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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 181 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SWANAGE, a watering-place and seaport in the eastern parliamentary division of Dorsetshire, England, 9 M. S.S.W. from Bournemouth by sea, and 132 M. S.W. by W. from London by the London & South-Western railway. Pop. of urban district (1901), 3408. It lies on the picturesque Swanage Bay, on the east coast of the so-called Isle of Purbeck, the district lying south of Poole Harbour. The coast is wild and precipitous, and numerous caves occur in the cliffs. Inland are open, high-lying downs. Swanage Bay has a beautiful sandy beach affording excellent bathing. In the town, the church 1870, p. 430) from a single specimen in the Museum of Pelting, should be removed from the sub-family Cygninae. Of C. coscoroba Mr Gibson remarks (Ibis, 188o, pp. 36, 37) that its " note is a loud trumpet-call," and that it swims with " the neck curved and the wings raised after the true swan model." t Commonly quoted as Oud en nieuw Oast Indien (Amsterdam, 1726). The, incidents of the voyage are related in Deel iii. Hoofdst. iv. (which has for its title Description of Banda), pp. 68–71. of St Mary has a massive tower possibly of pre-Norman date; 26 other churches and ro mission rooms belonging to the Church there are a town-hall, an institute with library and lecture hall, of England, besides 2 Roman Catholic churches, a synagogue and memorials to a victory gained by King Alfred over the and 84 Nonconformist chapels (31 Welsh and 53 English) and Danes in the bay in 877, and to Albert, Prince Consort. A 20 mission rooms, but all are modern buildings. There are large export trade is carried on in stone from the Purbeck 9 ecclesiastical parishes and parts of two or three others, all in the quarries. diocese of St Davids. The Royal Institution of South Wales,
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