Ossctt (with Gawthorpe), town and township with
ry. sta., Dewsbury par., S. div. AYest-Riding Yorkshire,
24 miles AAr. of AYakefield by rail, 3105 ac., pop. 10,957;
P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 2newspapers. There are coal mines,
woollen cloth mills, a woollen machine manufactory,
a large cotton manufactory, and (at South Osset) 2
mineral springs, similar to those at Cheltenham. Ossett
with Gawthorpe is a local government district.
Ossian, Loch, in SE. of Kilmonivaig par., S. Inver-
Osslans Grave. See Clach-na-Ossian.
Ossians Hall, 14 mile AY. of Dunkeld, Perthshire ;
is a summer-house, placed on the summit of a rock
overhanging a cataract of the Bran.
©ssington, par. and vil., Notts, 4 miles SE. of Tux-
ford, 2265 ac., pop. 188 ; P.O.; near the vil. is Ossing-
ton Hall, seat.
©ssory, diocese, in SAY. of Leinster province ; was
joined to Ferns and Leighlin in 1833. The bishops seat
is at Kilkenny.
©ssory Division, parl. div. of Queens co., 240,019
ac., pop. 36,850.
Ossulston, hundred, Middlesex, 50,593 ac., pop.
2,640,662; comprises the divisions of Finsbury, Holborn,
Kensington, Tower, and AVestminster. Ossulston gives
the title of baron to Earl Tankerville.
Ostend, hamlet, Burnham par., Essex, 64 miles NE.
Osterley, ry. sta., Han well par., Middlesex, 1 mile
NE. of Hounslow; in vicinity is ©sterley Dark, seat
of the Earl of Jersey.
©Sullivans Cascade, 3 miles SAY. of Killarney,
S. co. Kerry, near OSullivans Punch Bowl.
©swald House, seat, in co. and S. vicinity of Durham,
©swaldbeck, former wapentake, Notts; contained
all between the rivers Idle and Trent.
©swaldkirk, par., township, and vil., North-Riding
Yorkshire—par., 4017 ac. (including part of Stonegrave
par.), pop. 486; township, 2195 ac., pop. 197; vil., 3
miles SE. of Helmsley ; P.O., T.O.
©swaldslow, hundred, AVorcestershire, 154,828 ac.,
pop. 49,877 ; contains 50 pars, with parts of 7 others.
©swaldtwistle, town and township, Whalley par.,
NE. Lancashire, on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, 3
miles SE. of Blackburn, 4883 ac., pop. 12,206; P.O.,T.O.,
1 Bank; has cotton factories, printworks, and potteries,
and in the neighbourhood are collieries and quarries.
©swestry.—mun. bor., market town, and par., Shrop-
shire, 18 miles NW. of Shrewsbury and 172 miles from
London by rail—par., 16,234 ac., pop. 11,923; bor., 1888
ac., pop. 7847; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers.
Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. One of the
chief towns on the Welsh border, Oswestry is a place of
ancient British origin. At an early period Oswestry
and its neighbourhood formed the battleground of fierce
border feuds. In 1212 it was burnt by King John, and
20 years later by Llewellyn. Upon an eminence in the
immediate vicinity of the town are a few fragments of a
Norman castle. The surrounding country shows varied,
picturesque, and beautiful scenery. Trade in Oswestry
is mainly connected with malting and the exportation of
agricultural produce.—2. ©swestry, hundred, Shrop-
shire, 61,597 ac., pop. 15,598; contains 10 pars, with
parts of 3 others.
©swestry (or Western) Division, parl. div. of
Shropshire, pop. 54,984.
Oswestry Town Part and ©swestry Rural Part,
2townships, Oswestry par., Shropshire—OswestryTown
Part (conterminous with borough of Oswestry), 1888 ac.,
pop. 7847; Oswestry Rural Part, 14,346 ac., pop. 4076.
Otby, hamlet, AAralesby par., Lincolnshire, 2 miles
NE. of Market Rasen.
©teley Park, seat, 1 mile SE. of Ellesmere, Shrop-
Otford, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Kent—par., 2806
ac., pop. 1388; vil., on river Derwent, 3 miles N. of
Sevenoaks; P.O.; near the sta. is Otford House, seat.
Othani.—par. and vil., Kent, 24 miles SE. of Maid-
stone, 955 ac., pop. 375.—2. Otham, Hailsham par.,
Sussex, near Hailsham sta.; here are traces of a Pre-
Othcrton, hamlet, Cotheridge par., in co. and 3 miles
AY. of AYorcester.
©thery, par. and vil., Somerset—par., 1820 ac., pop.
578 ; vil., 7 miles SE. of Bridgwater; P.O.
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