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Penshaui, hamlet, Pershore St Andrew par., AVor-
cestershire, on river Avon, 44 mile SW. of Pershore.

Penshaw (or Painshaw), township and eccl. dist.
with ry. sta., Houghton le Spring par., Durham—town-
ship, 1085 ac., pop. 2605; dist., pop. 2892; P.O. at
New Penshaw; the sta. is 8 miles NE. of Durham.

Pcnshiel, ancient chapelry, AVhittinghame par.,

Penshurst, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Kent—par.
(containing Fordcombe), 4568 ac., pop. 1673; vil. at
confluence of rivers Eden and Medway, 4 miles SW. of
Tunbridge; P.O., T.O. Penshurst Place, seat of Lord
de L’Isle and Dudley, owes its celebrity to the Sidneys,
whose property it became in the reign of Edward VI.
Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) and Algernon Sidney
(1622-1683) were born here.

Pensilva, vil., 5 miles from Liskeard, Cornwall; P.O.

Pensnett, small town and eccl. dist., Kingswinford
par., Staffordshire, 2 miles SAY. of Dudley, pop. 4722;
P.O., T.O. ; has collieries, ironworks, and mfrs. of glass
and hardware.

Pensthorpe, par., Norfolk, on river Wensum, 2
miles SE. of Fakenham, 753 ac., pop. 20.

Pension, collier vil., Gladsmuir par., Haddington-
shire, 1 mile E. of Macmerry ry. sta. and 24 miles SE.
of Tranent.

Penstrowed, par., Montgomeryshire, in S. of co., on
river Severn, 24 m. AV. of Newtown, 1120 ac., pop. 129.

Pensyl vania, hamlet, Cold Ashton par., Gloucester-
shire, 2 miles SW. of Marshfield.

Pentargaln Bay, on AV. coast of Cornwall, 7 miles
N. of Camelford.

Penterry, par., Monmouthshire, in SE. of co., 34
miles NW. of Chepstow, 480 ac., pop. 37.

Pentewan, seaport vil. with harbour, Mevagissey
par., Cornwall, 4 miles S. of St Austell; p.o.; has
copper mines, and quarries of Pentewan stone.

Penthead Mine, productive lead mine, near Alston,
Northumberland; is one of a number worked by the
mining population of Alston.

Pentlllie Castle, seat, on E. border of Cornwall, on
river Tamar, 4 miles NAV. of Saltash; is surrounded by
fine woods.

Pentir, vil., 34 m. S. of Bangor, Carnarvonshire; P.O.

Pentire Head, at N. extremity of Padstow Bay,
Cornwall, 3 miles N. of Padstow.

Pentland, New, vil., Lasswadepar., Edinburghshire,
1 mile AY. of Loanhead ry. sta. and 44 miles S. of Edin-
burgh, pop. (including West End Cottages) 435; the
ancient par. of Pentland is now in Lasswade and Glen-
corse pars.

Pentland Firth, strait, between Caithness and the
Orkney Islands, connecting the North Sea with the
Atlantic Ocean; is 20 miles long and from 64 to 8 miles
broad; its navigation is rendered difficult and dangerous
by the rapidity of the tidal current—from 6 to 12 miles
an hour—and by dangerous eddies or whirlpools.

Pentland Hills, commence in Edinburghshire 3
miles SW. of Edinburgh, and extend thence 16 miles
SW. through the counties of Edinburgh, Peebles, and
Lanark to near Carnwath; are from 4 to 6 miles broad,
being intersected with numerous ravines, and attain
their greatest alt. in Scald Law (1898 ft.).

Pentland Skerries, group of islands, South Ronald-
shay par., Orkney, at E. entrance of Pentland Firth,
44 miles NE. of Duncansbay Head, pop. 17; on the
Muckle Skerry are 2 lighthouses 118 and 88 ft. high, with
fixed lights (Pentland Skerries) 170 and 140 ft. above
high water and seen 19 and 18 miles.

Pcntlow, par. and vil., Essex, on river Stour, 5 miles
NW. of Sudbury, 1898 ac., pop. 293.

Pentney, par. and vil., Norfolk—par., 2230 ac., pop.
534; vil., 7 miles NAV. of Swaffham; P.O.; has remains
of an Augustinian priory.

Fenton, vil. with ry. sta., Kirk Andrews upon Esk
par., Cumberland, on river Liddel, 7 miles NE. of Long-
town ; P.O.

Fenton Grafton (or Weyhill), par., Hants, 1902 ac.,
pop. 463; contains Weyhill, vil. with ry. sta., 3 miles
W. of Andover; P.O., T.o.; near the vil. is Fenton
Hall, seat.

Penton Mewsey, par. and vil., Hants, 24 miles NAA'.
of Andover, 1059 ac., pop. 286 ; P.O.

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