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Leese, township, Middlewich par., Cheshire, 2¼ miles
NE. of Middlewich, 548 ac., pop. 107.

Lecsflcld, eccl. dist., Ashton under Lyne and Prest-
wich pars., SE. Lancashire, pop. 6173; the Ashton
section contains the town of Lees.

Lecshill, ham., 5¼ m. NE. of Brampton, Cumberland.

Leesons, seat, 5 miles E. of Bromley, Kent.

Leesthorp, hamlet, Pickwell par., Leicestershire, 4
miles SE. of Melton Mowbray; in vicinity is the seat
Leesthorp llall.

Leeswood, seat, in par. and 2 miles SE. of Mold,
Flintshire ; coal mines are in the vicinity.

Leet Water, stream, Berwickshire ; rises near Whit-
some church, and flows 13¼ miles SW. and SE. to the
Tweed near Coldstream.

Leetown, viL, in AY. of Errol par., Perthshire, 1
mile E. of Glencarse sta.

Leftwlch, township and vil., Davenham par., Che-
shire—township (partly in town of Northwich), 968 ac.,
pop. 2864 ; vil., on river Dane, 1¼ mile S. of Northwich;
P.O.; has boatbuilding and mfr. of salt.

Legakelly, vil., 5 miles E. of Belturbet, N. co.
Cavan ; P.O.

Legavannon, mountain, bar. Tirkeeran, NAV. co.
Londonderry, alt. 1289 ft.

Legaveyra, mountain, on border of cos. Cavan and
Fermanagh, alt. 1279 ft.

Legberthwatte, vale of Thirlmere Water, Cumber-
land; extends 4¼ miles N. from vicinity of Dunmail
Raise to head of Vale of St John.

Legbonrne, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Legbourne
Road), Lincolnshire, 2¼ miles SE. of Louth, 1910 ac.,
pop. 476; P.O.

Leghrannock, mining vil., Bothwell par., Lanark-
shire, in E. vicinity of Holytown.

Legclougklin, agricultural school, co. Cavan; post-
town, Cranagh.

Legerwood, par. and hamlet, Berwickshire, 8789 ac.,
pop. 549; the hamlet is 3¼ miles NE. of Earlston; the
church is old.

Leggamaddy, 4 m. S. of Downpatrick, co.Down; P.O.

Leggetsrath, seat, co. Kilkenny; post-tn., Kilkenny.

Leggs, 5 miles from Belleek, co. Fermanagh; P.O.

Legh. See also Lea, Lee, and Leigh.

Legham, seat, 2 miles SE. of Godstone sta., Surrey.

Leglands, 6 m. from Drumquin, W. co. Tyrone; P.O.

Legnahoorey, school, Kilmacrenan par.,co. Donegal.

Legnashinna (or Lngnashlnna), the source of river
Shannon, NAV. co. Cavan, under TUtinbane mountain,
298 ft. above sea-level.

Legoneil, vil., Shankill par., S. co. Antrim, 2 miles
NAV. and within the parliamentary limits of Belfast,
pop. 3497; P.O., T.o., called

Lehinch, vil., Kilmanaheen and Kilmacrehy pars.,
NW. co. Clare, on Liscanor Bay, 3 miles SW. of Ennis-
timon, pop. 279; P.O., T.O., called
Lahinch; is resorted
to for sea-bathing.

Legshy, par., Lincolnshire, 3¼ miles SE. of Market
Rasen, 2886 ac., pop. 336.

Leicester, pari, and mun. bor., market town, and
co. town of Leicestershire, on river Soar, 29 m. NW. of
Northampton and 99 m. NAY. of London by rail, 3200
ac., pop. 122,376; 5 Banks, 8 newspapers. Market-days,
Wednesday and Saturday. It has been supposed that
Leicester derived its name from the British King Lear.
As a Roman station it was known as
Ratce or Ratis-
The first charter of incorporation was granted
by King John. Leicester is the chief seat of the English
worsted hosiery trade; besides which there are iron
foundries, mfrs. of elastic webbing, sewing cotton, boots
and shoes, lace, &c., also agricultural implements. The
town has water communication by the Leicestershire
and Northamptonshire Union Canal and the river Soar.
At the
Blue Boar Inn (now demolished) Richard III.
slept on the night before the battle of Bosworth Field
(1485); and at
Leicester Abbey (now in ruins) Cardinal
Wolsey died in 1530. Leicester has sent 2 members to
Parliament since the reign of Edward I.

Leicestershire, inland co. of England, bounded N.
by Notts, E. by Lincolnshire and Rutland, SE. by
Northamptonshire, SW. by Warwickshire, and NW.
by Derbyshire; greatest length, about 44 miles; greatest
breadth, about 40 miles; area, 511,907 ac., pop. 321,258.

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

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