlebie
par., SE. Dumfriesshire, on Kirtle Water, 3 miles SE.
of Ecclefechan ; P.O.; Kirtle Water is here crossed by
a railway viaduct of 9 arches each 36 ft. in span.

Kirtlefoot. See Kirtle Water.

Kirtling, par. and vil., Cambridgeshire, in SE. of
co., 5 miles SE. of Newmarket, 3016 ac., pop. 821; P.O.;
in vicinity of vil. is Kirtling Tower, property of the
Marquis of Bute.

Kirtlington, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in co. and
7 miles N. of Oxford, 3582 ac., pop. 718 ; P.O.; contains
the seat of Kirtlington Bark.

Kirtomy, hamlet, Farr par., N. Sutherland, on
Kirtomy Bay, at mouth of Kirtomy Burn, 3 miles NE.
of Bettyhill of Farr.

Kirton.—wapentake, Lincolnshire, 77,933 ac., pop.
19,305; contains 16 pars, and part of another. — 2.
Kirton, par., township, and vil., with ry. sta., Lin-
colnshire, 5 miles SW. of Boston—par., 6725 ac., pop.
2580; township, 4920 ac., pop. 2327; P.O., T.o.; the par.
contains the hamlets of Kirton End, Kirton Holme
(P.O.), Kirton Fen, and Kirton Mere; in vicinity of
vil. is the seat of Kirton House.—3. Kirton, par.
and vil., Notts, 4 miles NW. of Tuxford ry. sta., 1090
ae., pop. 126.—4. Kirton, par. and vil., Suffolk, in
SE. of eo., 8 miles SE. of Ipswich, 1855 ac., pop. 627;
P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Kirton Hall.—
5. Kirton, Lincolnshire. See Kirton in Lindsey.

Kirton Holme, hamlet, Kirton par., Lincolnshire,
2 miles from Hubberts Bridge sta.; P.O.

Kirton in Lindsey, or Kirton Lindsey, market
town and par., with ry. sta., in NW. of Lincolnshire,
on eminence, 6£ miles SAY. of Brigg, 4210 ac., pop.
1851; P.O.? T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day,
Friday. Kirton
is an ancient place, and has an endowed grammar
school founded in the time of Queen Elizabeth. The
weekly market is for corn; there are also important
cattle markets and large fairs. Kirton has corn mills,
cordage works, brick works, lime kilns, and an iron
ore mine.

Kish Bank, sandbank, 6 miles from the coast of
cos. Dublin and Wicklow; is 6 miles long by 1 mile
broad; 1| mile NE. of N. end of bank is Kish Light
Vessel, with revolving light 36 ft. above high water,
and seen 10 miles.

Kishcorran, hill, near Ballymote, S. co. Sligo.

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