Holy Island or Holyhead Island, Anglesey
Holy Island or Holyhead Island, an island in the W of Anglesey, divided by an isthmus into the parishes of Holyhead and Rhoscolyn. It extends from NW to SE, measures about 8 miles in length, and about 3¼ in maximum breadth, and is separated from the rest of Anglesey by a sandy strait, in some places fordable at low-water. The turnpike-road and the railway cross the strait on a long causeway or embankment, with an arched waterway or bridge in the middle, through which a tremendous current rushes at the turn of the tide. A rocky eminence near Rhoscolyn Church commands an excellent view of the island, " rivalling on a clear day some of the finest portions of the coasts of Italy." See HOLTHEAD and RHOSCOLYN.
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