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Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Vol. 5: County Tyrone I

by Angelique Day


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The Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland are a uniquely detailed source for the history of the northern half of Ireland immediately before the Great Famine. They were written in the 1830s to accompany the 6" Ordnance Survey maps, but with one exception were not published at the time. In this new edition they act as a nineteenth-century Domesday book and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities. The Memoirs document the landscape and situation, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and livelihood of the parishes.

Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Vol 5: County Tyrone I, 1821, 1823, 1832-6 covers 13 parishes in the north, west and south of Tyrone, an area including Castlederg, Clogher, Fintona, Fivemiletown, Newtownstewart and Omagh. The area of Strabane is detailed, but not the town itself. These accounts include information from a survey undertaken in the 1820s. Together this material provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years



Brief history of the Irish Ordnance Survey and Memoirs

Definition of terms used

Note on Memoirs of County Tyrone

Parishes in County Tyrone

  • Aghalurcher
  • Ardstraw
  • Cappagh
  • Clogher
  • Donacavey
  • Donaghedy
  • Dromore
  • Drumagh
  • Kilskeery
  • Leckpatrick
  • Longfield (West)
  • Longfield (East)
  • Longfield (Lower)
  • Skirts of Urney and Ardstraw
  • Termonamongan
  • Miscellaneous Papers

List of Selected maps and drawings

  • County Tyrone, with parish boundaries
  • County Tyrone, 1837, by Samuel Lewis
  • Gold ornament from Tulnafoile townland
  • Earthen vase from Ardunshion townland
  • Brass ornament found on Knockmany
  • Tracing of Manor of Cecil

List of O.S. maps, 1830s

  • Castlederg
  • Clogher
  • Fintona
  • Fivemiletown
  • Newtownstewart
  • Omagh
  • Strabane
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    170mm x 12mm x 245mm
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