Searching for "NORTHMAVEN"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Burravoe Shetland Burravoe, a small bay in the NE of Northmaven parish, Shetland, 3 miles S of the northern entrance of Yell Sound. Groome
    Burravoe Shetland Burravoe , small bay, in NE. of Northmaven par., Shetland, 3 miles S. of N. entrance of Yell Sound. Bartholomew
    Colla Firth Shetland Colla Firth, a bay and a hamlet in Northmaven parish, Shetland. Groome
    Delting Shetland Northmaven by a narrow neck of land, less than 100 feet broad, that separates the German from the Atlantic Ocean Groome
    Doreholm Shetland Northmaven parish, Shetland, on the N side of St Magnus Bay, 1½ mile ESE of the south-western extremity Groome
    Drongs Shetland Northmaven parish, Shetland, at the back of Hillswick Ness. Rising almost sheer from the water to a height of 100 feet Groome
    Eagleshay or Egilshay Shetland Northmaven parish, Shetland, in Islesburgh cove, on the E of St Magnus Bay. It measures about 1½ mile both Groome
    Hillswick Shetland Northmaven parish, Shetland. The village stands on the voe, 12 miles S by W of the northern extremity of the mainland Groome
    Lamba Shetland Lamba, an island (¾ x ¼ mile) of Northmaven parish, Shetland, in Yell Sound, 1 3 / 8 mile ENE of Ollaberry. Groome
    Northmaven Shetland Northmaven, a parish of Shetland, comprehending the northernmost part of Mainland, with a number of neighbouring islets, and containing Hollswick Groome
    Ollaberry Shetland Northmaven parish, Shetland, at -the head of a small bay, 17 miles NNW of Voe, and 36 NNW of Lerwick Groome
    Olna Firth Shetland Northmaven, Sandsting, and Walls, the quoad sacra parish of Whalsay, and the chapelries of Olnafirth, Lunna, Ollaberry, and Sandness. Pop. (1871) 12, 528, (1881) 11, 513, of whom Groome
    Shetland Shetland Northmaven. Along the line of junction between these two groups, extending from Scalloway N by Tingwall Firth to Laxfirth Voe, the strata Groome
    Sulem or Sullom Voe Shetland miles south-south-westward between Northmaven and Delting parishes, and varying in breadth between 3 furlongs and 2¾ miles. Groome
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