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Corporation, County Down

Origin

Eng. corporation

Background

The town centre of Bangor is located in this townland.  According to the Ordnance Survey Memoir of c.1834 (vii 19) the townland of Bangor Corporation contained twenty-five acres of rocky ground and three acres of mill-dam. Corporation is also attested as a townland name in four other instances (Armagh, Killybegs, Killyleagh and Newtownards), all in the province of Ulster, and is probably to be understood in the context of seventeenth-century planatation settlement.

References

Hannan R. J. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 2 p. 162

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Bangor Corporac[i]on

1659cCensus 1659 93

Corporac[i]on of Bangor, the

1661BSD 90

Corporation of Bangor

1834cOSNB: gen. sources no. 54
Barony
Ards Lower
Parish
Bangor
Parish in 1851
Bangor
Townland
None
Place name ID
17470
Place name type
T