Woolston.— par., Gloucestershire, 5 miles N. of
Cheltenham, 787 ac., pop. 62.—2. Woolston, eccl.
(list, and ry. sta., St Mary Extra Southampton' and
Hound pars., Hants, within the parliamentary limits
of Southampton, pop. 3158; P.O., T.o.; the sta. is 2%
miles SE. of Southampton Dock sta. by rail.—3. Wool-
ston, hamlet, North Cadbury par., Somerset, 2 miles
S. of Castle Cary.—4. Woolston, Warwickshire. See
Woolston cum Marlinscroft, township, Warring-
ton par., SW. Lancashire, 2% miles E. of Warrington,
1566 ac. (48 water), pop. 504; P.O.
Woolstone.—township, Uffington par., Berks, in AV.
of co., 6 miles S. of Faringdon, 2012 ac., pop. 201.—2.
Woolstone, hamlet, AVest Alvington par., Devon, near
Kingsbridge.—3. Woolstone. See also AVoolston.
Woolstone, Great and Little, 2 pars., Bucks, in N.
of co., 3% miles N. of Bletchley—Great AVoolstone, 514
ac., pop. 81; Little AVoolstone, 631 ac., pop. 81.
Woolton (or Much Woolton), town and township,
Childwall par., SAV. Lancashire, 5 miles SE. of Liver-
pool, 795 ac., pop. 4541; P.O., t.o. Much Woolton is
a local government district, and has a fine church, a
mechanics institution, several schools, and numerous
residences of Liverpool merchants.
Woolton, Little, township, Childwall par., SW.
Lancashire, on NE. side of AVoolton, 1388 ac., pop.
1159; contains Woolton Kali, seat.
Woolton (or Wootton) Hill, eccl. dist. and vil.,
East AVoodhay par., Hants, near N. border of co.—
dist., pop. 792; vil., 5 miles SW. of Newbury; P.O.,T.O.
Woolvercot (or Wolvercote), par., township, and
vil., Oxfordshire—par., 1440 ae. (45 water), pop. 756;
township, 1158 ac., pop. 733; vil., 2% miles N. of
Oxford ; P.O.; the AVoolvercot paperworks are here.
Woolverston, par., Suffolk, on river Orwell, 4%
miles SE. of Ipswich, 1256 ac. (305 water), pop. 243;
contains Woolvcrstone Park, seat.
Woolverton.—hamlet, on S. coast of Isle of AVight,
2 miles SW. of Ventnor; has interesting remains of an
ancient building; in vicinity is Woolverton House,
seat.—2. Woolverton, par., Somerset, 4 miles N. of
Frome, 756 ac. (including Chatley Hill), pop. 129.—3.
Woolverton, Hants. See AVolverton.
Woolwich, pari, bor., town, and par., Kent, on river
Thames, 8 miles E. of London by rail—par., 1126 ac.,
pop. 36,665; bor. (including also the township of
Eltham and the par. of Plumstead), 8296 ac., pop.
74,963 ; 3 Banks, 4 newspapers. The chief feature of
Woolwich is the arsenal, one of the most extensive
and complete establishments of the kind in the world.
It is 4 miles in circumference, and is divided into the
carriage, gun factory, laboratory, saddlery, and ord-
nance departments. The arsenal was transferred from
Moorfields to Woolwich in 1716. The dockyard dates
from the reign of Henry VIII., but it never attained to
first rank among English naval yards. Almost the only
buildings of interest are the military establishments,
such as the military academy, the Rotunda or military
museum, the barracks of the artillery and of the
marine and royal engineers, the soldiers home, the
ordnance hospital, and the Herbert hospital on the AV.
slope of Shooters Hill. Military exercises and reviews
are held on Woolwich Common; and at the practice
range, on the marshes to the E., all cannon and new
inventions in artillery are proved. There is a ferry
from Woolwich pier to North Woolwich. AVoolwich
returns 1 member to Parliament; it was made a par-
liamentary borough in 1885, prior to which it was
mostly included in the old parliamentary limits of
Woolwich, North, town with ry. sta., East Ham
par., Essex, and detached part of AVoolwich par., Kent,
lying N. of the Thames, opposite AVoolwich and partly
within its parliamentary limits, 8f miles E. of London
by rail, pop. 4098; P.O., T.O. Extensive factories,
especially of telegraph cables, have recently sprung up
here; the North AVoolwich Gardens are a favourite
Woolwich Arsenal Station, at Woolwich.
Woolwich Dockyard Station, at Woolwich.
Woolwich Beach, reach of river Thames, past
Woolwich, 2 miles long and about % mile broad.
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