Searching for "BURRAY"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Burray Orkney Burray, an island and a parish in the S of Orkney. The island, lying between South Ronaldshay and Pomona, is separated Groome
    Burray Orkney Burray , one of the Orkney islands, 3¾ miles long, par. of South Ronaldshay, pop -- 685; P.O. Bartholomew
    Glimsholm Orkney Orkney, in the W end of Holm Sound, adjacent to the NW corner of Burray, and 2½ miles W of Roseness in Pomona. Groome
    Holm Orkney Burray, and varying in breadth from 1½ mile to 2½ miles, contains Lambholm Island towards its centre and Glimsholm Groome
    Hoy Orkney Burray and South Ronaldshay islands by Scapa Flow, 5½ to 11 miles broad; and from Caithness by the Pentland Groome
    Hunda Island Orkney Hunda Island , South Ronaldshay par., Orkney, off W. coast of Burray island, pop. 8. Bartholomew
    Kirkwall Orkney Burray in South Ronaldshay. Pop. (1871) 11, 497, (1881) 12, 251, of whom 1822 were communicants of the Church of Scotland Groome
    Kirkwall Orkney Burray, for firing at a boat in which the Earl was crossing Holm Sound. The structure is a very poor Groome
    Orkney Orkney Burray with the smaller islands of Glimps Holm and Hunda; on the S are the Pentland Skerries, and SE is Swona Groome
    Panhope Orkney Burray island, it enters from the SE of Scapa Flow; penetrates 1½ mile west-south-westward, with a mean Groome
    Pomona or Mainland Orkney Burray, South Ronaldshay, Flotta, Hoy, and some smaller islands. Its utmost length, from E to W, is 24¼ miles Groome
    Ronaldshay, South Orkney Burray, Hunda, Swona, and Pentland Skerries), 15,062 ac., pop. 3314; island, pop. 2557. South Ronaldshay island is the most Bartholomew
    Ronaldshay, South Orkney Burray (consisting of Burray, Hunda, and the uninhabited island of Glimsholm). Its total land area is 15,062 acres. It is in the presbytery Groome
    Scapa Flow Orkney Burray and South Ronaldshay on the E, the Pentland Firth on the S, the island of Hoy on the W, and the small Groome
    Shetland Shetland Burray, one of the Out Skerries (43; 59), East Burra (239; 215), West Burra (442; 427), Fair Isle (226; 214), Fetlar Groome
    St Margaret's Hope Orkney Burray. It is one of the safest and best harbours for small vessels in the kingdom. A fishery here, which Groome
    Water Sound Orkney Water Sound , between Burray and South Ronaldshay islands, Orkney. Bartholomew
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