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Town Parks, County Down

Origin

Eng. town + parks

Background

Town Parks is a common townland name and typically refers to the area in the centre of a town, replacing the earlier name of the townland in which the town was established. In this case the name of the townland of Town Parks is recorded in 1606 as Ballimonaster otherwise Ballicumber, i.e. Baile na Mainistreach ‘townland of the monastery’ otherwise Baile an Chomair ‘townland of the confluence’. The latter is represented in the name of the modern town of Comber, i.e. An Comar ‘the confluence’.

References

P. McKay, 2009

Additional Information

Contains the town centre of Comber. See town of Comber for details of that name.

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Comber townland and suburbs

1837OSM vii 39

Town Parks of Comber

1837OSM vii 39
Barony
Castlereagh Lower
Parish
Comber
Parish in 1851
Comber
Townland
None
Place name ID
17572
Place name type
T