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Culdrum, County Derry

Origin

Cúldroim ‘back ridge’

Background

The townland of Culdrum is divided between Aghadowey and the parish of Macosquin, with the greatear part of the townland being situated in the latter. The earliest forms may point to Condroim, (‘dog-ridge’), but the later forms suggest the derivation of the name is a combination of the elements cúl ‘back’ and droim ‘ridge’ and seems to be in reference to a ridge in the centre of the townland which Munn describes as ‘175 feet runs N(orth) and S(outh) and the S.E where it is 100 feet.[1] The ridge is still visible.



[1]
Munn’s Notes, 9

References

PMcK

Additional Information

split td

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Condrum1613Lond. Comp. Valuation 305
Coldrum Drena1613Lond. Comp. Valuation 306
(?)Condrum1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 157
Cordram1659cCensus 1659 141
Culdrum1814Sampson (Munn) 9
~Cúl Droma ""back of the ridge""1830J O'D (OSNB) 93 B1
~Cúl Droma ""back of the ridge or summit""1832OSNB Inf. 93 B137
~Cúl Druim ""back ridge"" or Cúl Droma ""back of the 1832J O'D (OSNB) 93 B137
Coldrum1835OSM xxii 10
Culdrum1835OSM xxii 77
Culdrum bog1835OSM xxii 78
~Cul-dhruim ""back hill-ridge""1913Joyce iii 280
~Cul-dhruim ""back hill-ridge""1913Joyce iii 280
~Cul-Druim ""The back, or recess of the hill-ridge""1925Munn's Notes 9
~Cul-druim ""The back or recess of the hill ridge""1925Munn's Notes 215
Barony
Coleraine
Parish
Aghadowey
Parish in 1851
Macosquin/ Partly in Aghadowey
Townland
None
Place name ID
2023
Place name type
T