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Roshervillc, eccl. dist. and ry. sta., Northfleet par.,
Kent, on W. side of Gravesend, pop. 867 ; Roshervillc
Gardens are a favourite resort of Londoners.

Roshln Head, 6 m. NE. of Ardara, N. co. Donegal.

Roskecn, par., N. co. Cork, on river Blackwater, 5
miles SE. of Kanturk, 1674 ac., pop. 261.

Roskelton, seat, 3 miles SE. of Mountrath, mid.
Queen’s co.

Roslea, SE. co. Fermanagh, 5 miles NE. of Clones ;
P.O. See Rosslea.

Rosley (with Woodslde), eccl. dist. and vil., West-
ward par., Cumberland, 5 m. SE. of Wigton, pop. 623.

Roslin, ry. sta., Edinburghshire; P.O., T.O. See

Rosliston, par. and vil., Derbyshire, 4¼ miles SAV.
of Burton on Trent, 1197 ac., pop. 459.

Roslyn, quoad sacra par. and vil. with ry. stations,
(Roslin, Rosslyn Castle, and Rosslynlee), Lasswade par.,
—quoad sacra par., pop. 1476; vil., on
river North Esk, 6¼ miles by road and 11 miles by
rail S. of Edinburgh, pop. 611; P.O., T.O., called Roslin,
and P.O. at Rosslyn Castle. Roslyn is finely situated
near a beautifully wooded glen on the North Esk ; has
an ancient highly decorated church (Roslyn Chapel),
founded in 1445 or 1450 by Sir AA'illiam St Clair, baron
of Roslyn and earl of Orkney, and exhibiting the finest
style of 'Gothic architecture; has also the ruin of
Roslyn Castle, celebrated in ballad and song. It
gives the title of Earl of Rosslyn to the family of
St Clair-Erskine. Roslin Moor was the scene of a
battle (1303), in which the Scots defeated 3 divisions
of the English army on the same day. At Roslyn
are a bleachfield and a gunpowder manufactory.

Rosmore (or Woodford), rivulet, S. co. Galway;
flows 8 miles E. past AYoodford to Lough Derg.

Rosmurrevagh Island, Burrishoole par., AY. co.
Mayo, in Clew Bay, 28 ac., pop. 27.

ltosque, Loeh, (or Loch a Chrolsg), Contin par.,
Ross and Cromarty, 1 mile W. of Achnasheen sta.; is
3¼ miles long.

""Rosroe Lough, 3 m. E. of Newmarket, S. co. Clare ;
about 2 miles long.

Ross.—market town and par. with ry. sta., in co.
•and 12 miles SE. of Hereford, on river AVye—par.,
3118 ac., pop. 4786; town, 107 ac., pop. 3724; P.O.,
T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day,
Ross is a place of considerable antiquity ; it was made
a market-town by the bishops of Hereford, who had a
palace there, was created a free borough by Henry III.,
and returned members to Parliament from that period    ;

to the 34th of Edward I. There is trade in cider,    ;

beer, malt, and wool; there are corn-mills and tanneries;    .

and considerable quantities of salmon are taken in the    1

AVye. Ross is frequented by tourists, one of its prin-
cipal attractions being the view from the Prospect    ;■

AValk, formed by John Kyrle (1637-1724), the philan-    )

thropist, Pope’s “Man of Ross,” who is interred    j;

within the fine parish church.—2. Ross, township,    }■

Belford par., Northumberland, 3 miles NE. of Belford, I, 144 tidal water and 1626 foreshore, pop. 77.

Ross. See Ross and Cromarty.—2. Ross, Mull
island, Argyllshire. See Ross of Mull.—3. Ross,
seat, in par. and 1¼ mile NE. of Hamilton, at con-
fluence of the Avon and the Clyde.

ltoss.1—par., S. co, Cork, on Ross Bay, 13,350 ac.,
pop. 4208 ; contains Rosscarbery.—2. Ross, bar., N. co.
Galway, 77,351 ac., pop. 8260.—3. Ross, par., Ross
bar., N. co. Galway, between Loughs Carrib and Mask,

11 miles NW. of Oughterard, 53,364 ac., pop. 4061.—4.
Ross, small harbour, on E. side of Broad Haven, N. co.
Mayo.—5. Ross, NAY. co. Meath, 3 miles SAY. of
Mount Nugent; P.O.— 6. Ross, town, co. Wexford.
See New Ross.

Ross, Little, island, Kirkcudbright. See Little Ross.

Ross, Lough.—5 miles SE. of Oughterard, mid. co.
Galway.—2. Ross, Lough, cos. Armagh and Mona-
ghan, 4 miles SE. of Castleblayney.

Ross, New, town, co. Wexford. See New Ross.

Ross, Old, par., co. AVexford. See Old Ross.

Ross (or Southern) Division, pari. div. of Here-
fordshire, pop. 52,177.

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

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