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Park, seat.—4. Southwick, par., Northamptonshire,
2½ miles NW. of Oundle, 1320 ac., pop. 262; contains
Sonthwick llall, seat.—5. Southwick, coast par. and
vil. with ry. sta., Sussex, 2 miles E. of Shoreham, 1041
ac., pop. 2561; P.O., T.O.; near the vil. is Southwick
Park, seat.—6. Southwick, township, North Bradley
par., Wilts, 2 miles SW. of Trowbridge, pop. 999 ; P.O.

Southwick, ry. sta., Kirkgunzeon par., Kirkcud¬
brightshire, 3 miles NE. of Dalbeattie ; P.O.

Southwick House, seat, Colvend par., Kirkcud¬
brightshire, 7 miles SE. of Southwick ry. sta.

Southwold, mun. bor., seaport and market town,
and par., Suffolk, at mouth of river Blythe, 8 miles E.
of Halesworth by rail and 14 miles S. of Lowestoft,
566 ac., pop. 2107; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-
Thursday. Southwold is situated on an eminence
overlooking the sea, and is a place of great antiquity,
known in Saxon times as Sudwald, and belonging at
Domesday to Bury Abbey. It rose into notice upon the
decline of Dunwich, and received its first charter from
Henry VIL The chief architectural feature of South¬
wold is the handsome church of St Edmund, built in
1460. There are two piers and a breakwater. South¬
wold has become a favourite place of resort for sea¬
bathing, and has large fisheries of herring, cod, and
sole. Coal is imported. At Southwold (or Sole) Bay,
the boundaries of which have almost disappeared from
successive encroachments of the sea, was fought, in 1672,
the famous naval engagement between the Dutch under
De Ruyter and the English under James Duke of York.

Southwood.—par., Norfolk, 10 miles SE. of Nor¬
wich, 482 ac., pop. 44.—2. Southwood, bamlet, Bal-
tonsborough par., Somerset, 5½ miles W. of Castle
Cary.—3. Southwood, hamlet, Evercreechpar., Somer¬
set, 3 miles NW. of Bruton.

Southworth with Croft, par., Lancashire, 4 miles
NE. of AVarrington, 1884 ac., pop. 1032; P.O., at Croft.

Soutra, ancient par., now in Fala and Soutra par.,
Haddingtonshire; the ancient hospital and church of
“ Soltre ” stood near the top of Soutra Hill (1209 ft.),
the most westerly ridge of the Lammermuir Hills, 4
miles E. of Tynehead sta.

Sow. — river, Staffordshire ; rises near Broughton,
and flows 18 miles SE. past Eccleshall and Stafford to
the Trent near Tixall.—2. Sow, river, Warwickshire;
rises near Astley, and flows 15 miles SE. and S. to the
Avon at Stoneleigh.

Sow, rivulet, co. Wexford; rises near Oulart, and
flows 11 miles S. to Wexford Harbour.

Sowhcr Hall, seat, North-Riding Yorkshire, 4 miles
S. of Northallerton.

Sowe, par. and vil., Warwickshire—par., 2505 ac.,
pop. 1324; vil., on r. Sow, 4 m. NE. of Coventry; P.O.

Sowerby.—township and vil., Thirsk par., North-
Riding Yorkshire, forming a SE. suburb of Thirsk, 2614
ac., pop. 1743; P.O.—2. Sowerby, town and township,
Halifax par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 4 miles
SAA'. of Halifax—township (containing parts of Sowerby
Bridge and Luddendenfoot towns), 6894 ac., pop. 9462;
town, pop. 6179. Sowerby is a local government dist.,
and has cotton and woollen mfrs.—3. Sowerby, Lan¬
cashire. See
Inskip with Sowerby.

Sowerby, Castle, Gumberland. See Castle Sowerby.

Sowerby Bridge, manufacturing town with ry. sta.,
Halifax par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river
Calder, at terminus of Rochdale Canal, 2½ miles SW. of
Halifax, pop. 8724; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. The town
comprises parts of Norland, Skircoat, Sowerby, and
Warley townships; it has risen rapidly, and is now a
considerable and thriving place, with extensive wharves;
it has worsted and cotton spinning, oilcloth mfr., dyeing
and chemical works, and wire works and iron works.

Sowerby Hivisiou, pari. div. of N. div. West-Riding
Yorkshire, pop. 60,319.

Sowerby Row, hamlet, Castle Sowerby par., Cum¬
berland, 7½ miles S. of Dalston; P.O.

Sowerby Under Cotclilf, township, Sigston par.,
North-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ miles E. of Northallerton,
812 ac., pop. 49.

Sowton, par., Devon, 3 miles E. of Exeter, 1094 ac.,
pop. 408.

Soyea Island, Assynt par., Sutherland, off the
mouth of Loch Inver.

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