Strathcona, a village of Alberta, Canada, on the Canadian Pacific Railway, named from the Canadian magnate, Lord Strathcona. Pop. 1600.


Strathearn. See Earn.


Strathfieldsaye, a Hampshire estate, with a Queen Anne mansion, overlooking the Loddon, 7 miles NNE. of Basingstoke. Associated ere that with the name of Pitt, it was purchased by parliament in 1817 for 263,000, and presented to the Duke of Wellington. See Silchester, and the Rev. Charles H. Griffith's History of Strathfieldsaye (1892).


Strathmore (Gael., 'Great Valley'), the most extensive plain in Scotland, is a low-lying tract extending NE. across the country from Dumbartonshire to Stonehaven in Kincardineshire, and bounded N. by the mountain-rampart of the Highlands, and S. by the Lennox, Ochil, and Sidlaw Hills. It is 100 miles long and 5 to 10 broad; but Strathmore proper extends only from Perth to near Brechin (about 40 miles).


Strathpeffer, a fashionable Scottish watering-place in Ross and Cromarty, to the south of Ben Wyvis (3429 feet), and 5 miles W. of Dingwall by rail, 215 NNW. of Edinburgh. Its sulphur and chalybeate springs are highly efficacious in digestive and rheumatic disorders. Pop. 354. See Dr Fortescue Fox's Strathpeffer Spa (1889).


Strathspey (Strath-spay'), the valley of the Spey (q.v.).


Stratton, a Cornish town, 16 miles NNW. of Launceston. Pop. with Bude (1901) 2308.


Straubing (Strow'bing), an old town of Lower Bavaria, on the Danube's right bank, 25 miles by rail SE. of Ratisbon. Pop. 17,550.

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill. See Twickenham.


Streatham (Stret'ham), a suburban parish, 6 1/2 miles SSW. of St Paul's. Pop. 88,130.


Streator, a mining-town of Illinois, 94 miles SW. of Chicago. Pop. 16,100.


Street, a town of Somersetshire, 2 miles SW. of Glastonbury. Pop. 4100.


Stretford, a town of Lancashire, 3 1/2 miles SW. of Manchester. Pop. (1901) 30,436.


Stretinsk, or Sryetinsk, a town of Siberia, on the navigable Shilka, a tributary of the Amur. Pop. 10,000.


Strigau (Stree-gow), a town of Prussian Silesia, 25 miles SE. of Liegnitz. Pop. 12,860.


Strokestown, a market-town, 12 miles NE. of Roscommon. Pop. 810.


Strom'boli, one of the Lipari Islands (q.v.), with a volcano almost constantly active.

Strome Ferry

Strome Ferry, Ross-shire, on salt-water Loch Carron, 53 miles by rail WSW. of Dingwall.


Stromness, a seaport in Pomona, Orkney, on a beautiful bay, 15 miles W. by S. of Kirkwall. Gow, Scott's 'Pirate,' was born here. Pop. 2450.


Strone, an Argyllshire watering-place, at the headland between Loch Long and Holy Loch, 6 1/2 miles WNW. of Greenock. Pop. 573.


Stronsay, one of the Orkney Islands, 12 miles NE. of Kirkwall. Area, 15 sq. m.; greatest height, 154 feet; pop. 1160.


Strontian (Stron-tee'an), an Argyllshire village, 24 miles SW. of Fort William, with former lead-mines, which yielded (1790) the mineral strontian.