Abbey Craig

Abbey Craig, an abrupt eminence (362 feet), 1 1/2 mile ENE. of Stirling. It is crowned by the Wallace monument (1869), a baronial tower 220 feet high.


Abbeydorney, a Kerry village, 5 1/2 miles N. of Tralee, with a ruined abbey (1154).


Abbeyfeale, a market-town, 37 miles SW. of Limerick. Pop. 896.


Abbeyleix (Abbey-leece'), a town of Queen's County, 61 miles SW. of Dublin. Pop. 987.


Abbiate-Grasso (Abbiah'tay), a town of Italy, 14 miles WSW. of Milan. Pop. 7025.


Abbotabad, in the NW. Frontier Province of India, 180 miles NNW. of Lahore. Pop. 5000.


Abbotsbury, a Dorset village, at the head of the Fleet tidal inlet, 8 miles NW. of Weymouth.


Abbotsford, built in 1811-24 by Sir Walter Scott, on the Tweed's south bank, 2 miles W. of Melrose.


Aber, a Carnarvonshire coast-village, at the mouth of a lovely little glen, 4 3/4 miles E. of Bangor.


Aberavon, or Port Talbot, a seaport of Glamorganshire, on the Avon, near its mouth in Swansea Bay, 32 miles W. of Cardiff. The valley of the Avon is shut in by lofty hills, while every available space is occupied by tinplate, copper, and iron works. It is one of the 'swansea boroughs.' Pop. (1861) 2916; (1901) 7560.


Aberayron, a Cardiganshire watering-place, 14 miles SSW. of Aberystwith. Pop. 1340.


Aberbrothock. See Arbroath.


Abercarn, a coal-mining municipality, prosperous and progressive, of Monmouthshire, 8 miles NW. of Newport. Pop. 12,600.


Abercorn, a Linlithgowshire hamlet, near the Firth of Forth, 3 3/4 miles W. of South Queensferry. From 681 to 685 it was the seat of a bishopric.


Aberdare, a town of Glamorganshire, 4 miles SW. of Merthyr-Tydvil, and within its parliamentary boundary. Coal and iron are found in abundance in the vicinity, and Aberdare is a flourishing centre of iron and tin works. Pop. (1841) 6471; (1861) 32,299; (1901) 43,400.


Aberdour, (1) a Fife village, on the Firth of Forth, 3 miles W. of Burntisland, with a ruined castle of the Earls of Morton. Pop. 748. (2) An Aberdeenshire village, 8 miles W. by S. of Fraserburgh. Richard Chancellor was lost in Aberdour Bay (1556).


Aberdovey, a watering-place of Merionethshire, on the Dovey estuary, 10 miles N of Aberystwith.


Aberfeldy, a pleasant Perthshire village, near the Tay's south bank, 32 1/2 miles NW. of Perth by rail. The neighbouring Falls of Moness are celebrated in Burns's Birks of Aberfeldy. A monument (1887) commemorates the embodiment of the Black Watch here in 1740. Pop. 1569.


Aberffraw, a seaport of Anglesey, 12 miles SE. of Holyhead. Pop. 959.


Aberfoyle, a Perthshire hamlet, immortalised through Scott's Rob Roy, 23 miles W. of Stirling by rail.


Abergavenny (Abergen'ny; Rom. Gobannium), a market-town of Monmouthshire, at the Gav-enny's influx to the Usk, 13 miles W. of Monmouth. It has remains of an old castle and of a priory, with collieries and ironworks near. Pop. of municipal borough (1901) 7800.