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Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Vol. 6: Londonderry I

by Angelique Day


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The Memoirs are a uniquelly 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 liveihood of the parishes.

Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Vol 6: Londonderry, 1830, 1834, 1836 covers 6 parishes in the south east corner of Londonderry, an area bordering Lough Neagh and including the towns of Bellaghy, Castledawson, Magherafelt and Moneymore. This material provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.



Brief history of the Irish Ordnance Survey and Menoirs

Definition of descriptive terms

Note ob Memoirs of County Londonderry

Parishes in County Londonderry

  • Arboe
  • Artrea
  • Ballinderry
  • Ballyscullion
  • Magherafelt
  • Termoneeny

List of selected maps and drawings

  • County Londonderry, with parish boundaries
  • County Londonderry, 1837, by Samuel Lewis
  • Seal of the O'Neills
  • Copper brooch from the parish of Artrea
  • Man leaning on a crutch on Church Island
  • Brass boiler from Mullaghboy townland
  • 2 Silver coins from Megargy townland
  • Arrowheads from Lackagh townland
  • Mullagh old church
  • Brass knife or spearhead Mullagh townland

List of O.S. maps, 1830s

  • Ballyronan
  • Bellaghy
  • Castledawson
  • Magherafelt
  • Moneymore
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    170mm x 11mm x 245mm
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