An historical description of the Zetland islands. Repr
by Thomas gifford
ISBN 0217784518 (0-217-78451-8)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1879 Excerpt: ... DESCRIPTION OP ZETLAND CHAPTER I. Containing a Geographical Description of the Ides of Zetland, in 17S3; its Extent, and Divisions into Parishes. HE Island of Zetland lies about 20 leagues N.E. from the Orkneys, between 60 and 61 degrees N. latitude, and longitude between 2 and 3 W. from London, having the German Ocean on the east, the Ducalidonian Ocean on the west and north, and the sea that divides it from the Orkneys on the south. It consisting of 33 inhabited islands, many whereof are very small and inconsiderable; containing some one, and others two or three poor families. The whole island together is in length, from north to south, 64 miles; and in breadth from east to west, 36 miles where broadest; and is divided into 27 Parishes, many whereof being very small, two or three of them is united into one parish; each of these united parishes being a bailifvic, and the charge of one minister of the Gospel, being in all 12 parishes, (besides a new erection of Fair isle, Foully, and Skeries), in the following order: The The 1 Mainland 2 Brasay 3 Noss 4 Burray 5 Houss 6 Havery 7 Trondery 8 Papa 9 Oxnay 10 Hildusay 11 Linsduay 1 12 Langa 13 Valay 14 Papastowr 15 Yemantrie 16 Papalittle 17 Meikle Roue 18 Lamba 19 Littleroue 20 Brother Isle 21 Bigga 22 Samptfrea 23 Fishholm 24 Yeall 25 Hascasay 26 Fetlor 27 Unst 28 Uyea 29 Whalsay 30 Linga 31 Fair Isle 32 Foullay 33 Skerries 10 Burray Fair Isle Foullay L Skerries 12 whole inhabited Islands are, Dunrossnes J Sandwick / I Cunningsburgh / Gulberwick I 0 Town of Lerwick ) Tingwall Whitnes WisdaU Sandsting Aithsting Walls Sandnes Isle of Papastowr North Maven 6 Belting j 7 Nesting 1 Lunesting r 8 Isle of "Whalesay / South Yele Mid Yele North Yele Fetlor North Parish ) Unst Mid. Parish South Parish' " Dunrossnes j ...
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