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Whlston.—township, Prescot par., SAA7. Lancashire,
on S. side of Prescot, 1783 ac., pop. 2705; P.O.—2.
Whlston, par., Northamptonshire, on river Nen, 6%
miles E. of Northampton, 809 ac., pop. 82.—3,
Whiston, Pembrokeshire. SeeAViSTON.—4. Whiston,
par., township, and vil., S. div. AVest-Riding Yorkshire
—par., 3189 ac., pop. 1337 ; township (partly in Rother-
ham par. and bor.), 3948 ac., pop, 1388; vil., 2 miles
SE. of Rotherham; P.O.











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Whistones, township, Claines par., AVorcestershire,
on N. side and wholly in bor. of AYorcester, pop. 2976.

Whit . See also AYhite .

Whltacre, Nether, par. and vil., AVarwickshire, 1
m. NE. of AATiitacre Junction and 3 m. NE of Coleshill,
2210 ac., pop. 587; P.O., called Whltacre Heath.

Whitacre, Over, par. and vil., AVarwickshire, 2%
miles SE. of AVhitacre Junction, 1375 ac., pop. 288 ; in
vicinity of vil. is Whitacre House, seat.

Whitacre Junction, ry. sta., AVarwickshire, 2 miles
N. of Coleshill and 10% miles NE. of Birmingham.

Whitbarrow.—hill, Cumberland, 7 miles SAV. of
Penrith.—2. Whitbarrow, long ridgv hill, AVest-
morland, in SAV. of co., 4 miles NAV. of Milnthorpe.

Whitheck, coast par., Cumberland, 6%miles SAV. of
Broughton in Furness, 4482 ac. and 578 foreshore, pop.
184; contains 3 Druidical circles.

Whitboiirne, par., Herefordshire, in NE. of co., on
river Teme, 5 miles NE. of Bromyard, 3056 ac., pop.
745; Whitbonrne Hall, seat, was at one time a
palace of the bishops of Hereford.

Whitirargh, seat, Humbie par., Haddingtonshire, 3
miles SE. of Pathhead.

Whitburn, par. and vil., Durham—par., 4250 ac.
and 327 foreshore, pop. 2024; vil., 3 miles N. of
Sunderland ; P.O.; is a sea-bathing resort; in vicinity
is Whitburn HaU, seat.

Whitburn, par. and vil. (police burgh) with ry. sta.,
Linlithgowshire—par., 9775 ac., pop. 6326; vil., onriver
Almond, 3% miles SAV. of Bathgate, pop. 1200; P.O.,
T.O., 1 Bank. The par. abounds in coal and ironstone.

Whitby.—seaport and market town, par., and town-
ship, North-Riding Yorkshire, at mouth of river Esk,
19 miles NAY. of Scarborough and 56% NE. of York by
rail—par., 28,227 ac., pop. 18,611; township, 78 ac.,
pop. 8820; town, 2028 ac., pop. 14,086; P.O., T.O., 3
Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day,
Saturday. The
town is divided into old and new by the river Esk,
which is spanned by a stone bridge with a swivel centre-
piece to allow vessels to enter the inner harbour. The
outer harbour is protected by two stone piers, the
longer of which forms an agreeable promenade. The
harbour is spacious and commodious, with wet and dry
docks, and slips for shipbuilding. The coasting trade
is extensive. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.)
On High AVhitby or Ling Hill are 2 lighthouses, 60 anti
46 feet high, each with fixed light 240 feet above high
water and seen 23 miles. Iron steamships are built,
and there are boatbuilding yards, sailcloth factories,
roperies, and productive sea fisheries. The mfr. of
jet ornaments is a specialty. AVhitby has recently
come into favour as a watering-place. Some remains
still exist of the church of the Benedictine abbey (1073)
which succeeded a famous Saxon convent of the 7tli
century. AVhitby returned 1 member to Parliament
from 1832 until 1885.—2. Whitby, township, Eastham
and Stoke pars., Cheshire, on Ellesmere Canal, 6 miles
N. of Chester, 1232 ac. (18 water) and 190 tidal water
and foreshore, pop. 1488.

Whitby Division, pari. div. of North-Riding York-
shire, pop. 58,519.

Whitby Strand, liberty, North-Riding Yorkshire,

43,891 ac., pop. 19,193 ; contains AVhitby.

Whitcliam. See AYitcham.

Whitchester, township, Heddon on the AYall par.,
Northumberland, 10 miles NAV. of Newcastle, 817
ac., pop. 40.

Whitchurch.—par. and vil., Bucks—par., 1718 ac.,
pop. 725; vil., 4 miles N. of Aylesbury; P.O., T.O. ;
traces of an ancient castle are in vicinity.—2. Whit-
church, par. and vil., Devon—par., 5979 ac., pop.
1067 ; vil., 1% mile SE. of Tavistock; p.o.; has tin and
lead mines. Whitchurch Down commands fine pros-
pects.—3. Whitchurch, market town and par. with
ry. sta., Hants, on river Test or Anton, 11% miles SAA”.
of Basingstoke, 6367 ac., pop. 1866; P.O., T.O. Mar-
Friday. AVhitchurch is an ancient town, and

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