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Middle Park, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. An Pháirc Meánach“ middle field”

Background

1780 Midfarm suggests that park is probably the Irish páirc “field, enclosure” rather than the English word, Lendrick’s version being, therefore, an approximate translation of the Irish.  If this is the case, then the current name is a partial translation of the Irish.  The qualifying adjective middle suggests that there should perhaps be (or, have been) an UpperPark and a Lower Park nearby?

References

CP

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Midfarm1780Lendrick Map
Middle Park1825cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) B92/B93
Barony
Glenarm Lower
Parish
Layd
Parish in 1851
Layd
Townland
None
Place name ID
18666
Place name type
T