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and W. by Lanarkshire ; greatest length, N. and S., 29
miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 21 miles; area,
226,899 ac., pop. 13,822. From the narrow central
valley of the Tweed the surface rises into hills and
mountains, with fertile valleys or deep gorges between
the ridges. (For agricultural statistics, see Appendix.)
The hills for the most part are grassy and softly rounded.
The highest summit is Broad Law, 2723 ft., near the S.
border. The streams in the glens and valleys afford
good angling. Blue clay slate has been extensively
worked, limestone is abundant, and coal is mined to
some extent in the N. of the co. Sheep-farming is
the main industry. The woollen mfr. is carried on at
Peebles, Innerleithen, and Walkerburn. The co. com¬
prises 12 pars., with parts of 4 others, and the police
burghs of Peebles and Innerleithen. It unites with
Selkirkshire in returning 1 member to Parliament. .

Peel.—coast town with ry. sta., German par., in W.
of the Isle of Man, on Peel Bay, 14½ miles NAV. of
Douglas, pop. 4360;
P.O., T.o., 3 Banks. Market-day,
Friday. The commercial importance of the town has
declined considerably, and it now depends chiefly upon
its prosecution of the sea fisheries, which are abundantly
productive, especially in cod and herrings. The ruins
Peel Castle and St German’s Cathedral stand on a
rocky island here called Patrick’s Isle; the towers which
flank the mouldering walls of the castle are said to have
been erected by the Earl of Derby in the 16th century.
Tynwald Hill, celebrated in connection with the passing
of the Manx laws (the “Acts of Tynwald ”), is 3 miles
to the SE.—
2. Peel, eccl. dist., Little Hulton township,
Deane par., SE. Lancashire, 3½ miles S. of Bolton, pop.
2809. See Hulton, Little.

Peel Bog, ancient circular fort, Lumphanan par., S.

Peel Causeway, ry. sta., Cheshire, ¾ mile E. of Al¬

Peel Fell, eminence, Northumberland, on the Border,
12 miles NAV”. of Falstone.

Peel Fell, on NE. border of Castleton par., S. Rox¬
burghshire, alt. 1964 ft.

Peel llall, old mansion, 3 m. E. of Leigh, Lancashire.

Peel Island, Lancashire. See Piel.

Peel lload, ry. sta., Isle of Man, m. SE. of Peel.

Peel Wyke, large bay, at foot of Bassenthwaite AVater,

Pecle, hamlet, Tarvin par., in co. and 5 miles NE. of
Chester; in vicinity is
Peele Hall, seat. See Hokton
with Peele.

Peelfold, seat, Lancashire; post-town, Blackburn.

Pcclhatcli, vil., Hillingdon par., Middlesex, 1 mile
SE. of Uxbridge.

Peels, township, Alwinton par., Northumberland,
7½ miles NW. of Rothbury, 3173 ac., pop. 57.

Peelwalls, seat, in par. and 1 mile S. of Ayton,

Peers Court, seat, near Dursley, Gloucestershire.

Pecsweep Bow, vil., adjacent to Roughrigg, New
Monkland par., Lanarkshire.

Pcffer, rivulet, Fodderty and Dingwall pars., Ross
and Cromarty; flows 9½ miles SE. and NE. through
Strathpeffer to the Cromarty Firth near Dingwall.

Pclfcr Burn, East and West, 2 streams, N. Hadding¬
tonshire; rise near each other in Athelstaneford par.,
and flow, the one 8 miles NE. to the North Sea 2½
miles below AVhitekirk, and the other 7 miles W. to
Aberlady Bay in the Firth of Forth.

Pegsdon, hamlet, Shillington par., Bedfordshire, at
boundary with Herts, 4½ miles NW. of Hitchin.

Pcgswood, township and mining vil., Bothal par.,
Northumberland, 2 miles NE. of Morpeth, 1236 ac.,
pop. 968; P.O., called
Pegswood Colliery.

Peg well, hamlet, St Lawrence Thanet par., Kent, on
bay of same name, 1 mile SW. of Ramsgate. Pegwell
Bay is famous for shrimps and oysters ; near the head
of the bay is the landing-place of St Augustine.

Pehembnry, Devon. See Payhembury.

Peireeton, seat, Ayrshire. See Perceton.

Pcithyll, seat, Cardiganshire; post-tn., Aberystwith.

Pelaw Junction, ry. sta., Durham, 3 miles SE. of

Pclcomb, hamlet, Camrose par., Pembrokeshire, 2
miles NW. of Haverfordwest.

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