Stromness  Orkney


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Stromness like this:

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.

Stromness through time

Stromness is now part of Orkney Islands district. Click here for graphs and data of how Orkney Islands has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stromness itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stromness in Orkney Islands | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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