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Saintfield Parks, County Down


Saintfield + Eng. parks


The townland of Saintfield Parks includes the crossroads around which the town grew up, and a small area to the south of it. The meaning of parks in this name is the same as in the more common Town Parks, a recurrent townland name, typically referring to the area in the centre of a town, replacing the earlier name of the townland in which the town was established. This townland is presumably a late creation, to be a ‘town parks’ area for the village settlement. South of Saintfield Parks are the two small townlands of Drumaconnell West and East, which look as if they may have been reduced in size when the village was established as such. 


KM, 2009; with additions PT, 2012.

Additional Information

See the town and parish of Saintfield for details of that name

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

(??) S. Brides

1615Maps Down (Mac Aodha) 71


1627CPR Chas I 230

Tawnaghnyn, the rectory of

1627CPR Chas I 230


1657Inq. Down (Reeves1) 143

Saintfield, called in Irish, Tullach-na-neve

1744Harris Hist. 71

Tamhnach nimhe

1834cLuke Killen (OSNB) E15

Tamhnaidh naomtha ""holy field""

1834cOSNB: gen. sources E15

Saintfield or Tullagh-na-neve

1834cCarlisle Top. Dict. (OSNB) E15

Tamhnach Naomh

1905Post-Sheanchas 111

Tulach na Naomh

1905Post-Sheanchas 111

Tamhnaigh Naomh

1969AGBP 119

Tamhnaigh Naomh

1988Éire Thuaidh

Tamhnaigh Naomh

1989GÉ 163

Tamhnach Naomh ""field of saints""

1999Dict. Ulst. PN 127
Ballitawanaghnewen1605CPR Jas I 73a
Ballytawnenewin1605Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jac. I
Tawnaghnym1605Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jac. I
Tavenaghnewin1615Terrier (Reeves) 41
Tavenaghnewin, capella de1615Terrier (O'Laverty) 324
Tavenaghnuin1615Terrier (Reeves) 41
Balle-Taunaghwin al. Loghgan1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xl
Taunaghwin(e), rectorie of1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xliii
Taunaghwyn al. Ballelisdalgan1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xxxiii
Tonaghwyn, rectorie & townland of1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xxxii
(?)S. Brids1630Maps Down (Mac Aodha) 71
Tawnaghum1630Ham. Patent [1630] xiii
Tawnaghnyan1636Inq. Ult. (Down) $75 Car. I
(?)Tawnagh1645Inq. Ult. (Down) $104 Car. I
Tawnaghnym1659cCensus 1659 90
Taunaghnieve1663Sub. Roll Down 287
(?)S. Brides1680cMaps Down (Mac Aodha) 71
Tonoghneve parish1681Ham. Jointure 125
Tonochneive Parish1692cHam. Rent-roll 130
Tonaghnive1696Ham. Partition Jointure Lands 148
Tonaghnive1707Reg. Deeds abstracts i $30
Tonaghneeve1711Reg. Deeds abstracts i $340
Tullaghaneeve1712Maps Down (Mac Aodha) 71
Tullaghaneeve1726Maps Down (Mac Aodha) 71
Saintfield1755Map of Down (OSNB) E15
Saintfield1758Reg. Deeds abstracts ii $217
Saintfield1783Reg. Deeds abstracts ii $709
Saintfield1810Wm. Map (OSNB) E15
Saintfield1830cGrand Jury List (OSNB) E15
Saintfield1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E15
Tawny Neevha1834cLuke Killen (OSNB) E15
Castlereagh Upper
Parish in 1851
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