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White Mountain, County Antrim

Origin

E. White + E. Mountain

Background

14.5km SW of Belfast

par: Derryaghy bar:Massereene Upper

The townland takes its name from White Mountain (250m) on which there are extensive limestone quarries [White Mountain 1780].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 147;

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
White Mountain or (?)Varestoy1780Lendrick Map
Barony
Massereene Upper
Parish
Derryaghy
Parish in 1851
Derryaghy
Townland
None
Place name ID
10706
Place name type
T