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Shankill, County Antrim

Origin

Ir.Seanchill [shankhill] ‘old church’.

Background

Suburb, 1.5km NW of centre of Belfast

bar: BelfastUpper

The site of the medieval parish church is marked by the present Church of Ireland church of St Matthew on the UPPER SHANKILL ROAD (townland of EDENDERRY). The parish of Shankill, a small portion of which is in the barony of BELFAST LOWER, includes almost all of the city of Belfast which is west of the Lagan in Co. Antrim [Ecclesia Alba 1306].

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Sancles1333EA 184
Shankill1604CPR Jas I 49a
Seinkill1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 51
Semukill1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 47
Senikill1608CPR Jas I 120b
Shankill1615Terrier (Reeves) 184
Shankill1620Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Jac.I $3
Zamchylle1620Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Jac.I $3
Sankill1621CPR Jas I 523b
Sankill1621Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Jac.I $7
Senikill1621CPR Jas I 523b
Senykill1621Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Jac.I $7
Zanckill1621Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Jac.I $7
~Seinchill ""old church""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A24 130
~Seincheall ""old church""1869Joyce i 315
~Seanchill ""old church""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 130
Seanchill ""old church""2002Culture NI PNN PMcK/JP
Barony
Belfast Upper
Parish
Shankill
Parish in 1851
Shankill
Townland
Edenderry
Place name ID
6777
Place name type
M