Information about Churchfield Lower

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Churchfield Lower
Irish Form of Name:
Translation:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Churchfield Lower
Churchfield
Churchfield Lower By. Surveyors Sketch
Churchfield Lower Co. Cess Collector
Churchfield Lower Local
Churchfield Lower Meresman
Churchfield Lower Rev. Henry Joyce, P.P.
Churchfield Tithe Ledger
Description:
Proprietor Charles Lynch, Esq., of Cappaghnagoppul or Peters Bourgh. Rent £78. 07s. 0d. per year. Some arable land attached to the village, the remainder reclaimed and arable mountain. Crops oats and potatoes pretty good. Co. Cess 11¼d. paid per acre half yearly for 12 acres. Churchfield old church and burying ground.
Situation:
In the east side of the parish, bounded in the North by the parish Ballyovey, Co. Mayo, on the West by Churchfield Upper; on the South by Treen and on the East by Lough Mask. In the Barony of Ross and County of Galway.

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland:
Churchfield Lower is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Churchfield Lower
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Churchfield Lower
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
Down Survey Website
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Information from Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Churchfield Lower is in the civil parish of Ballinrobe Parish.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Ballinrobe
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Ballinrobe Parish
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.