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Eskragh, County Tyrone

Origin

Eiscreach ‘place of gravel ridges’

Background

The spelling Neisgragh 1654-1661 impliesthe article: An Eiscreach ‘the place of ridges’. The modern map shows a kiln and gravel pits.

References

KM (2010)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Heskerrah + ch symbol1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Neheskeragh1614CPR Jas I 272a
Eskeraghgrenan1620CPR Jas I 478b
(?)Nashie 1 b''bo1655cCiv. Surv. 275
Neisgragh 1 b''bo1655cCiv. Surv. 287
Neiskgragh1657cHib. Reg.
Eskragh1664HMR Tyr. (1) 6
Esgragh1666HMR Tyr. (2) 236
Neisgragh1666ASE 110
~eiscreach - Full of eskers or long low hills1920cTNCT 43
~Eiscreach ""full of eskers or long low hills""1936TNCT 43
Barony
Dungannon Lower
Parish
Killeeshil
Parish in 1851
Killeeshil
Townland
None
Place name ID
9920
Place name type
T