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Cranfield, County Antrim


Ir. Creamhchoill [kraukhil] ‘wild-garlic wood’.


Townland is on N shore of Lough Neagh, 5km SW of Randalstown

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The ruins of the medieval parish church are in a graveyard on the shore of Lough Neagh. Nearby is a holy well dedicated to St Olcan and it is likely that there was an early monastery on the same site [Cremc[h]aill c.830].


Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Maigi Cremc[h]aill, Eogan episcopus et sapiens 830cMart. Tal. May 31 p47
(?)Cremh-caille, [Ernin og]1170cMart. Gorm. May 31 p106
(?)Cluain Creamha1200cBuile Suibhne 50
Crewill, Ecclesia de1306Eccles. Tax. 86
Crannchyll, Rect. Eccl. de1540cReg. Dowdall $129 268
Cramerhill1584Eccles. Reg. 35
Chramechill1605CPR Jas I 78a
Cramechill, the parish church of1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 45
Cramechill1608CPR Jas I 121b
Crawinkill, Ecclesia de1615Terrier (Reeves) 67
Crehamkill1615Terrier (Reeves) 105
Cromwell, quatuor villae de1616First Fruits Roll (Reeves)
Cranichill1620CPR Jas I 483b
Cramechill1621CPR Jas I 524ab
Cramerhill1621Inq. Ult. (Antrim) $7 Jac.I
Cramchill, Ecclesia de1622Ulster Visit. TCD 261
Crankell1622Ulster Visit. TCD 263
Lands of Crankhill1622Ulster Visit. TCD 241
(?)Crem choille, Ernin1630cMart. Don. May 31 p140
Cramchill1634Regal Visit. (PROI) 125
Ecclesia de Creamchoill1645Acta SS Colgan 378 col.1 n16
Parrochia de Creamchoill1647Trias. Thaum. 183 col.1 n210
Grange of Crabekill; Cramekill Grange1657Inq. Par. Ant. 59
Grange of Cramkill1657Inq. Par. Ant. 88
The Foure Townes of Cranfeild1657cDS (Reg.) Duneane
Dromaula cu Cramchill1661Trien. Visit. (Bramhall) 5
~(?)Magh Cremhcoille1665cMcFirbis, D. 1869 42
Cramechill1666Lodge RR Chas II i 217
ye 4 towns of Cramhill1667ASE 106 a 1
Croghill al. Cranfield1683EA 87
the Parish of Cranfield1683Dobbs' Descr. Ant. 384
Cranfield1690sWilliamite Forf.
The Parish of Cranfield and Duneane1713Grand Jury Pres. i 27
Cranfield1729EA 88
Cranfield1780Lendrick Map
Cranfield. Cranfield Bay or Pebble Bay.1785Duff's Lough Neagh
Crawfield1826cComm. Inq. Irish Educ. 205
Cranfield1828OSNB A 40 A 13
~Creamhchoill ""wild garlic wood""1828J O'D (OSNB) A 40 A 13
""The four towns of Cranfield"" - Ballykeel, Ballyha1847EA 87
~creamhchoill ""wild-garlick wood""1869Joyce i 39
~creamhchoill ""wild garlic wood""1875Joyce ii 348
~Creamh-Choill ""a wild-garlic wood""1884O'Laverty iii 317
~Creamhchoill ""wild-garlic wood""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 49
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Parish in 1851
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