Meadowtown, vil., Worthen par., Shropshire, 3%
miles NE. of Chirbury.
Meads, eccl. dist. and vil., Eastbourne par., Sussex
—dist., pop. 958 ; vil., 1% mile S. of Eastbourne; P.O.
Meadstead, Hants. See Medstbad.
Meaford Hall, seat of Lord Forester, 1% mile NW.
of Stone, Staffordshire, on river Trent; birthplace of
Admiral Sir John Jervis (1734-1823), Earl St Vincent.
Mealagh, rivulet with cascade, near Bantry, co. Cork.
Mealfourvonle (Meall Fnarmhonaldh), dome-
topped mountain, on W. side of Loch Ness, Inverness-
shire, 10 miles NE. of Fort Augustus, alt. 2284 ft.; is a
landmark, and commands extensive views.
Mealfffe, seat, co. Tipperary; post-town, Thurles.
Mcalista (or Eilean Mhealastadh), island, Uig
par., Lewis island, Ross-shire, on N. side of mouth of
Meall Garavalg, hill, with fine view of Loch Maree,
near Talladale, Gairloch par., Ross and Cromarty.
Meall Horn (Meall a Cliuirn), mountain, on border
of Eddrachillis and Durness pars., Sutherland, 2548 ft.
Mealo, vil., Aspatria par., Cumberland, 2 miles from
Bull Gill sta. See Hayton and Mealo.
Mealrlgg, vil., Bromfield par., Cumberland, 4 miles
NE. of Allonby. See Langrigg and Mealrigg.
Meals, vil., near Eskmeals sta., Cumberland, 2 miles
S. of Ravenglass.
Mealsgate, vil. with ry. sta., Bromfield par., Cum-
berland, 4£ miles E. of Aspatria and 5£ miles SW. of
Mean Castle, cliff castle, near Lands End, Cornwall.
Meanus, 5 miles from Bruff, E. co. Limerick; P.O.
Mean wood, eccl. dist., Leeds par. and bor., E. div.
West-Riding Yorkshire, pop. 1363; P.O.
Mear Lake, bathing-place, nr. Bude Haven, Cornwall.
Meare, par. and vil. (ry. sta. Asbcott and Meare),
Somerset, on river Brue, 3 miles NW. of Glastonbury,
8269 ac., pop. 1409; P.O.; the manor-house (now a
farmhouse), of 14th century, was a frequent residence
of the abbots of Glastonbury; the church is mainly of
time of Edward II.
Meares Court, seat, 3 miles SW. of Ballynacarrigy,
W. co. Westmeath.
Mearley, township, AYhalley par., NE. Lancashire, 2
miles SE, of Clitheroe, 1509 ac., pop. 30.
Mearns, par. and vil., SE. Renfrewshire—par. (com-
prising the greater part of town of Busby), 10,281 ac.,
pop. 3965; vil., called Newton Mearns, 3 miles SE.
of Busby, pop. 900; P.O., 1 Bank; 1 mile E. of vil. is
Mearns Castle, an old baronial stronghold.
Mearns, The, ancient name of Kincardineshire.
Mears Ashby, par. and vil., Northamptonshire, 3
miles SW. of AYellingborough and 10 miles NE. of
Northampton, 1890 ac., pop. 504; P.O.; in vicinity of
vil. is Mears Ashby Hall, seat.
Measach, Falls of, at Braemore, Lochbroom par.,
NW. Ross and Cromarty.
Measand, hamlet, Bampton par., Westmorland, 3
miles SW. of Bampton; Measand Beck (with a series
of cascades) flows E. to Hawes Water.
Mease, stream ; rises near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leices-
tershire, and flows across part of Warwickshire NW. to
the Trent near Croxall in Derbyshire; is 14 miles long.
Measham, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., de-
tached part of Derbyshire, 8 miles NW of Market Bos-
worth by rail and 3% miles SW. of Ashby-de-la-Zouch—
par., pop. 1769; township, 1490ac., pop. 1677; P.O.; in
vicinity of vil. is Measham Hall, seat.
Meath, a maritime co. of Leinster province, bounded
N. by cos. Cavan, Monaghan, and Louth, E. by tbe
Irish Sea, SE. by co. Dublin, S. by co. Kildare and a,
small part of Kings co., and W. by co. Westmeath;
greatest length, NE. and SAY., 45 miles; greatest
breadth, NW. and SE., 40 miles; average breadth, 28
miles ; coast-line, 7 miles; area, 579,861 ac. (3244
water), or 28 per cent, of the total area of Ireland;
pop. 87,469, of whom 934 per cent, are Roman Catho-
lics, 61 Protestant Episcopalians, 04 Presbyterians,
and 0T Methodists. The coast is low and sandy, and
is broken only by tbe estuary of the Boyne on the
border of Louth. The surface is level or slightly un-
dulating ; and the soil, varying from deep rich loam
to the lightest sandy soil, is generally fertile. (For
Gazetteer of the British Isles, Statistical and Topographical, by John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S.
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