Tobermore (townland)

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Tobermore
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  Derivation:An Tobar Mór
  Meaning:"The great well"
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Tobermore
Tobermore (the United Kingdom)
Coordinates: 54°48′50″N6°42′14″W / 54.814°N 6.704°W / 54.814; -6.704 Coordinates: 54°48′50″N6°42′14″W / 54.814°N 6.704°W / 54.814; -6.704
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Northern Ireland
CountyLondonderry
Barony Loughinsholin
Civil parish Kilcronaghan
Plantation grant Drapers Company and freeholds
First recorded1609
Settlements Tobermore
Government
  Council Mid Ulster District
  WardTobermore
Area
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  Total300.72 acres (121.69 ha)
Irish grid ref H831968

Tobermore (from Irish An Tobar Mór, meaning 'the great well' [2] ) is a townland lying within the civil parish of Kilcronaghan, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It lies in the north-east of the parish, and is bounded by the townlands of; Ballynahone Beg, Calmore, Clooney, Drumballyhagan Clark, Moneyshanere, and Moyesset. It was apportioned to the Drapers company as well as freeholds. [3]

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The townland was part of the Tobermore electoral ward of the former Magherafelt District Council, however in 1926 it was part of Tobermore district electoral division as part of the Maghera division of Magherafelt Rural District. [4] It was also part of the historic barony of Loughinsholin. [3]

History

The townland of Tobermore is named after an ancient well that was once sufficiently powerful to power a nearby mill, but has been dry for over a century. Fortwilliam rath and Fortwilliam House are both found in this townland. The townland of Tobermore along with four adjoining townlands formed the "Henry Estate". [3]

The town of Tobermore lies mostly in this townland, and partially in those of Calmore, Moneyshanere, and Moyesset.

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References

  1. Northern Ireland Environment Agency. "NIEA Map Viewer". Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  2. Toner, Gregory: Place-Names of Northern Ireland, page 133-4. Queen's University of Belfast, 1996, ISBN   0-85389-613-5
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Notes on the Place Names of the Parishes and Townlands of the County of Londonderry, 1925, Alfred Moore Munn, Clerk of the Crown and Peace of the City and County of Londonderry
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 HistPop; County and County Borough of Londonderry, 1926, page 27
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 HistPop; Area, population and number of houses, Vol. III, Ireland, 1881, page 698
  6. 1 2 3 HistPop; Area, houses, and population, Vol. III [Part 2], Ireland, 1901 Page 35
  7. HistPop; County of Londonderry, 1851, page 241
  8. Place Names NI - Tobermore