Searching for "SCALPA"

We could not match "SCALPA" 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 11 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 "SCALPA":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Ainort Inverness Shire Skye, opening at the NW end of the Sound of Scalpa, and penetrating the land about 3 miles south-westward. Groome
    Flotta Orkney Scalpa Flow, 15 miles SSW of Kirkwall. It has a post office under Stromness. It measures 3½ miles in length Groome
    Harris Inverness Shire Scalpa, Scarp, Scotsway, and Tarrensay; Harris, Sound of (9 miles long, SE. and NW., and from 8 to 12 miles Bartholomew
    Harris Inverness Shire Scalpa, Kyles Stocknish, Manish, Obe, Scalpa, Scarp, Scarista, and Tarbert-all of them public but the last, with total accommodation Groome
    Hebrides or Western Islands Scotland Scalpa, Longa, Pabbay, Soay, Canna, Rum, Eigg, and Muck, and a number of smaller islets. These are separated from the mainland Groome
    Longa Inverness Shire Scalpa, 2½ miles NNW of Pabbay, and 6 WNW of Kyle-Akin. Measuring 1½ mile in circumference, and mainly Groome
    Pabba Inverness Shire Scalpa. With a somewhat circular outline, about a mile in diameter, it is surrounded by low reefs encroaching on its shores Groome
    Ronaldshay, South Orkney Scalpa Flow, dividing it from Swona, South Walls, and Flotta. It measures 7¾ miles in extreme length from N by E to S by W; whilst Groome
    Scalpa Inverness Shire Scalpa , island, Harris par., Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire, at the entrance of East Loch Tarbert, pop. 540; measures 1½ by 2¾ miles Bartholomew
    Scalpa or Scalpay Inverness Shire Scalpa or Scalpay, an island in the Harris district of the Hebrides. It lies at the entrance of East Loch Groome
    Tarbert, Loch, East and West Inverness Shire Scalpa at its entrance. West Loch Tarbert is 6 miles long, and diminishes in breadth from 4½ miles to nearly Groome
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

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