Lying within the townland of Ballymiscaw, Stormont was originally the estate of a Rev. John Cleland. It was named after a district in Perthshire and comes from the GaelicStoirmhonadh, "place for crossing the mountains".
The regulations governing the use of the Stormont estate are displayed at its entrance. These were initially enacted on 31 October 1933, in an order by the Ministry of Finance. These were eventually amended and the regulations currently in force are:
The Stormont Estate Regulations, 1933
The Stormont Estate Amendment Regulations (Northern Ireland), 1951
The Stormont Estate Amendment Regulations (Northern Ireland), 1958