Wolf Rock

Wolf Rock, 8 miles SSW. of Land's End, has a lighthouse (1862-69) 116 1/2 feet high.


Wolgast (w as v), a Pomeranian seaport, on the Peene, 10 miles from its mouth in the Baltic, and 36 SE. of Stralsund by rail. Pop. 8485.


Wollongong, a seaport of New South Wales, 49 miles S. of Sydney by rail. Pop. 5000.


Wolsingham, a Durham town, on the Wear, 10 miles N W. of Bishop Auckland. Pop. 3500.


Wolstanton, a busy manufacturing NW. suburb of Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire.


Wolverton, a town of Bucks, 2 miles ENE. of Stony Stratford. It has the London and Northwestern railway shops. Pop. of parish, 4147.


Wombwell, a town of Yorkshire, 4 1/2 miles SE. of Barnsley. Pop. 14,250.


Wooburn, a town of Bucks, 2 3/4 miles SW. of Beaconsfleld. Pop. of parish, 2727.


Wood'bridge, a Suffolk town, on the right bank of the Deben, which expands into an estuary, 12 miles from the sea and 8 ENE. of Ipswich. The Udebryge of Domesday, it has a fine Perpendicular church with a flint-work tower 108 feet high, a Flemish-looking town-hall, and the richly endowed Seckford almshouses and grammar-school - the former dating from 1587, and rebuilt in 1840 at a cost of 28,000. Bernard Barton and Edward Fitz-Gerald were residents. Vessels of 140 tons can reach the town, which exports corn, malt, and bricks. Pop. 4640.


Woodford, an Essex parish, 4 1/2 miles N. by E. of Stratford. Pop. 14,100.

Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa. See Horncastle.


Woodside, a NW. suburb of Aberdeen.


Wood'stock, a market-town of Oxfordshire, on the Glyme, 8 miles NNW. of Oxford. It was a royal manor from Saxon times until 1705, when it was granted to the Duke of Marlborough, whose seat, Blenheim Park (q.v.), is close by. Hence it has many memories, as the birthplace of the Black Prince (though not of Chaucer), as the scene of Becket's first quarrel with Henry (if not of Fair Rosamond's murder), as the place of captivity where Elizabeth wished herself a milkmaid, and for the pranks of its 'merry devil' on the parliamentary commissioners in the old manor house, which was pulled down in 1723. A municipal borough, chartered first by Henry VI., and last in 1886, Woodstock till 1832 returned two members, and then till 1885 one. It still carries on leather glove-making. Pop. 1684. See a work by E. Marshall (2 vols. 1873-74).


Woodstock, a town of Ontario, on the Thames, 88 miles by rail SW. of Toronto. Pop. 8850.


Wooler, a town of Northumberland, under the Cheviots, 9 miles SW. of Bel ford. Pop. 1331.

Woolmer Forest

Woolmer Forest, a heathy tract on the borders of Hants and Sussex.


Woolsthorpe, a Lincolnshire hamlet, 8 miles S. of Grantham, with the birthplace (almost unaltered) of Sir Isaac Newton.


Woolton. See Much Woolton.


Woonsock'et, a town of Rhode Island, on the Blackstone River, 38 miles SW. of Boston, with manufactures of cottons, woollens, iron, and rubber. Pop. 29,250.