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Melvich, vil. with inn, Reay par., NE. Sutherland,
on left side of mouth of river Halladale, 17 miles W. of
Thurso, pop. 259; P.O., T.o.; the inn is a favourite
resort of sportsmen ; Melvich forms part of the conjoint
vil. of Portskerra and Melvich. See Portskerra.

Melville Castle, seat of Yiscount Melville, in par.
and 1 mile NE. of Lasswade, Edinburghshire, on the
North Esk; the ancient par. of Melville now forms
part of Lasswade par.

Melville House, seat (1692), formerly of the earls of
Leven and Melville, Monimail par., Eife, 3 miles N. of

Melville Monument, obelisk to Henry Dundas (1740-
1811), first Yiscount Melville, on Dunmore Hill, 1 mile
NW. of Comrie, Perthshire.

Melvin, Lough, cos. Fermanagh and Leitrim, chiefly
in the latter ; 8 miles by 2 miles.

Melwood, hamlet, Owston par., Lincolnshire, 2
miles SE. of Epworth.

Melynllyn, lake, on N. side of Carnedd Llewelyn
mountain, Carnarvonshire.

Meinbland, hamlet and seat, Holbeton par., Devon,
near Bigbury Bay, 6 miles SAV. of Modbury.

Hembury, par. and vil., Devon, 3% miles NW. of
Axminster, 4089 ac., pop. 639; P.O.; Membury Castle
is a well-preserved ancient camp.

Memsie, House of, 17th century mansion (now a
farmhouse), Rathen par., NE. Aberdeenshire, 4 miles
SW. of Fraserburgh; on Memsie Moor there remains
one of three large cairns.

Menuis, place with Free Church, Tannadice par.,
Forfarshire, 5 miles NE. of Kirriemuir.

Men Scryfa, The (Written Stone), 5% miles NAY. of
Penzance, Cornwall'.

Men-an-Tol, The (Holed Stone), 5 miles NW. of
Penzance, Cornwall.

Men of Mey, dangerous reefs, visible at ebb tide, in
the Pentland Firth, off St John’s Point, Canisbay par.,

Mcnabilly, seat of the Rashleigh family, in par. and
2 miles SW. of Fowey, Cornwall; at Menabilly is a re-
markable collection of Cornish minerals.

Menacuddle Hill, near St Austell, Cornwall; here
is an ancient holy well, with remains of a baptistery.

Menai, hundred, Anglesey, 35,298 ac., pop. 7859;
contains 15 pars.

Menai Bridge, vil., at the N. end of the Menai
Suspension Bridge, on the Anglesey side of the Menai
Strait; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; Menai Bridge Station,
ry. sta., 2 miles SW. of Bangor, on the line between
Bangor and Holyhead, is at the S. end of the bridge,
on the Carnarvonshire side of the strait.

Menai Lighthouse, on Trwyn-du Point, E. extremity
of Anglesey, 4 miles NE. of Beaumaris; is 96 ft. high,
with fixed light 61 ft. above high water and seen
12 miles.

Menai Strait, channel, between Anglesey and Car-
narvonshire ; is 14 miles long from Beaumaris at the
NE. to Abermenai at the SW., and varies in breadth
from 200 yards to 2 miles ; is crossed at 2 miles and 3
miles SW. of Bangor by the Menai Suspension Bridge
and the Britannia Tubular Bridge. The Menai Sus-
pension Bridge carries the turnpike road across the
strait; it was constructed by Telford, and was opened
in 1826—total length of roadway, 1000 ft.; length of
suspended part, 550 ft.; height above roadway of the
piers from which the (16) chains are hung, 53 ft. ; head-
way for ships, 100 ft. The Britannia Tubular
Bridge forms part of the Chester and Holyhead Rail-
way; it was constructed by Robert Stephenson, and
was opened in 1850. See
Britannia Bridge.

Menavawr, one of the Scilly Islands; rises in 3
heads to a height of 140 ft.

Mend limit, vil., Suffolk, and par., partly also in
Norfolk, on river Waveney, 1% mile SE. of Harleston,
2944 ac., pop. 751; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is Meudham
Priory, seat; the priory, of time of Stephen, has left
some remains.

Mendlp Hills, in NE. of Somerset; extend from
near Weston-super-Mare 20 miles SE. to vicinity of
Shepton Mallet, and attain in Block Down, 2% miles
NE. of Axbridge, an alt. of 1067 ft.

Mendip Lodge, seat, 7 m. NE. of Axbridge, Somerset.

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