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Charlestown or Bannfoot, County Armagh

Origin

Background

On S shore of Lough Neagh, 9km NW of Portadown

par: Montiaghs bar: Oneilland East

The village of Charlestown in the townland of DERRYINVER is named from Charles Brownlow, a landlord who built roughly twenty houses here c.1830. The alias name BANNFOOT refers to the position of the village at the point where the Upper Bann enters Lough Neagh and where a ferry used to cross the river [Charlestown 1837].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 40

Additional Information

T.; Td Index 1851: Charlestown T.

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Bann Foot Ferry1760Rocque's Map
Charlestown1837OSM vol. 1 p. 47
Charlestown1837OSM vol. 1 pp 90-91
Barony
Oneilland East
Parish
Montiaghs
Parish in 1851
Montiaghs
Townland
Derryinver
Place name ID
9780
Place name type
M:V