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Gresteel Beg, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Glas-stiall [glasstee-al] ‘grey strip (of land)’.

Background

(often Greysteel)

13km NE of Derry city

par: Faughanvale bar: Tirkeeran

The townlands of GRESTEEL BEG ‘little Gresteel’ and GRESTEEL MORE ‘big Gresteel’ border on Lough Foyle [Glasteles 1622].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 79

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Glasteles1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 152
two Glasteeles1654Civ. Surv. iii 230
Glassedely1657Bishop. Der. i 261
Glastellemore1659cCensus 1659 126
Craisteele1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 50
Creisteel more1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 50
Glasteele1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 50
~Gris-teile ""The grey lime tree""1925Munn's Notes 175
~Glas-stiall1989GÉ 228
~Glas-stiall ""grey strip (of land)""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 80
Barony
Tirkeeran
Parish
Faughanvale
Parish in 1851
Faughanvale
Townland
None
Place name ID
529
Place name type
T