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AVorcester Bark (Old Malden), ry. sta., Surrey, 34
miles NE. of Epsom;
P.O., T.o. See Malden, Old.

AVorcester Walk, tract in Dean Forest, Gloucester.

Worden Hall, seat, Whalley par., NE. Lancashire,
3 miles NW. of Chorley.

Wordesley, vil., Staffordshire, 2 miles NAV. of Stour-
bridge ; P.O., T.o.

Wordweli, par., Suffolk, 5 miles NW. of Bury St
Edmunds, 2299 ac., pop. 44.

Worlleld, par. and vil., Shropshire—par., 10,320 ac.,
pop. 1749; vil., 3 miles NE. of Bridgnorth; P.O. ; has
several endowed schools; in vicinity is

Workington, market town, seaport, and par., Cum-
berland, at mouth of river Derwent, 64 miles N. of
AVhitehaven by rail—par., 7635 ac., pop. 16,154; town-
ship, 3355 ac., pop. 14,361; town, 3463ac., pop. 14,371;
P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days,
Wednesday and Saturday. In the time of Henry

VIII. Workington was a fishing village. Its prosperity
commenced with the opening of coal mines in the reign
of Elizabeth. Its industrial establishments comprise
large iron-smelting works, and works for steel rails, iron
plates, &c. There is a papermill. It has also some
shipbuilding, and it carries on a considerable shipping
trade. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) The
harbour was improved by the construction of a break-
water in 1873.
Workington Hall, the seat of the Cur-
wen family, gave shelter to Mary Queen of Scots on her
flight from Langside in 1568.

Workington Bridge, ry. sta., Cumberland, in NE.
vicinity of AVorkington.

Worksop, market town and par., Notts, on river
Ryton, near the N. extremity of Sherwood Forest, 18
miles SE. of Sheffield and 147 N. of London by rail—
par., 18,220 ac., pop. 11,625; town, pop. 10,588; P.O.,
T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day,
Wednesday. Worksop
has an extensive trade in malt and timber, and mfrs.
of agricultural implements, railway sleepers, and
Windsor chairs. It was known at the Conquest as
AVirchesop. Castle Hill marks the site of a Norman
stronghold. The beautiful Norman church was origi-
nally the church of an Augustinian priory, which has
left considerable remains.
Worksop Manor (18th
century), formerly the property of the Duke of Nor-
folk, now belongs to the Duke of Newcastle; the ori-
ginal mansion, built by the first Earl of Shrewsbury in
the reign of Henry V., was for some time the prison of
Mary Queen of Scots. From the number of mansions
and parks in the neighbourhood (Clumber Park, Work-
sop Manor, AVelbeck Abbey, Thoresby Park, Osberton
Hall, &c.), the district has been designated the
“ Dukery.”

AA’orlaby by Alford, par., Lincolnshire, 7 miles S.
of Louth, 490 ac., pop. 66.

AVorlaby (by Brigg), par. and vil., Lincolnshire—
par., 3210 ac., pop. 582 ; vil., 5 m. NE. of Brigg ; P.O.

Worlbury Hill, chalk hill, Hants, 7 miles NAV. of
AVinchester; has the figure of a horse cut on its S.
slope ; on the summit is an ancient camp of 120 ac.

AA'orldliam, East, par. and vil., Hants, 24 miles SE.
of Alton, 1736 ac., pop. 265.

Worldkaiu, AVest, par., Hants, adjacent to East
Worldham, 471 ac., pop. 79.

Worle, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Somerset—par.,
1810 ac., pop. 965; vil., on E. slope of Worle Hill, 24
miles NE. of Weston super Mare; P.O.

Worleston, township and vil. with ry. sta., Acton
par., Cheshire—township, 1151 ac., pop. 338; vil., If m.
N. of Nantwich and 3f NW. of Crewe Junction; P.O.,T.O.

Worlingbaiu, par., Suffolk, 14 mile SE. of Beccles,
1631 ac., pop. 184 ; contains
Worlingkain Hall, seat.

AVorlington, par. and vil., Suffolk—par., 2080 ac.,
pop. 293; vil., on river Lark, 1 mile SAAr. of Milden-
liall; P.O.; in vicinity is
Worlington Hall, seat.

AVorlington, East, par. and vil., Devon—par., 2363
ac., pop. 208 ; vil., 6 miles E. of Chulmleigh; P.O.

AVorlington, West, par. and vil., Devon, 4 mile W.
of East AVorlington, 2683 ac., pop. 193.

Worlingworth, par. and vil., Suffolk—par., 2446
ac., pop. 643; vil., 5 miles NW. of Frandingham ; P.O.;
has an endowed school; in vicinity is
seat of Lord Henniker.

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