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Ryde and Cowes are important yachting centres. The
other places of note are Bembridge, Brading, Fresh-
water, Sandown, Shanklin, Yentnor, and Yarmouth.
The most interesting antiquities are Carisbrooke Castle
and the remains of Quarr Abbey. Osborne is a royal
residence. The Isle of Wight returns 1 member to

Wighton, par. and vil., Norfolk—par., 2932 ac., pop.
512; vil., 2 miles N. of Walsingham ;

Wigland, township, Malpas par., Cheshire, 2 miles
SE. of Malpas, 570 ac., pop. 150.

Wigley, hamlet, Eling par., Hants, 2 miles SW. of

Wigmore, hundred, Herefordshire, in NAY. of co.,
46,354 ac., pop. 5665; contains 14 pars, and 5 parts.—

2. Wigmore, par. and vil., Herefordshire, in NAY. of
co.—par., 3441 ac., pop. 417 ; vil., 5 miles SE. of Buck-
nell sta. and 9 miles NW. of Leominster;
P.O. On an
eminence to the W. stands a ruined castle built in the
12th century, and in vicinity are the remains of an
Augustinian priory.

Wigncll Street, hamlet, 2 miles AY. of Manningtree,

Wigsley (or Wiggesley), township, Thorney par.,
Notts, 8 miles E. of Tuxford, pop. 91.

Wigsthorpe. See Lilb’ORD cum Wigsthorpe.

Wigston, South, vil. with ry. sta., AVigston Magna
par., Leicestershire, 1% mile N. of AVigston Junction
and 3% miles S. of Leicester ;

Wigston Junction, ry. sta., in co. and 5 miles S. of

Wigston Magna, par. and vil., Leicestershire—par.,
2780 ac., pop. 4299; vil., 1 mile E. of Wigston Junc-
P.O., T.O., called Wigston; has considerable
trade in framework knitting; the par. contains South
Wigston, vil. with ry. sta.;
P.O.; Wigston Hall,
seat, is in vicinity.

Wigston Farva, township, Claybrooke par., Leices-
tershire, 6 miles NW. of Lutterworth, pop. 65.

W’igtoft, par., Lincolnshire, 7 miles SW. of Boston,
3300 ac., pop. 672.

Wigton.—market town, par., and township with ry.
sta., Cumberland, 11% miles SAY. of Carlisle—par.,
12,021 ac., 'pop. 5190; township, 3141 ac., pop. 3750;
town, 775 ac., pop. 3948 ;
P.O., T.o., 3 Banks, 1 news-
paper. Market-day,
Tuesday. AVigton has mfrs. of
ginghams and winceys, but the district is mainly agri-
cultural. Among other buildings is a Roman Catholic
church with a convent and orphanage. In the market
place is a very fine memorial fountain.—2. Wigton,
township, Harewood par., E. div. AVest-Riding York-
shire, 5% miles N. of Leeds, 1294 ac., pop. 299.

Wigtown, royal burgh, seaport, par., and co. town of
AVigtownshire, on AY. side of Wigtown Bay, 7% miles S.
of Newton-Stewart by rail—par., 7805 ac., pop. 2198;
royal burgh, pop. 1789;
P.O., T.o., 3 Banks. Market-
Saturday. There is a new harbour, and ships_ of
300 tons burden can reach the quay. (For shipping
statistics, see Appendix.) Wigtown gave the title of
earl (1606-1747) to the family of Fleming. The Wig-
town District of parliamentary burghs (AVigtown,
AYhithorn, New Galloway, and Stranraer) returned 1
member until 1885.

Wigtownshire, a maritime co. in SW. extremity of
Scotland, forming the AY. division of Galloway; is
bounded N. by Ayrshire and the mouth of the Firth of
Clyde, E. by Kirkcudbrightshire, S. by the Irish Sea,
and W. by the Irish Channel; greatest length, E. and
W., 30 miles; greatest breadth, N. and S., 28 miles;
area, 310,742 ac., pop. 38,611. The coast, about 120
miles in extent, is for the most part bold and rocky;
the chief headlands are Burrow Head, the Mull of
Galloway (the most southerly land in Scotland), and
Corsewall Point. The interior is divided into three
great districts—the double peninsula W. of Loch Ryan
and Luce Bay, known as the Rhinns of Galloway; the
peninsula between Luce Bay and AVigtown, called the
Machers; and the Moors, in the N. of the co. The
surface is mostly low and moderately level, except in
the Moors, which are hilly, and abound in mosses.
There is much excellent arable land in the Rhinns and
the Machers. (For agricultural statistics, see Appen-
dix.) The chief streams are the Cree, which flows

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