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Rending.—pari, and mun. bor., and co. town of
Berks, on river Kennet, near its confluence with the
Thames, 36 miles AA7. of London by rail—mun. bor.,
2186 ac., pop. 42,054; pari, bor., pop. 46,054; 4 Banks,
4 newspapers. Market-days,
Wednesday and Saturday.
Reading was a town in Saxon times, was occupied by
the Danes in 871, and has remains of a magnificent
abbey founded by Henry I., who was buried within the
precincts in 1135; was the frequent meeting-place of
church councils and parliaments until 1466; and was
fortified by the royalists, and besieged and taken by
Essex, during the Civil War. The town is well laid
out, and has some fine public buildings. Reading is
the centre of a large agricultural district, and is also a
great railway centre, while it has extensive water
conveyance by the Thames and Kennet navigations;
and it carries on an important trade in all kinds of
agricultural produce, and in supplying the surrounding
towns with goods. The industrial establishments include
iron foundries, engine works, agricultural implement
manufactories, flour mills, breweries, potteries, boat-
building yards, a biscuit factory, and a seed emporium.
Archbishop Laud (1573-1645) was a native. Reading
returns 1 member to Parliament; it returned 2 mem-
bers from the time of Charles I. until 1885, when the
parliamentary limits were extended.—2. Reading,
hundred, Berks, 37,965 ac., pop. 14,610.

























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Reading Street.—hamlet, St Peter Thanet par.,
Kent, 2 miles SE. of Margate.—2. Reading Street,
3% miles SE. of Tenterden, Kent; P.O.

Reads Island, in the Humber, near Whittonness,
Lincolnshire; was gradually formed on Pudding Pie
Sand, reclaimed, and converted into pasture.

Readypenny, 6 miles from Castlebellingham, co.
Louth ; P.O.

Reagk Island, Tullynakill par., E. co. Down, in
Lough Strangford, 127 ac., pop. 17.

Reagill, hamlet, Crosby Ravensworth par., West-
morland, 3 miles NE. of Shap.

Rear Cross, Yorkshire. See Rey Cross.

Rearqubar, school, Sutherland. See Rhiarchar.

Rearsby, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in co. and 8
miles NE. of Leicester, near river AA7reak, 1800 ac.,
pop. 477; P.O., T.o.

llearymore, par., N. Queen’s co., on river Barrow,
5 miles NAV. of Mountmellick, 13,943 ac., pop. 1244.

Reasby, hamlet, Stainton by Langworth par., Lin-
colnshire, 4 miles NW. of AVragby.

Reaveley, township, Ingram par., Northumberland,
7 miles SE. of AVooler, 2310 ac., pop. 53.

Kcawick, seat, Sandsting par., Shetland, on Scal-
loway Bay, 6 miles NW. of Scalloway; P.O., T.O.

Reay, vil., Caithness, and par. partly also in Suther-
land—par., 115,301 ac., pop. 2191; vil., near Sandside
Bay, 10% miles W. of Thurso ; P.O., T.O.; gives the title
of baron to the family of Mackay, from whom a large
section of Sutherland took the name of “ Lord Reay’s
Country. ”

Reay Deer Forest, Sutherland, 64,600 ac. ; post-
town, Lairg.

Reban. See Narragh and Reban.

Recess, place with hotel, 14 miles E. of Clifden, AV.
co. Galway, on Ballynahinch Lough, near the Twelve
Pins; P.O., T.O.

Rectorial, hamlet, Aberporth par., Cardiganshire,
7% miles NAV. of Newcastle Emlyn.

Rectory Road, ry. sta., in N. of London, % mile SE.
of Stoke Newington sta.

Reculver, coast par. and vil., Kent, 3 miles E. of
Herne Bay and 9 miles W. of Margate, 1221 ac.
and 327 foreshore, pop. 298; was the site of the Roman
station of Regulbium, of a palace of Ethelbert King of
Kent, and of a monastery of 7th century.

Red Acre Point. See Seaham Harbour.

Red Bank (or Uougbrlgg^Tcrrace), steep northern
slope of Loughrigg Fell, AVestmorland; commands a
fine view of Grasmere.

Red Bay, Lower Glenarm bar., NE. co. Antrim ; on
N. shore, near Cushendall, are the remains of Red
Castle, with caves under the cliffs of old red sandstone.

Red Castle.—ruin, Inverkeillor par., Forfarshire, on
Lunan Bay, 4% miles SW. of Montrose.—2. Redcastle,
seat, Killearnan par., Ross and Cromarty, on N. shore
of Beauly Firth, 6% miles NAV. of Inverness; claims to
be the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland, having been
originally built in 1179 by David, brother of AVilliam
the Lion.

Red Cliff, on coast of North-Riding Yorkshire, 3
miles NAV. of Filey.

Red Hall.—seat, Haughton-le-Skerne, Darlington,
Durham.—2. Red Hall, seat, 4 miles NE. of Leeds,
West-Riding Yorkshire.

Gazetteer of the British Isles, Statistical and Topographical, by John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S.

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