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    Place name County Entry Source
    ADDINGHAM Cumberland circle of 250 feet in diameter, and a predominant upright block 15 feet in girth and 18 feet high. Wordsworth pronounces this "family" of Druid Imperial
    BUXTON Derbyshire Druids; and it certainly was known to the Romans. Cromlechs and Druidical circles occur on the heights in its neighbourhood Imperial
    CAHIRLAG Cork ruins of the old parish church; and not far distant are the remains of a pagan judgment seat, druids' circle and altar. Lewis:Ireland
    CODFORD-ST. MARY Wiltshire Circle, supposed to have been formed by Druids for religious rites; and commands a most interesting view. The living is a rectory Imperial
    CORK Cork circles, cromlechs (commonly called Druids' altars), raths or circular mounds of earth, caves, and stone pillars, are numerous, particularly raths Lewis:Ireland
    DREWSTEIGNTON Devon circles, some traces of the Via-Sacra or Druid-way, and an ancient British camp The name Drewsteignton has often Imperial
    DRUID'S CIRCLE Cumberland DRUID'S CIRCLE , a well-preserved Druidical temple, 2 miles E of Keswick, in Cumberland. It crowns a hill commanding Imperial
    Druid's Circle, or Druid Stones Cumberland Druid's Circle , or Druid Stones , W. Cumberland, 2 miles E. of Keswick; 100 ft. in diameter. Bartholomew
    DUBLIN Dublin Druid, near Cabinteely, and others at Killiney, Howth, Mount Venus (in the parish of Cruagh), Glen South-well or the Little Dargle, and Larch hill, which last is within a circle Lewis:Ireland
    KILLARNEY Kerry Druids' Circle, consisting of a circular embankment about 35 feet in diameter, within which is a circle of seven upright Lewis:Ireland
    Largs Ayrshire circle of the sun's course, which would be deficient by that space.. Independently of the time of year indicated by this fire agreeing with that of the midsummer fires of the Druids Groome
    LIVERPOOL Lancashire Druids; and came, at length, to be partially opened by the daring Scandinavians who scoured the coasts of the Irish sea. The Mersey itself, though believed to have been the boundary between Northumbria and Mercia, in both the Saxon and the Danish times, figures very obscurely in early record, and is first mentioned by its modern name, so late as 1004, in a deed of King Ethelred. The country between the Mersey and the Ribble, " inter Ripam et Mersam, " is first mentioned in the same year, in the will of Wulfric Spott, Earl of Mercia, bequeathing it to his heirs Imperial
    MAN, or ISLE of MAN the Isle of Man Druids. The Key s are the lower house of the legislature; consist of twenty-four natives, gentlemen of property; hold their office for life; are each appointed, on a vacancy, by the lieutenant-governor, from a leet of two presented by the remaining twentythree; have appellate jurisdiction in civil causes; and are supposed to derive their name of Keys from three Manx words signifying "four-and-twenty." The revenue is derived from import duties, royalties of mines and quarries, lord's rent, and £500 of the commuted tythes; and amounts to somewhat more than £32,000 a year Imperial
    OLDBURY Wiltshire Circle; it is supposed to have been formed, not for defensive purposes, but by the Druids for religions rites; and it commands Imperial
    Peeblesshire or Tweeddale Peebles Shire Druid circles at Sheriffmuir in Stobo, near Tweedsmuir church, and at Gatehope in Innerleithen. Tombs and tumuli with stone coffins Groome
    REDRUTH Cornwall Druids,-town; " is believed, by less sanguinewriters, not to have originated till after the division of the county into parishes; was for some time called, and is still occasionally called, St. Uny; appears to have been built around a chapel dedicated to that saint; seems to have acquired its present name, by a corruption of Tretrot, signifying "the house on the river's bed; " is situated chiefly on the side of a hill, rising to the altitude of414 feet, amid a dreary tract of country, bare of vegetation and strewn with rubbish, but remarkably rich inmineral produce; consists chiefly Imperial
    Stonehenge Wiltshire circles and 2 ovals, inclosed by a double mound, and with an avenue leading from the NE.; and has been variously supposed to be a Druid Bartholomew
    STONEHENGE Wiltshire circle; enclosed a flat stone 15 feet long, called by some the altar-stone, by others the stone of astronomical observation; and now retains only 6 uprights and the so-called altar-stone. The conflicting opinions respecting the entire relic are well shadowed in Warton's sonnet:- Thou noblest monument of Albion's isle! Whether by Merlin's aid from Scythia's shore To Amber's fatal plain Pendragon bore, Huge frame of giant-hands, the mighty pile, To entomb his Britons slain by Hengist's guile: Or Druid Imperial
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