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Crobane, County Down

Origin

Ir. Cró Bán ‘white enclosure’

Background

The qualifying element bán ‘white’ is of relatively late occurrence in this name.  Prior to this, the townland was known simply as Cró and it is only when the neighbouring townland of Droim Fornocht comes to be called Croreagh (Cró Riabhach) that the adjective is added.

References

Toner, G. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. I p. 17

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Cró bán - White shed or enclosure

1834cOSL 1909 edn 48

Cro bán, ''the white "cro" or cattle fold''

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 97
(?)Croa1157cNewry Char. (Flanagan) 2
Croo1549Inq. (Mon. Hib.) 287
Croo (x2)1552CPR Ed. VI iv 388
Crowe1575Bagenal Rental 125
Crove1606CPR Jas I 86a
Crooe1607CPR Jas I 102b
Crooe1607CPR Jas I 495a
Croore1613CPR Jas I 246b
Croor1625cInq. Ult. (Down) $15 Jac.I
Crocee1638Inq. Ult. (Down) $84 Car.I
Ceo : bane1659cCensus 1659 82
Crobane1661BSD 130
Crebane1663Sub. Roll Down 280
Crowbane (x2)1703Forfeit. Estates 352b $32
Crobane1744cHarris Hist. 97
Crobane1810Wm. Map (OSNB) 97
Crobane1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) 97
[''Cro-bane]1834cOSNB: gen. sources 97
Barony
Newry, Lordship of
Parish
Newry
Parish in 1851
Newry
Townland
None
Place name ID
14755
Place name type
T