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Altmore alias Barracktown, County Tyrone

Origin

An tAllt Mór ‘the great ravine/glen’

Background

The alias Barracktown appeared in the 19th century, OSNB. King James’ Well is also in the townland (LGD map).

References

KM (2010)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Altnereddy(?)1609Esch. Co. Map no.47
Taultmore1661BSD 178
Altmor1666HMR Tyr. (2) 242
Taultmore1672Hib. Del. no.47
Altmore Rd.1777Taylor & Skinner 276
Altmore, hill 750ft1834OSM xx 72
Altmore al Barracktown1835cOSNB: gen. sources no.47
~Alt Mor/Great Glen/Cliff1835cJ O'D (OSNB) no.47
~alt mor ""Big glen""1936TNCT 31
Altmore, hill228OSM xx 70
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Pomeroy
Parish in 1851
Pomeroy
Townland
None
Place name ID
9581
Place name type
T