John o' Groat's
or John o' Groat's House geographical name locality N Scotland; popularly considered the northernmost point of mainland of Scotland & Great Britain — see Dunnet Head

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  • John o'Groat's — Village, Scotland. Near Dunnet Head, it was settled in 1793 by John de Groat and his two brothers. It was once considered Britain s most northerly point, giving rise to the expression from Land s End to John o Groat s. * * * …   Universalium

  • John o'Groat's — Pueblo de Escocia, cerca del cabo Dunnet. La fundaron John de Groat y sus dos hermanos en 1793. Antiguamente se consideraba el lugar más septentrional de Gran Bretaña, lo que dio lugar a la expresión desde Land s End hasta John o Groats …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • John o’ Groat’s —  House and ferry site in Scotland traditionally (but incorrectly) given as the northernmost point on the British mainland …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • John o'Groat's House — John′ o Groat s′ House [[t]əˈgroʊts[/t]] n. geg a locality at the N tip of Scotland, near Duncansby Head, NE Caithness, traditionally thought of as the northernmost point of Britain. Also called John′ o Groat s′ …   From formal English to slang

  • John o'Groat's House — /euh grohts / the northern tip of Scotland, near Duncansby Head, NE Caithness, traditionally thought of as the northernmost point of Britain: from Land s End to John o Groat s House. Also called John o Groat s. * * * …   Universalium

  • John o'Groat's House — /euh grohts / the northern tip of Scotland, near Duncansby Head, NE Caithness, traditionally thought of as the northernmost point of Britain: from Land s End to John o Groat s House. Also called John o Groat s …   Useful english dictionary

  • John o' Groat's House — geographical name see John o Groat s …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • JOHN O' GROAT'S HOUSE —    on the Caithness coast, 1¾ m. W. of Duncansby Head, marks the northern limit of the Scottish mainland; the house was said to be erected, eight sided, with a door at each side and an octagonal table within, to compromise the question of… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • O'GROAT'S HOUSE, JOHN —    See JOHN O GROAT S HOUSE …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • John o' Groats — Infobox UK place official name= John o Groats gaelic name= Taigh Iain Ghròt country= Scotland population= 300 os grid reference= ND380734 latitude= 58.64 longitude= 3.07 post town= WICK postcode area= KW postcode district= KW1 dial code= 01955… …   Wikipedia

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