Nore, river; rises near Roscrea, N. co. Tipperary,
and flows SE. through Queens co. and co. Kilkenny
to river Barrow 2 miles above New Ross; is 70 miles
long, is tidal to Innistioge, and navigable for barges to
Nore, Tke, sandbank, in estuary of river Thames, 3
miles NE. of Sheerness and 47 miles from London; at
its E. end is the Nore Light-Vessel, with revolving-
light 50 ft. above high water and seen 10 miles.
Generally speaking the name Nore is applied to the
W. part of the rivers estuary known as a famous an-
chorage. In 1797 the mutiny which broke out among
the fleet stationed at the Nore blocked the navigation
of the Thames.
Nore Hill, eminence, Surrey, 7% m. SE. of Croydon.
Norfolk, a maritime co. in E. of England, bounded
N. and E. by the North Sea, S. by Suffolk, and W. by
Cambridgeshire ; greatest length, 70 miles; greatest
breadth, 43 miles; area, 1,356,173 ac., pop. 444,749.
The coast line is about 90 miles in extent. All along
the seaboard the land is low, and has suffered greatly
from encroachments of the sea. Many thousands of
acres however have been reclaimed from the waters of
the AVash, and the work is still being prosecuted. A
level surface characterises the appearance of the co.,
which is watered by the Yare, with its tributaries the
Wensum, Waveney, and Bure, and by the Ouse and its
tributaries. Light sand and loam is the prevailing
character of the soil, which generally has been rendered
productive through the excellence of the system of
farming that has been pursued during recent years.
(For agricultural statistics, see Appendix.) The barley
of the co. has especial celebrity. Great attention is
paid to live stock, and the cobs and cart horses of the
co. are well known. Large numbers of geese and tur-
keys are supplied to city markets. Besides the great
herring fishery of Yarmouth, there is all along the
coast an important and valuable fishing industry, which
employs many thousands of the people. Norfolk com-
prises 33 hundreds, 736 pars, with parts of 9 others,
the pari, and mun. bors. of Kings Lynn (1 member) and
Norwich (2 members), and most of the pari, and mun.
bor. of Great Yarmouth (1 member), and of the mun.
bor. of Thetford. It is mostly in the diocese of Nor-
wich. For parliamentary purposes the co. is divided
into 6 divisions—viz., North-Western, South-AVestern,
Northern, Eastern, Mid, and Southern, 1 member for
Norkam, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta.,
Northumberland, on river Tweed — par., 15,169 ac.,
pop. 2682; township, 2554 ac., pop. 920; vil., 6 miles
SAY. of Berwick; P.O., T.O.; is an ancient place, and
long held an important position, being the capital of
Norhamshire, and the seat of the Bishop of Durhams
exchequer and courts of justice; a bridge (1840)
crosses the Tweed here. Norham Castle (1121), now
an imposing ruin, with massive square tower, sur-
mounts a steep wooded portion of the rivers bank,
and was an important stronghold in the annals of
Norkaiu Slains, township, Norham par., Northum-
berland, 1100 ac., pop. 128.
NorhamsMre, a ward of Northumberland, 20,113
ac., pop. 3370; it formed till 1844 a detached part of
the county of Durham.
Nork House, seat of the Earl of Egmont, 2% miles
SE. of Epsom, Surrey.
Norland, township and vil., in par. and 2 miles SW.
of Halifax, West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Calder,
1273 ac., pop. 1988.
Norlands, eccl. dist., Kensington and Hammersmith
pars., Middlesex, pop. 9914.
Norley, township and vil., in par. and 4% miles SE.
of Frodsham, Cheshire, 1416 ac., pop. 721; P.O.; in
vicinity of vil. is Norley Hall, seat.
Normacot, eccl. dist. and ry. sta., Stone and Trent-
liam pars., Staffordshire, pop. 3954; the sta. is 4 miles
SE. of Stoke upon Trent.
Norman Court, seat, on W. border of Hants, 7 miles
E. of Salisbury.
Norman Cross, hundred, Huntingdonshire, in N.
of co., 49,049 ac., pop. 10,409; contains 24 pars, and
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