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Commons, County Down

Origin

Eng. commons

Background

Roughly a hundred Irish townlands are named Commons and the name normally refers to uncultivated land which was held in common.

References

Hannan R. J. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 2 p. 226

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Common1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) E.33

Commons

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E 32
Barony
Castlereagh Lower
Parish
Newtownards
Parish in 1851
Newtownards
Townland
None
Place name ID
17468
Place name type
T