Stromness, Orkney Islands

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Stromness is a town in Orkney Islands

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Stromness within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Stromness in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Stromness, market and seaport town, police burgh, and par., in SW. of Pomona, Orkney, 14 miles W. of Kirkwall - par., 7618 ac., pop. 2410; town and burgh, pop. 1705; P.O., T.O.,3 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. The town stands on an excellent natural harbour, carries on fishing, and has a distillery, ropeworks, and shipbuilding yards.

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