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Urney.—par., mid. co. Cavan, 7501 ac., pop. 4580;
contains the town of Cavan.—2. Urney, par., cos.
Donegal and Tyrone, on rivers Finn and Mourne, 22,061
ac., pop. 8326 ; P.O.; the Tyrone section contains Clady
and part of Strabane ; also Urney Park, seat.

Urpeth, township, Chester le Street par., Durham,
8 miles N. of Durham, 1725 ac., pop. 1692; has coal
mines; Urpetk Lodge is the seat of the Bewicke family.

Urquhart, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Elginshire—
par., on Moray Firth, 13,066 ac., pop. 2139; vil., 54 miles
E. of Elgin by rail.

Urquhart and Glenmoriston, par., Inverness-
shire, on Loch Ness, 122,705 ac., pop. 2438; the ruins
of Urquhart Castle stand on W. side of Loch Ness, 13
miles SW. of Inverness.

Urquhart and Logie Wester, par., chiefly in Ross
and Cromarty, but comprising also the detached sec-
tion of Nairnshire called Ferintosh, on river Conon and
Cromarty Firth, 13,581 ac., pop. 2525; the church is 8
miles NE. of Beauly, and opposite Dingwall.

Urr, par., Kirkcudbrightshire, on Urr Water, 15,426
ac., pop. 5490; contains Dalbeattie.

Urr, llaugh of, vil., Urr par., Kirkcudbrightshire,
on Urr Water, 4 miles NW. of Dalbeattie ; P.O.

Urr, Old Bridge of, hamlet, Kirkpatrick Durham
par., Kirkcudbrightshire, on Urr AYater, 4 miles N. ol
Castle-Douglas; P.O.

Urr Water, Kirkcudbrightshire; issues from Loch
Urr, on N. border of the co., and flows 27 miles SE. to
the Solway Firth, 34 miles S. of Dalbeattie.

Urra, hamlet, Helmsley par., North-Riding York-
shire, 54 miles SE. of Stokesley.

Urrard Honse, seat, Moulin par., Perthshire, on
river Garry, 24 miles SE. of Blair Athole.

Urray, hamlet, Ross and Cromarty, and par., partly
also in Inverness-shire—par., 72,640 ac., pop. 2474;
hamlet, near confluence of rivers Conon and Orrin, 3
miles NW. of Muir of Ord ry. sta.; P.O.

Urrin, rivulet, co. Wexford; rises near Mount
Leinster, and flows 12 miles SE. to the Slaney near

Urris Hills, near Dunree Head, N. co. Donegal, E.
side of Lough Swilly.

Urrisbeg Hill, near Roundstone, W. co. Galway,
alt. 987 ft.

Urswick, par., N. Lancashire, 3 miles SAY. of Ul-
verston, 4043 ac. and 1246 foreshore, pop. 1287; P.O.,
called Great Urswick; Roman coins have been found.

Ury, river, Aberdeenshire; rises 4 miles SE. of
Huntly, and flows 19 m. SE. to the Don near Inverurie.

Ury House, seat, Fetteresso par., Kincardineshire,
on Cowie AA’ater, 2 miles NW. of Stonehaven.

Use Mountains, bar. Duhallow, N. co. Cork, alt.
1329 ft.

Ushaw Moor, sta. on Dearness Yalley Ry., Lanches-
ter par., Durham, 4 miles W. of Durham ; adjacent is
Ushaw College (1808), a Roman Catholic seminary.

Ushenish Lighthouse, on headland on E. coast of
South Uist island, Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire; is
39 ft. high, with fixed light 176 ft. above high water
and seen 18 miles.

Ushlawrcoed, section of Bedwelty par., Monmouth-
shire ; contains part of Tredegar.

Ushnagh Hill, 4 miles E. of Ballymore, mid. co.
Westmeath, alt. 602 ft.

Usk.—parl. bor., par., township, and market town,
Monmouthshire, on river Usk, 12 miles SW. of Mon-
mouth and 157 W. of London by rail—par., 4956 ac.,
pop. 1968; parl. bor., 637 ac., pop. 1495; town and
township, 404 ac., pop. 1470; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1
newspaper. Market-day,
Friday. Usk is supposed by
some antiquarians to be the Burrium of the Romans.
The old castle, dismantled in the Civil War, and now
represented by some ivy-clad ruins, is said to have
been the birthplace of Edward IV. and Richard III.
The church was originally attached to a priory founded
in the 13th century by the Earls of Clare, who held
the castle. The river is crossed by an ancient 5-arched
bridge, from which there* is a fine prospect. There is
capital trout and salmon fishing. The inhabitants are
mostly engaged in agriculture. Usk is an ancient bor.,
with charters granted by Edward II., Edward IV., and
other monarchs; it is one of the Monmouth Boroughs,

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

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