Searching for "STROMA"

We could not match "STROMA" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, or as a postcode. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 9 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "STROMA":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Caithness Caithness Stroma island, lying in the Pentland Firth; and is prevailingly bold and rocky. Chief headlands are Dunnet Head (306 feet Groome
    Candick Orkney Stroma, 8¾ NW of the Pentland Skerries, and 12 NE by E of Dunnet Head. A lighthouse is on it; was built Groome
    Canisbay Caithness Stroma in the Pentland Firth. Its church is situated near Gills Bay, 3½ miles E of Mey, and 19¾ NNW of Wick Groome
    Gills Caithness Stroma island, but lies open to the NE and the NNW, and has a beach of flat rocks and shingles Groome
    Mey Caithness Stroma island, was the site of the ancient chapel of Mey; and, in consequence of that chapel having been dedicated Groome
    Orkney Orkney Stroma, in the Pentland Firth, on the coast of, and in the county of, Caithness, is a dangerous whirlpool called Groome
    Pentland Firth Caithness
    Stroma, included in the county of Caithness, and separated from the mainland by the Inner Sound (1½ mile). Six and a half Groome
    Stroma Caithness Stroma , island, Canisbay par., Caithness, in the Pentland Firth, 3½ miles NW. of Duncansbay Head, pop. 341; P.O.; measures Bartholomew
    Wick Caithness Stroma in the Pentland Firth. It thus includes the harbours of Little Ferry, Helmsdale, Lybster, Broadhaven, Scrabster, and Portskerry, besides Groome
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

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