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Longlands, County Down

Origin

Eng. long + lands

Background

The townland of Longlands which measures only c. 87 acres is on the coast, a short distance east of Comber. Its name is not recorded until 1745 which suggests that, like the nearby little townland of Glass Moss, it may originally have formed part of one of the surrounding townlands, possibly of Ringcreevy which borders it on the south. The shape of the townland is roughly rectangular and satellite images show that it consists mainly of long, narrow fields running roughly east-west, which may well explain the name. 

References

P. McKay, 2009; revised PT 2012

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Longlands1745OSNB: gen. sources E 19
Longlands1810Wm. Map (OSNB) E 19
Longlands1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) E 19
Barony
Castlereagh Lower
Parish
Comber
Parish in 1851
Comber
Townland
None
Place name ID
11973
Place name type
T