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Moss-side, County Antrim

Origin

Sc. moss side ‘peat-bog district’ or ‘district beside the peat bog’

Background

The element moss is of Old English origin but it became the standard word for a peat bog in Scots (McKay, P, 2009, 4). The name of the townland of Moss-side could signify either ‘peat-bog district’ or ‘district beside the moss or bog’. There is no trace or record of any peat bog in the townland which lies on the east bank of the Ballyclover Burn. There is another townland named Moss-side in the parish of Grange of Drumtullagh in North Antrim (PNI vii 223). There are also two towns named Moss-side in Scotland.

References

Pat McKay

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
~""i.e. bogside""1832J O'D (OSNB) A3
Barony
Antrim Upper
Parish
Kilbride
Parish in 1851
Kilbride
Townland
None
Place name ID
6188
Place name type
T