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gradually rises from the marshes of the S. towards the
N., where the cliffs are from 60 to 80 ft. high. The
whole island is composed of London clay, and the soil is
rich and fertile. Cereals are grown on the higher
lands, while the lower lands have long been famous for
the breeding and fattening of sheep. Minster Abbey
Church was one of the three earliest churches of the

Shepreth, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Cambridge-
shire, in S. of co.—par., 1269 ac., pop. 373; vil., 5 miles
NE. of Boy ston; P.O.

Shepton Beauchamp, par. and vil., Somerset—par.,
836 ac., pop. 640; vil., 4 miles NE. of Ilminster; P.O.

Shepton George, Dorset. See Shipton-George.

Shepton Mallet (popularly Shcpun), market town
and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, 5 miles SE. of Wells
and 120 SW. of London, 3572 ac., pop. 5322; P.O., T.O.,
2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day,
Friday. Shepton
Mallet, known to the Saxons as Sepeton, possesses a
fine old parish church, an endowed grammar school, and
a considerable market-place, in the centre of which
stands a handsome market-cross of hexagonal form,
erected in 1500. It has mfrs. of silk, velvet, crape,
ribbons, &c., an extensive brewing trade, and a large
corn market.

Shepton Montague, par., Somerset, 2% miles NW. of
Wincanton, 2424 ac., pop. 326.

Sliepway, lathe, Kent, in SE. of co., 130,891 ac., pop.
46 731 ; contains the mun. bors. of Folkestone and
Hythe, the liberty of New Romney, and 14 hundreds.

Sheraton, vil., Monk Hesledon par., Durham, 11
miles N. of Stockton; P.O.; in vicinity is Sheraton
House, seat.

Sheraton with Hulani, township, Monk Hesle-
don par., Durham, 2346 ac., pop. 176.

Sherborne.—market town and par. with ry. sta., Dor-
set 4| miles NE. of Yeovil Junction, 18 miles N. of
Dorchester, and 118 SAA”. of London—par., 6467 ac.,
pop. 5636; town (comprising parts of Sherborne and
Castleton pars.), 411 ac., pop. 5053; P.O., T.o., 2 Banks,
1 newspaper. Market-days,
Thursday and Saturday.
Sherborne was the seat of a bishopric from 705 until
about 1075, when the see was removed to Old Sarum.
The parish church was the church of the abbey, founded
in 998 on the site of an earlier cathedral church; re-
cently restored by the Digbys, it is one of the finest
minsters in the south of England. The grammar school
is now one of the largest public schools in the kingdom.
On an eminence near the town are the remains of the
Norman castle bnilt in the time of Stephen, and
stormed by Fairfax in 1645. In the castle grounds is
an Elizabethan mansion (Sherborne Castle), seat of the
Digby family, built by Sir AYalter Raleigh. Bradley
(1692-1762), the astronomer, was a native of Sherborne,
which has glove making, button and lace making, and
silk throwing.—2. Sherborne, hundred, Dorset, in N.
of co., 27,873 ac., pop. 9549; contains 19 pars, and
part of another.—3. Sherborne, par. and vil., Glou-
cestershire—par., 4560 ac., pop. 573; vil., 5 miles S. of
Bourton on the AA”ater ; P.O.; Sherborne Fark is the
seat of Lord Sherborne.—4. Sherborne, par. and vil.,
Warwickshire—par., 1110 ac., pop. 201; vil., on river
Avon. 3% miles SAA”. of Warwick ; P.O.

Sherborne, West, par., Hants, 3 milesNW. of Basing-
stoke, 2985 ac., pop. 473. See
Monk Sherborne.

Sherborne Castle, seat; Sherborne, Dorset.

Sherborne Mill, paperworks, Kings Norton, Wor-

Sherborne St John (or East Sherborne), par. and
vil., Hants—par., 3972 ac., pop. 639 ; vil., 2% miles NW.
of Basingstoke ; P.O.    ...

Shcrbrook Bell, narrow ravine, Derbyshire, 1 mile
SE. of Buxton.

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