Snowdon (Hill of Snow), mountain, in co. and 9
miles SE. of Carnarvon, alt. 3571 ft.; is known to the
Welsh as Eryri (Eagle Top), is the highest mountain in
England or AVales, has 5 distinct peaks (Y AYyddfa,
Yr Aran, Lliwedd, Crib-y-ddysgyl, and Crib-goch), and
gives name toSnowdonia, amountainous region extend-
ing across the county of Carnarvon from the coast near
Nevin to Penmaenmawr near Conway. The ascent of
Snowdon may be made from Beddgelert, Snowdon
Ranger sta., Capel Curig, or Llanberis.
Snowdon Hanger, ry. sta., in co. and 10¼ miles
SE. of Carnarvon by rail, and 4 miles W. of Snowdon.
Snowdonman, mountain, North-Riding Yorkshire, 6
miles NE. of Askrigg.
Snowbird Honse, seat, 3 miles NW. of Southam,
Snowshill, par. and vil., Gloucestershire, 6 miles
SW. of Campden, 2294 ac., pop. 255.
Snugborough, school, Aglish par., co. Mayo.
Snydale, township, Normanton par., S. div. West-
Riding Yorkshire, 4 miles AY. of Pontefract, 1060 ac.,
pop. 1242 ; contains Snydale Hall, seat.
Soap Roek (or Gne Graze), on S. coast of Cornwall,
2¼ miles NW. of Lizard Head.
Soar, river, midlands of England; rises on E. border
of AA7arwickshire, and flows NE. and NW. past Whet-
stone, Leicester, AYanslip, Mountsorrel, Loughborough,
Normanton, and Kegworth to the Trent, 12 miles SE.
of Derby; is 40 miles long ; in parts of the lower
reaches its course has been shortened by artificial cuts
to facilitate navigation.
Soay.—island, Bracadale par., Skye island, Inver-
ness-shire, at entrance to Loch Scavaig, pop. 102;
measures 1¼ mile hy 3 miles, is nearly bisected by two
bays, and rises to an alt. of 455 ft.—2. Soay, island,
Sutherland. See Soyea.
Soberton, par. and vil., Hants—par., 5887 ac., pop.
1097 ; vil., 4 miles E. of Bishops Waltham ; P.O. ; and
P.O., T.O. at Soberton New Town.
Sock, hamlet, Mudfordpar., Somerset, 3 miles NE.
Sock Dennis, par., Somerset, 1 mile SW. of II-
chester, 880 ac., pop. 28.
Sockbridge and Tirril, township, Barton par.,
Westmorland, 2 m. SW. of Penrith, 1159 ac., pop. 218.
Sockbnrn, township, Durham, and par., mostly in
North-Riding Yorkshire—par., 2795 ac. (114 water),
pop. 213; township, 710 ac. (58 water), pop. 44; con-
tains Sockbnrn Hall, seat, 6 miles E. of Darlington.
Sod Island, N. side of estnary of river Shannon,
about 10½ miles below Limerick; has a fixed light 12 ft.
above high water and seen 5 miles.
Sodbury, Chipping. See Chipping Sodbury.
Sodbnry, Little, par., Gloucestershire, 1 mile NE.
of Chipping Sodbury, 1093 ac., pop. 132.
Sodbury, Old, par. and vil., Gloucestershire—par.,
3729 ac., pop. 714; vil., 2 miles SE. of Chipping Sod-
bury ; P.O.
Soddington, hamlet, Mamble par., Worcestershire,
6½ miles SW. of Bewdley.
Sodcrick, Port. See Port Soderick.
Sodyll, hamlet, on NW. border of Shropshire, 5½
miles NAY. of Ellesmere.
Softly. See Lynesack.
Soham, market town and par. with ry. sta., Cam-
bridgeshire, 5 miles SE. of Ely, 12.706 ac., pop. 3980;
P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-days, Tuesday and Friday.
The town dates from a remote period; it had a
monastery founded in 630 and destroyed by the Danes
in 870, and during that period was the seat of a bishop.
An important cattle fair is held in May. Much of the
ground is occupied by orchards and market gardens,
the produce of which is sent to London, Liverpool, New-
castle, and Norwich.
Soho, sta. on London and North-AYestern Ry., Staf-
fordshire, between Birmingham and Dudley Port, in
NW. vicinity of Birmingham.
,Soho Paper Mill, Wooburn, near Beaconsfield, Bucks.
Soho St Anne, par., Middlesex, in Westminster
pari, bor., 54 ac., pop. 16,608.
Soho and Winson Green, sta. on Great Western
Ry., AYarwickshire, between Birmingham and Wednes-
bury, in NW. vicinity of Birmingham.
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